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
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 France and departed from the large prison yard of the Walnut Street Penitentiary, just behind Independence Hall. His flight was witnessed by President George Washington. He flew south across the Delaware River and landed in New Jersey.

Read more about the guests that will be in attendance who will be giving talks on the history of ballooning and the 225th Anniversary celebration of America's First Flight in 2018! You can find their display in the vendor area by the tethered balloons at the Chester County Balloon Festival.

Read More : Aero Club of Pennsylvania Ballooning History Display

Annual RC plane demo presented by the Malchione Family.

Read More : RC Airplane Show + Candy Drop!
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 Meters to 1.5 Meters and the size or fit is predicated on your height.  Knockerballs™ can be used singularly to perfect your rolls, flips, and wheels.

Read More : KnockerBall

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 collection come of the most desirable in the glass world.

WGK Glass Art Studio is located at 1255 Newark Road, Toughkenamon, PA. Look for the signs pointing to WGK at the airport entrace, they are located just off of Newark Road, not on the airport grounds.

www.wgkglass.com.

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 Philadelphia, The Brandywine River Valley, and The Lancaster area.  We offer flight training for the soon to be available FAA Commercial UAS (Drone) Pilot Rating.

Helicopters Available For Photography, Site Seeing, Instruction & Special Events.

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 groups. This hot air balloon festival is designed for families and kids of all ages featuring more than 20 balloons, including Special Shape Balloons. The Festival is located at New Garden Flying Field, 1235 Newark Road, Toughkenamon PA.

I bought tickets online, when will I receive them?

Your tickets will be emailed to you within one hour of purchase. Please PRINT THIS EMAIL and show it at the gate. Check your spam box just in case, sometimes your spam settings are set very high which can mark our emails as spam accidentally. IF YOU ARE MISSING THE EMAIL HAVE IT RESENT HERE http://ccballoonfest.com/ticket/resend-my-tickets.html

What does it cost to go to the Festival?

Admission to the Festival is $20 per adult, $10 per child 6-12. Children under 6 are free. Advanced adult tickets can be purchased at a discount on our website.

Attendees can purchase tickets for hot air balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, and helicopter rides for an additional fee. See ticket sales page for more details.

Multiple ATMs will be available onsite.

Are pets allowed at the festival?

NO pets are allowed at the Festival except Service Dogs (proper documentation required). This event attracts a large crowd which is not a good environment for pets.

Read More : Festival Facts

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 First

Hot Air Balloons are an aircraft, certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), annually inspected, and operations are regulated. Balloon pilots hold an FAA Lighter-than-Air certificate limited to airborne heater. The pilots must have a current certificate, completed biannual flight reviews, and annual safety courses.

Read More : Festival Safety

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...