Dutchess County Hot Air Balloon Festival

balloonfestwebheaderThe Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival this July. They are expecting another great weekend with about 100 balloon launches between Friday and Sunday.

At Barton Orchards, afternoon launches will be at 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Morning launches will be at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Festival hours are Noon-10 p.m. on Friday, 5-7 a.m. and Noon-10 p.m. on Saturday, and 5-7 a.m. and Noon-7 p.m. on Sunday. Festival will include family activities, food and beverages, and live music. There will be a fireworks display Friday night and a Moon Glow on Saturday night. Admission to the morning launches is free. Admission to the afternoon festivals is $10 on Friday and Saturday in advance (a limited number of tickets will be available at the door for $12) and $5 on Sunday. Advance sale tickets are available, including an ALL ACCESS WEEKEND PASS at http://www.balloonfesthv.com. Tether Rides will be available for sale for CASH ONLY the weekend of the event. A limited number of Balloon Rides are available for advance purchase ONLY.

Up-to-the-minute information about launch times, including delays, will be available via the Chamber’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DutchessChamber throughout the Festival.

For complete Balloon Festival information, tickets, balloon rides, directions, or to be a vendor or sponsor, visit www.balloonfesthv.com.

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