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
Chester County Balloon Festival

Celebrating our 13th 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.

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 21st, 22nd, 23rd 2019. 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 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.

The ever popular Saturday Night Fireworks are back! Historically this is a crowd pleaser and we are very excited to have them back!

Read More : Welcome to the 13th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival at New Garden Flying Field!

Schedule is subject to change, please come back to this page regularly for updated info.

Friday June 21st

Saturday June 22nd

Sunday June 23rd

Rain Date from Saturday Night events, if applicable

  • 4:30PM Skydive Flag Jump and National Anthem sung by Kevin Pierce, South Coatesville Police Chief
  • 5:00PM-10:00PM Airport runway closed
  • 6:30-8:30PM Tethered balloon rides, weather and safety permitting
  • 8:30PM Balloon glow, weather and safety permitting
  • 9:30PM Fireworks
Beer & Wine Garden

Stop by the Outside Unlimited Beer Garden for an opportunity to try some of the craft beer industry’s best beer. The beer garden is located near the food trucks. Please refer to the festival schedule for wine and beer open times. Drinking age is 21. Must show Proof.

Read More : Outside Unlimited Beer Garden
Free Admission for Morning Balloon Launches

On Saturday and Sunday morning during the Chester County Balloon Festival we plan on launching balloons starting at 5:30AM. Admission and parking is free. Be sure to arrive early so that you don’t miss the launch. Updates will begin at 5AM on Facebook.

Future Aviators Kid Zone

Sponsored by the Future Aviator Camp instructor again this year, the Kids Zone is an interactive experience exhibit including flight simulators, remote control airplane simulators, aircraft riveting, fabric covering stations, paper airplane contests, and more.

Read More : Kid Zone

Victory is changing ballooning traditions we hope forever in Chester County! Share Victory not champagne! Welcome a balloon to your land in your yard. Lay white sheets in form of an ”X” to let the pilots know they have your permission to land on your property. As a thank you, you will be entered into a raffle to win entrance tickets to local attractions, local restaurants gift certificates, or gift cards just to name a few.

Read More : Landowner Appreciation Raffle! A Thank You To Our Landowners
Area Attractions and Accommodations

Experience Chester County and the unique and historic Delaware Valley Region from the ground up!

Whether you are local or a visitor, we welcome you to be a tourist in our town – let the Festival show you around from a different angle. See the area from above floating with the wind in a hot air balloon; feel the wind on your face in an open cockpit plane; or do a fly by over a local attraction or historic town. Then plan a visit from the ground and discover the natural beauty, history, arts, antiques, mansions, and gardens of Southern Chester County. Explore the many tastes in the surrounding towns and dine at our farm to table restaurants and local craft breweries. Check out our many wineries by exploring the wine trail and come to rest at an historic Inn, farm stay or one of many elegantly appointed hotels

Featured Hotel of the Chester County Balloon Festival
Featured Hotel of the Chester County Balloon Festival, Courtyard Marriott Coatesville Pennsylvania
Festival Bands

Please check back in the coming months for updated band schedule for 2019. See Festival Events Schedule for times and days.

Read More : Festival Bands
Learn to Ride a Harley Davison Motorcycle

Brandywine Harley-Davidson, located in Chadds Ford, PA has the ultimate test ride experience for non-riders. Our Jumpstart is a unique and innovative tool that puts guests in the saddle of a running Harley-Davidson motorcycle. It allows the person to experience the "thrill of the throttle" that comes with riding a genuine Harley-Davidson without actually going down the open road. We have been known to bring fans with us to give the rider the ultimate "wind in the hair" feel as they roar through the gears. Plus, it's great for pictures!

Read More : Learn to Ride a Harley Davidson Motorcycle

All Info about Chester County Balloon Festival

  • Festival Events Schedule

    Schedule is subject to change, please come back to this page regularly for updated info. Friday June 21st 4:00PM Gates Open, hay wagon shuttle begins, Vendors open for lunch Balloon/Helicopter...
  • Outside Unlimited Beer Garden

    Stop by the Outside Unlimited Beer Garden for an opportunity to try some of the craft beer industry’s best beer. The beer garden is located near the food trucks. Please refer to the festival...
  • Free Admission for Morning Balloon Launches

    On Saturday and Sunday morning during the Chester County Balloon Festival we plan on launching balloons starting at 5:30AM. Admission and parking is free. Be sure to arrive early so that you don’t miss...
  • Kid Zone

    Sponsored by the Future Aviator Camp instructor again this year, the Kids Zone is an interactive experience exhibit including flight simulators, remote control airplane simulators, aircraft...
  • Landowner Appreciation Raffle! A Thank You To Our Landowners

    Victory is changing ballooning traditions we hope forever in Chester County! Share Victory not champagne! Welcome a balloon to your land in your yard. Lay white sheets in form of an ”X” to let the...
  • Area Attractions and Accommodations

    Experience Chester County and the unique and historic Delaware Valley Region from the ground up! Whether you are local or a visitor, we welcome you to be a tourist in our town – let the Festival...
  • Festival Bands

    Please check back in the coming months for updated band schedule for 2019. See Festival Events Schedule for times and days.
  • Learn to Ride a Harley Davidson Motorcycle

    Brandywine Harley-Davidson, located in Chadds Ford, PA has the ultimate test ride experience for non-riders. Our Jumpstart is a unique and innovative tool that puts guests in the saddle of a running...
  • Ballooning History Display

    Can you believe it? The first air voyage of any kind in the United States occurred right here in Philadelphia on January 9, 1793. A frenchman, Jean Pierre Blanchard brought his hydrogen balloon from...
  • RC Airplane Show + Candy Drop!

    Annual RC plane demo presented by the Malchione Family.
  • Monster Truck Rides

    This year at the Chester County Balloon Festival you will be able to take a Monster Truck Ride around the Flying Field! Visit them at KRS Motorsports
  • KnockerBall

    KnockerBall is coming to the Chester County Balloon Festival! Knockerball™ is a single chamber inflatable sphere with inner handles and adjustable shoulder straps.  Knockerballs™ range from 1.2...
  • WGK Glass Art

    WGK Glass Art’s aim is to combine art and functionality to reach a wide spectrum of customers worldwide.  The exceptional craftsmanship and the wonderful details in its work make the pieces of this...
  • Helicopter Rides

    We fly and instruct in Robinson Helicopters, one of the most popular manufacturers of training helicopters in the world! We offer tours of the New Jersey shore points, as well as tours of...
  • Festival Facts

    What is the Chester County Balloon Festival? The Chester County Balloon Festival is a non-profit event with the proceeds going to the Chester County Hero Fund and several other local community...
  • Festival Safety

    The Chester County Balloon Festival pilots and their crews, want everyone at the festival to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Here is some important information and safety tips for spectators. Safety...