Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival
Tickets $15 adults, $5 kids 6 – 12; kids under 6 are FREE
Rides priced accordingly
I saw a tweet about this event yesterday and Mike and I went to check it out last night.
Celebrating our 10th year, the Chester County Balloon Festival is a must attend event providing family fun for all ages. Experience Chester County and the unique and historic Del Val Region from the ground up! The Chester County Balloon Festival is a non-profit organization with proceeds going to the Chester County Hero Fund and other local community groups.
I can’t believe I never heard of this event. So much fun, to do, see and experience. Who doesn’t love Monster Truck rides.
There was a lot for kids to do.
and young adults.
This was my favorite thing to watch.
The popularity of the Chester County Balloon Festival has experienced incredible growth the past few years. We will be returning to our new home at New Garden Flying Field in Toughkenamon, PA on June 24th, 25th, 26th, 2016. The airport is located at 1235 Newark Road just off Highway 1, allowing visitors from all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New York convenient access.
The event was held at an airport, so there were lots of flying machines to check out
They had balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, and other fun flying machines.
Plenty to eat too
I had my first Nick’s Roast Beef sandwich. SOooo good. This is the Nick’s that is located in the Northeast
In the evening they did the balloon glow. Normally they would fly higher, but because of the wind the balloons didn’t go up.
There was a great crowd on hand to enjoy the festivities. Tonight they’ll be fireworks.
Bring your chairs and find a great spot. Speaking of there are plenty of porta potties.
Parking is a short walk away up on the hill
You can walk, or take this tractor ride. Go early, stay late, you’re going to love it.
The expanded 3-day (Friday-Sunday) schedule highlights over 20+ hot air balloon taking flight twice per day, balloon glow featuring Special Shaped Balloon Rodeo, untethered and tethered balloon rides, and a walk-thru balloon. For a complete schedule of events, see the Festival Information page.