Featuring Music, Fine Art, and Crafters on the Quechee Village Green
Father’s Day Weekend - June 19, 20, and 21, 2015
Check out this great video and article on the WPTZ Channel 5 website!
Get a taste for the all that the Festival has to offer with this video of last years event!
Sorry, no dogs or bicycles allowed on festival grounds.
The longest continuously running Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England is at its traditional location on the Quechee Village Green. The festival has been chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 20 events of summer. It features over 20 hot air balloons, with flights scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19th; 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 20th and Sunday, June 21st (always weather and wind permitting). Balloon rides are available to purchase on our website prior to the event date. Don't miss this exciting event featuring 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, a beer and wine garden, and more surprises!
6:00 p.m. Friday evening and 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
There are five flights over the weekend--wind and weather permitting--during which over twenty colorful balloons ascend over the Quechee valley and beyond. What a sight!
Tethered balloon rides are available during the day (again - weather permitting!) $20 per person check in at the Balloon Ride Shed for scheduled times. Call 802.295.7900 for more information.
Enjoy the Balloon Glow on Friday evening (rain-date is Saturday), continuous bands, comedy acts, and dance routines all weekend. >
Children will love the "Kid's Zone" (hosted by The Upper Valley Haven) with 3 inflatables: two unique obstacle courses and a dinosaur bounce house.
Enjoy the amazing Pups in the Air & the Jumptown Parachute Demonstration Team.
CLICK HERE for a look for the 2014 schedule!
Food Court & Vendors
Northeast Concessionaires returns again this year with their fabulous Food Court. The Food Court offers great food for everyone including those blooming onions & healthy wraps!
There are over 60 outstanding craft artisans from pottery to potpourri. Commercial vendors, area businesses and non-profit organizations offer information and bargains galore!
Interested in being a Festival vendor this year? Click HERE
Gates open at 3PM on Friday and at 5:30AM on Saturday and Sunday!
PARKING INCLUDED IN ADMISSION!
Only $15.00 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 yrs-12 yrs and free for 5 yrs and under! Admission Tickets for the festival grounds are good for the entire weekend. >
ATM on site!
Once in, there is a reasonable charge for the day at the Kid's Zone & small charge for the Rambling Railroad. All other entertainment, except balloon rides, is included in the admission fee.
On Sunday, Dads accompanied by a child pay $10. Happy Father's Day!
Sorry - No Dogs or Bicycles Allowed on Festival Grounds, service dogs only.