12th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival
New Garden Flying Field
June 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2018

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.

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

DreamShip Lands at 11th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival to Lift Up Dreams of Military Families

DreamShip Lands at 11th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival to Lift Up Dreams of Military Families

We at the Chester County Balloon Festival are very proud to announce The Dreamship will be joining us at the festival all three days this year! The DreamShip is a fully operational hot air balloon, designed by the children of America’s military heroes. Thanks to support from The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program, the DreamShip is traveling the country to raise awareness and support for Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational scholarships to children of fallen or disabled service members. With a design as unique as its mission, the DreamShip showcases artwork created by Folds of Honor Scholarship recipients symbolizing their hopes and dreams for the future. 

Since 2015, Folds of Honor and The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program have awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to military families in communities served by Rite Aid. In Pennsylvania, 13 students have received scholarships from The Rite Aid Foundation and Folds of Honor, totaling $64,000. This includes a total of $15,000 in scholarships awarded among three scholars in the Philadelphia area.

WHEN: Friday, June 23 – 4:00pm – 9pm
Saturday, June 24 – 5:30am – 10pm 
Sunday, June 25 – 5:30am – 6pm
*Rides to be offered each day, weather permitting, with a donation

WHERE: New Garden Airport - 1235 Newark Road in Toughkenamon, PA

About the 11th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival

A fantastic visual spectacle, this festival includes 20+ hot air balloons, tethered rides and an evening Balloon Glow Show. Something for everyone included food, craft vendors, a wine and beer garden, kids fun zone fireworks on Saturday and a fire truck parade on Sunday. For more information, including information on admission and events schedule visit www.ccballoonfest.com.

MEDIA NOTES: Media are welcome to visit the DreamShip to see the balloon’s artwork firsthand.

  • Weather permitting, tethered rides will be available
  • Interviews with Rite Aid Foundation and Folds of Honor representatives
  • B-roll and still images of the balloon

CONTACT: For more information and to schedule interviews, balloon rides, or live shots, contact Ashley Flower at 717-975-5718 or aflower@riteaid.com

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