Friday, July 12, 4-9:30PM:
Saturday, July 13, 12-9:30PM:
Sunday, July 14, 12-8PM:
ALL WEEKEND ACCESS PASS:
SENIOR & MILITARY ADMISSION:
*Advance Ticket Pricing: a convenience fee and tax, will be added at the time of checkout.
*Tickets are valid for Friday, Saturday OR Sunday (except All Weekend Access Pass).
*All sales are final. No returns, exchanges, or refunds. No exceptions.
*Parking is free.
*All Hot-Air Balloon launches are wind and weather permitting.
For complete event information, click www.balloonfesthv.com to visit our Balloon Festival website.
The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to be back at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds to present the 28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival July 12, 13, and 14.
One of the region’s signature community events, the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival has expanded significantly over the years, with thousands of people attending in 2018. The Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY will offer free on-site parking for the entire weekend as well as a stable infrastructure that hosts hundreds of thousands of people each year.
The Chamber is planning over 100 Hot-Air Balloon launches during the weekend, with mass launches scheduled in the evenings Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the popular sunrise launches on Saturday and Sunday. There will be tethered balloon rides available for a fee of $20.00 per person, in cash only. All balloon activities are weather-and wind-permitting at the discretion of the pilot. Limited Helicopter rides are available in advance by purchasing boarding passes online at www.independenthelicopters.com. The festival will take place rain or shine. Activities include: live bands, vendors, food trucks, family activities, and more. No dogs allowed. No outside food or beverages will be allowed, and all bags are subject to search.
NOTICE OF FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY: When you enter a Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce (DCRCOC) event or program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by DCRCOC and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar DCRCOC events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of DCRCOC. You release DCRCOC, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by DCRCOC or the person or entity designated to do so by DCRCOC. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.
Event is rain or shine. 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 or more prior to the scheduled launch time to ensure you see the balloon inflate and rise. Up-to-the-minute info about launch times and delays, will be available via the Chamber's Facebook and Twitter postings throughout the festival. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.