13th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival
June 21st, 22nd, 23rd 2019

The Chester County Balloon Festival is the must attend event at New Garden Flying Field in Toughkenamon PA. Filled with activities on–the-ground and in-the-air, the festival provides family fun for all ages. Benefiting Chester County Hero Fund

  • 100+ Vendors
  • Live Bands
  • Balloons & Glows
  • Kid Activities
  • Fireworks

PRESS RELEASE: 10th Annual Chester Country Balloon Festival – June 24-26, 2016 New Garden Flying Field, Toughkenamon, PA

For more information contact: Deb Harding, Festival Coordinator, ccballoonfest@air-ventures.com or 484-753-2598.

Toughkenamon, PA - Celebrating our 10th year, the Chester County Balloon Festival is a staple of fun across the southern Chester County landscape benefiting the local community in many ways. 24 balloons or so will paint the sky on the weekend of June 24-26, 2016 at the New Garden Flying Field in Toughkenamon, PA. The airport is located at 1235 Newark Road just off Highway 1, allowing convenient access for visitors from all over Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and New York.

The three-day event highlights hot air balloon taking flight twice per day, balloon glows Friday and Saturday night (Sunday if weather does not permit Sat), several special shaped balloons, tethered balloon rides, and a walk-thru balloon. Fireworks will light up the sky on Saturday night.(Sunday raindate) In addition to the customary balloon rides, the Festival will also offer other forms of flight including introductory airplane flights, helicopter, Pt-19 and Cessna 172 plane rides, and remote control plane demonstrations. The “Kids Zone” will include a flight simulators and other hands on projects manned by the youth instructors of the Future Aviator Camp and the Girl Scouts robotics team from Philly.

The Festival will continue to feature local band, Half Past Seven all three evenings, Micheal Anthony Band with lots of Jonny Cash tunes on Friday and Kelsey, country style band on Sunday as well. There are over 100 craft and food vendors, the opportunity to try scuba diving, and sample craft beer and wine sponsored by Victory Brewing Company, Paradocx Vineyard and Harvest Ridge Winery. Several new vendors have joined the festivities including Monster truck rides, knockerball and archery tag along with other carnival games.

The Chester County Balloon Festival, for the past 10 years local community groups and youth sport organizations. Last year it has expanded to supported the Chester County Hero Fund for local first responders and their families that have been injured or lost while doing their jobs. Sunday will be Hero’s Day at the Festival. Fire trucks from local townships will parade down the runway and be on display during the afternoon. Firefighters will entertain spectators with a rescue demos using the Jaws of Life and other tools of the trade.

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for tethered at the event. Untethered balloon rides, helicopter, and plane rides can be purchased in advance online through the website or at the event. Purchase your flights early as they sell out quickly. Buy admission tickets early and receive an Early Bird discount. Online ticket sales are available until June 24, at gates open. Visitors are welcome to come out early on Saturday and Sunday morning to watch the balloons lift off, free of charge. Balloons will take off Saturday and Sunday morning between 5:30-6:30 a.m. (weather permitting).
The airport will remain open from 8 am until 5 Sat and Sun and admission is free for those who wish to fly in. Please be aware that the airport will be closed between 5:00 and 8 AM Sat and Sun and 5- 10 PM Friday and Sat nites. And 5- 7:30 on Sunday.
For details on events, schedule, ticket information, entertainment, directions, and more, visit www.ccballoonfest.com, Twitter @ccballoonfest, and Facebook.