36th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival

Father's Day Weekend - June 19th - 21st, 2015












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Choose from 5 ascensions! Friday 6pm Saturday and Sunday 6 AM & 6 PM
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Live Music, Jumptown Parachute Team Demonstrations, Kid Zone, Pups in the Air and more!
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Balloon Glow

Join us Friday Evening for the Balloon Glow and the Adam Ezra Group!
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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, one of 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!



Adults (13+) $15 Children (6-12yrs) $5 Under 5yrs FREE

Gates Open

Friday at 3pm  Saturday and Sunday 5:30am

Balloon Ascensions

Friday 6pm + Saturday and Sunday 6am + 6pm

Live Music


Kids Events

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Festival Sponsors:  hartford Area chamber_1000px_no Vermont

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Soar over the Quechee Landscape!

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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.

Festival Schedule of Events!

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