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.
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.