12th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival
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. Benefiting Chester County Hero Fund

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

The 2018 Chester County Balloon Festival Amps Up its 12th Year with Exciting New Activities

May 5, 2018 TOUGHKENAMON, PA - The 12th annual Chester County Balloon Festival running from June 22nd to June 24th at the New Garden Flying Field (Toughkenamon, PA) is full of firsts in 2018! While a longtime supporter, the locally brewed and locally loved Victory Brewing Company is this year’s new presenting sponsor. Another first includes Sky Dive Flag Jump, marking the start of festival activities on Friday. Also new to 2018 is a jet car demonstration, powered paragliding demonstrations and dog agility demos by the Dog Training Club of Chester County (DTCCC). Just confirmed, Ken Cage from Discovery Channel’s Airplane Repo will serve as MC for some of this year’s events.

While full of new activities, the colorful balloons are still the showstopper! Friday and Saturday over 20 hot air balloons will launch in mass, and some may even fly into the event itself. The popular balloon glow show, featuring three special shaped balloons, will start just before dusk on Friday and Saturday. Experience Chester County like you’ve never seen it before: balloon flights will be available at both sunrise and in the evening. While flights can be purchased on-site, it is highly recommended that flights be purchased in advance as sell-out is expected. Tethered balloon flights will available as well as the opportunity to walk into a balloon for that bucket list selfie!

Back by popular demand are Monster Truck and Helicopter Rides, an expanded Kids Zone with bungee jumpers, knocker ball and bounce houses. The balloon history in the del Val area display will be back along with interactive ballooning workshop geared toward the younger crowd. Expect lots of local crafts and business vendors, in vendor row featuring one-of-a-kind crafts, handmade jewelry, clothing and more. Reps from local home services will be on hand with displays and trinkets for visitors.

Victory is debuting a new tradition in Chester County by presenting the Landowner Appreciation balloon fly-outs and fly-ins with the gift of a specialty hand crafted 750ml bottle of brew rather than the traditional Champagne. Landowners will also be entered in a landowner raffle for prizes. The grand prize winner will receive a special party for 6 held at one of Victory’s three taprooms, along with an Air Venture balloon ride for two, and other gift cards to local attractions and eateries. Taste Victory exclusively in Chester County, the happiest place to live, work, and play!

If you’re a live music fan, be sure to check out the main stage in the Victory Beer Garden, featuring acts from Half Past Seven, Brian McConnell, Tommy Froelich Trio, Bob Croce and more. Stay tuned for more announcements. the Victory Beer Garden will have many of your favorite brews, as well as family friendly games, live local bands and delicious food provided by local food trucks as well as wine, hard cider and teas from local vintners. See full list of festival times/activities by visiting www.CCBalloonFest.com. Event schedule.

Gates will be open to the public during the following hours:

  • Friday, June 22 - 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 23 - 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 24 - 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Adult single-day tickets are $15 and children 6-12 years old are $10. Children under 6 years old are free. No refunds. There may be additional charges for various activities. All hot air balloon related events are weather-permitting; hot air balloons cannot fly or even be inflated in excessive wind conditions, rain, thunderstorm. As always, safety for the pilots, passengers and festival-goers is always priority.

Interviews & Media Contact: Deb Harding Email: deb@air-ventures.com / Phone: 484-753-2598

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials.Venue Address: New Garden Airport 1235 Newark Rd, Toughkenamon, PA 19374

Celebrating our 12th 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 portions of the proceeds going to the Chester County Hero Fund and other local youth community groups.

Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, PA. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. Victory’s second state of the art brewery opened in February of 2014 in Parkesburg, PA to serve fans of fully flavored beers in 37 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. In addition to the original Downingtown brewpub, Victory’s second brewpub is in Kennett Square, while Parkesburg recently launched self-guided tours and the third brewpub.

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