Balloon Rides!


Soar over the Quechee Landscape in one of 22 balloons at the festival.



Book your Balloon Ride on the field during the festival

Choose from the 5 ascensions over the weekend:

Friday 6:00 p.m.*

Saturday 6:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.*

Sunday 6:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.*

Balloon Rides are currently sold out. 

Tethered Balloon Rides* are available Saturday & Sunday between ascensions, weather permitting. You may purchase a tethered ride at the festival, they are not available for pre-order.

*All Balloon Flights are wind and weather permitting*

The Hot Air Balloons are only on the field during flight times. If the weather permits there will be one half-inflated balloon for kids to play in and one balloon offering tethered rides Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 3pm.

Please note that we can only guarantee that parties of four or fewer will be able to ride in the same balloon together. Parties of more than four may need to be split up into two different balloons. We will always do our best to keep larger parties together if at all possible.

Refund Policy: If a passenger decides to cancel PRIOR to June 4, 2019, a refund will be made less a $50 administrative fee. If the cancellation is AFTER June 4, 2019 or during the festival, no refund will be made. If the flight is cancelled due to weather conditions and we cannot book you on another flight, your money will be refunded as a credit to the purchasing card. You MUST BE PRESENT at the time of your ride to be issued a refund or rescheduled.*

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 $255.00. All balloon rides are wind and weather dependent.