Our 2019 schedule SO FAR:

July 11-14, 2019 New Castle, Pa. Western Pa. Balloon Quest

I attended this festival a couple years ago, and it was really fun! About 25 balloons expected, starting with a balloon glow Thursday night. Flew to an Amish farm one morning and tethered the neighborhood. Hosted by the Union Township Volunteer Fire Department, they have fun events for the pilots and crews to participate in, including a themed party where teams are awarded for best costumes. This year’s theme is “Circus is Coming to Town.” Hmmm, lots of options here. Want to join our crew? https://wpaballoonquest.webs.com/

July 19-21, 2019 Wellsville, N.Y. Great Wellsville Balloon Rally

Happy to be returning to Wellsville in Allegany County this year, which is where I saw my first hot-air balloon festival. About 25 balloons will take off from a park in the village, right next to the Genesee River, which is pretty much a creek down there. The scenery is great (once the fog burns off in the mornings) and we can fly lazily up the river valley, and maybe even do a splash-and-dash. The community also makes this a special place to attend…everyone really seems to love the balloons! (The one guy who didn’t and threatened to shoot us for flying over and sucking the oxygen out of his soil moved away, I’m told). http://wellsvilleballoonrally.com/?fbclid=IwAR0lldrOE4O03X6IUVOvQuApkAWIbxKgY52DPpZZZ_AQvIp0rKvdlbWESTs

Aug. 2-4, 2019   Binghamton, N.Y. Spiedie Fest & Balloon Rally

One of the longest-running balloon events in the Northeast, and one we've enjoyed flying at for years. Balloons ascend from Otsiningo Park, where it's usually packed with people and craft, entertainment and food booths. And if you don't know what a spiedie is, that's fine. There will be more for us. www.spiediefest.com

Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2019   Dansville, N.Y.  New York State Festival of Balloons

This will be the 38th year balloons have flown in Dansville for Labor Day weekend, and I'm proud to say I've flown in each festival! Dozens of balloons decorate the scenic Genesee River Valley during six scheduled flights. Also a large array of arts and crafts, so get there early in the afternoons.  www.NYSFOB.com

Sept. 20-22, 2019   Glens Falls, N.Y. Adirondack Balloon Festival

The largest event we fly in with around 100 balloons, this year marks 47 years balloons have flown in this scenic setting at the Warren County Airport. And there's never an admission charge to the public! This is also an event that often draws more spectators in the mornings than in the evenings, but either way, tens of thousands will be joining us. Contact us early if you'd like a reservation for a ride. Some of our friends count on a ride each year!  AdirondackBalloonFest.org