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Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival


Jul 12, 2019 to Jul 14, 2019
05:00 AM until 08:30 PM


The Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival is in its 28th year of hosting balloonists and vendors from all over the country. The festival's history has evolved into a Hudson Valley tradition and has grown into a full weekend of activities, drawing tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Some of the festival favorites are the evening Majestic Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Moon Glow, tether rides, and rides in the hot-air balloons throughout the weekend! In addition to 100 balloon launches scheduled annually, we offer helicopter rides, hayrides, games, live music, adult and children's activities, and so much more.

Event is rain or shine. For complete event information visit Dress appropriately including sturdy, closed-toe footwear and clothes you won’t mind getting dirty. The use of bug and tick repellent and sunscreen is STRONGLY recommended. Please do not bring outside food or beverages. Picnic blankets and chairs are welcome, but please be courteous to other guests and the balloonists.

ALL BALLOONS TAKE-OFF AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE PILOT.  Sometimes, due to impending weather, wind, or other conditions, balloons will launch early, late or not at all.  Please plan to arrive roughly 30 minutes prior to the scheduled launch time to ensure you see the balloon inflate and rise.  Up-to-the-minute information about launch times and delays, will be available via the Chamber's Facebook and Twitter postings throughout the festival.

Tether rides available for cash only the day of the event, and cost $20 per person.




View map Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6636 Route 9
Rhinebeck , NY

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