37th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival

Fathers Day Weekend - June 17th, 18th, 19th, 2016

Balloon Rides!

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Balloon Rides are available for purchase before the festival, Stay tuned!!

Book at the Festival!

Weekend Entertainment

Live Music, Jumptown Parachute Team Demonstrations, Kid Zone, Pups in the Air and more!

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Thank You to Our 2015 Festival Sponsors!

Become a part of the biggest weekend in the Upper Valley! Click here to learn more!

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Once again, the skies over Quechee and the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire will be filled with hot air balloons ushering in the annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft & Music Festival, the longest running hot air balloon festivals in New England. Don’t miss this exciting festival featuring up to 20 hot air balloons with five flights scheduled throughout the festival and additional tethered rides during the day. Enjoy continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities include train rides, a bounce house and more. And of course there will be festival food with local healthy options and a beer and wine garden, with more surprises on site!


Good all weekend!

Gates Open

Friday at 3pm
Saturday & Sunday 5:30am
*Sorry, no dogs on the festival grounds.*


Balloon Ascensions

Friday 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 6am + 6pm
*Hot Air Balloons are wind and weather permitting. They will only visible at the festival during above ascensions times*

Live Music


Kids Events

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2015 Festival Sponsors:

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Become a part of the biggest weekend in the Upper Valley!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Soar over the Quechee Landscape!

Balloon Rides are available to purchase starting April 2016! Book now with a local pilot, click here for more information!

Tethered Rides

A Tethered Ride gives riders a taste of Ballooning while being held down by long ropes only floating up to 50 feet in the air. They are a great way for small children or elders to experience a balloon ride. Like all other Balloon Rides, tethered ride are also weather permitting. Each ride lasts 5 – 10 minutes .Tethered rides are available for purchase during the festival weekend only, no pre-sales, for $20.



Ascension Rides

An Ascension Ride or the typical balloon ride is between 30 – 40 minutes with the whole experience taking about 2 hours. The balloons take off together and soar hundreds of feet in the air, gracefully moving over the landscapes of Quechee, VT and beyond. The balloons land outside the festival grounds, end with champagne and transportation back to the festival. They are available for purchase before and during the festival for $235.00. All balloon rides are wind and weather dependent.

Sample Festival Schedule of Events!

Jumptown Parachute Demonstrations, Live Music, Kid’s Zone and Balloons of course!