The 33rd Annual JPMorgan Chase Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

From $13.95

Fri, August 30th, 2024 @ 2:30PM EDT (multiple times available)

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The 33rd Annual JPMorgan Chase Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival, August 30, 31 & September 1, 2024


DONATION INFORMATION FOR ADMISSION:


$23.95 PER PERSON* for one evening admission on either Friday, Saturday OR Sunday - Required Donation


$13.95 PER PERSON* for one morning admission on either Saturday OR Sunday Morning - Required Donation


$37.95 PER PERSON* for ALL WEEKEND ACCESS PASS - admission to the festival for all 2024 dates and times, August 30, 31 AND September 1, morning and evening - Required Donation.


Children under age 3, Admission is FREE.


Parking is FREE.


TICKETS WILL ONLY BE SOLD ONLINE IN ADVANCE. TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE GATE.


Union Vale Town Residents: Special pricing for Union Vale Town residents can be found HERE.


*Ticket price is all inclusive of the ticket service provider and credit card processing fees.


HOT-AIR BALLOON FLIGHT INFORMATION:


Full Hot-Air Balloon Flights:

$350.00 PER PERSON - evening OR morning flight


Reservations strongly recommended as flights are likely to sellout in advance. Full Hot-Air Balloon Flights can be a 25-45 minute experience. To book a flight at the festival, visit www.balloonfesthv.com.


Tethered Hot-Air Balloon Flights:

$25.00 PER PERSON - Tethered hot-air balloon rides will be offered at the festival when wind and weather conditions allow. Rides will be sold on-site only (CASH ONLY) and not in advance. The balloon is tethered to the ground and ascends 50-75ft in the air.


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HOURS & SCHEDULE:


Friday, August 30 - EVENING (Admission $23.95 Per Person*)

2:30PM - Gates Open

5:30PM - Scheduled Hot-Air Balloon Launch & Tethered Rides

7:30PM - Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Moon Glow and Fireworks Show

8:30PM - Gates Close


Saturday, August 31 - MORNING (Admission $13.95 Per Person*)

5:30AM - Gates Open

6:30AM - Scheduled Hot-Air Balloon Launch & Tethered Rides

9:00AM - Gates Close


Saturday, August 31 - EVENING (Admission $23.95 Per Person*)

2:30PM - Gates Open

5:30PM - Scheduled Hot-Air Balloon Launch & Tethered Rides

7:30PM - Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Moon Glow and Fireworks Show

8:30PM - Gates Close


Sunday, September 1 - MORNING (Admission $13.95 Per Person*)

5:30AM - Gates Open

6:30AM - Scheduled Hot-Air Balloon Launch & Tethered Rides

9:00AM - Gates Close


Sunday, September 1 - EVENING (Admission $23.95 Per Person*)

2:30PM - Gates Open

5:30PM - Scheduled Hot-Air Balloon Launch & Tethered Rides

7:30PM - Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Moon Glow and Fireworks Show

8:30PM - Gates Close


*Ticket price is all inclusive of the ticket service provider and credit card processing fees.

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For complete event information, click www.balloonfesthv.com to visit our Balloon Festival website.


DUE TO ATTENDANCE AND PARKING LIMITATIONS YOU MUST DONATE TO RESERVE YOUR ADMISSION IN ADVANCE. PARKING IS NOT AN OPTION WITHOUT A RESERVATION FOR EACH VEHICLE PASSENGER.


The 33rd Annual JPMorgan Chase Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival will be held at Tymor Park in Union Vale, NY on August 30, 31 & September 1, 2024. The festival is produced by The Chamber Foundation of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce.


We are planning for 100 Hot-Air Balloon launches during the weekend, with mass hot-air balloon ascensions scheduled for the evenings of Friday, Saturday and Sunday and sunrise launches on Saturday and Sunday. Each evening of the festival you can watch the hot-air illumination moon glows light the night sky with a spectacular fireworks show.


  • The reservation is only good for one person on the date and time selected unless All-Weekend Access Pass was purchased.
  • Reservations must be made online, in advanced, in the form of a donation per person, plus tax and convenience fees.
  • Parking is FREE however it is very limited. Those without a reservation will be turned away.
  • Parking is not available day of without a reservation. You must have a reservation to enter the parking areas.
  • Chairs and picnic blankets are encouraged.
  • Tethered Hot-Air Balloon rides will be available onsite for $25.00 Per Person. Wind and weather conditions permitting.
  • Outside food, beverages and coolers are prohibited with exception for baby formula.
  • Bathroom facilities will be provided onsite.
  • RV's, vehicles with trailers and buses will not be accommodated unless you have a camping pass.
  • Not tents allowed.
  • No overnight parking.
  • No Firearms
  • No picnicking in parking lots.
  • No camping on site.
  • No dogs or pets allowed.
  • No alcohol.
  • No drones allowed on park grounds or airspace. This is law in the Town of Union Vale.
  • All bags and vehicles are subject to search.
  • There is very limited special parking for handicapped placard vehicles and parking is first-come first-serve in a field. Please plan accordingly.
  • By registering for this event you agree that there are NO returns, NO exchanges, or NO refunds. NO exceptions. Hot-Air Balloons may not inflate or fly if wind and weather conditions are not ideal. The safety of patrons and the pilots are priority and inflation is at the sole discretion of the pilot. There may be a chance you will not see balloons if the wind and weather does not cooperate. Your donation will be applied towards maintaining the integrity and future of the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival - as part of The Chamber foundation and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce - two nonprofit community organizations. To find out more about these Chamber organizations please visit www.dcrcoc.org.


CENTRAL HUDSON GAS & ELECTRIC HOT-AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL HOTLINE: (845) 454-1701


FESTIVAL PARKING INFORMATION:


EVENING PARKING (2:30-8:30PM) - PARKING IS FREE AND LOCATED ATVail Farm Elementary/Middle School, 1659 E Noxon Road, Lagrangeville, NY 12540. Free shuttle provided to Tymor Park. You may bring chairs and strollers on the shuttle. For Google map driving directions to Vail Farm Elementary/Middle School, CLICK HERE

 

MORNING PARKING (5:30-9AM) - PARKING IS FREE AND LOCATED ATTymor Park, 249 Duncan Road, Lagrangeville, NY 12540. For Google map driving directions to Tymor Park, CLICK HERE

 

HANDICAPPED PARKING ONLY: Tymor Park, 249 Duncan Rd, Lagrangeville, NY 12540. For Google map driving directions to Tymor Park, CLICK HERE


IMPORTANT HANDICAPPED PARKING NOTE: You MUST have handicapped license plates OR a handicapped placard issued to a passenger in the vehicle. If your handicapped placard does not match the identification of a vehicle passenger then we will not accommodate the vehicle. This is heavily enforced - violators will be ticketed and towed. No exceptions, as space is limited and reserved for those that need this special accommodation.

 

Parking is FREE, but limited. Carpooling is strongly suggested. We will notify ticket holders of any updates and changes via email.

 

Parking lots open at 5AM for morning and 2PM for afternoon/evening.

 

Any changes to the event schedule will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as www.balloonfesthv.com.

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Dress appropriately including sturdy, closed-toe footwear and clothes you won’t mind getting dirty as parking is in a field. The donation ticket voucher is not refundable under any circumstances as the proceeds from your donation will be applied toward the continuation of the festival next year. The use of bug and tick repellent and sunscreen is STRONGLY recommended. Outside food, beverages and coolers are prohibited with exception for baby formula. Picnic blankets and chairs are welcome, but please be courteous to other guests.


ALL BALLOONS TAKE-OFF AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE PILOT. All Hot-Air Balloon launches are wind and weather permitting. 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. All balloon activities are weather-and wind-permitting at the discretion of the pilot. If wind and weather conditions are not ideal and safe for ballooning the pilot(s) will not inflate or fly.


By making a donation you agree to all of the above terms and conditions and understand refunds and exchanges will not be issued under any circumstances.


YOUR DONATION FOR A RESERVATION PER PERSON IS GOOD FOR ONE PERSON ADMISSION TO ATTEND THE 33RD ANNUAL JPMORGAN CHASE HUDSON VALLEY HOT-AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL AT TYMOR PARK FOR THE DATE AND TIME OF YOUR RESERVATION.


NOTICE OF FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY: When you enter a Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce (DCRCOC) or The Chamber Foundation (CFDN) 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 CFDN and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar DCRCOC and CFDN events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of DCRCOC and CFDN. You release DCRCOC and CFDN, 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 and CFDN or the person or entity designated to do so by DCRCOC and CFDN. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event. We reserve the right to use any and all images taken from our events.

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Policies

Refund Policy:

Donations do not include convenience and ticket fee. All donations are final. No refunds or exchanges. Balloons may not inflate or fly if weather conditions are not ideal - refunds will NOT be issued if balloons do not inflate as this is a donation to maintain the nonprofit festival operations going forward.

Cancellation Policy:

All donations are final. No refunds or exchanges.