Celebrating our 11th 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 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2017. 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!
A new event of Sunday will feature a parade of fire trucks from most of the local townships including rescue demos using the jaws of life and other tools of the trade. The Festival will continue to feature local bands each day and over 100 craft and food vendors, including local craft breweries, wineries and mushrooms too.
When the festival gates open it will be to both fly in and drive in visitors! A Saturday morning community favorite Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the local Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association will be open to the public.
This new venue also allows the Festival to incorporate other forms of flight including introductory airplane flights, helicopter, and plane rides (Pt-19 and Cessna 172) in addition to the customary balloon flights. There will be a “Kids Zone” with flight simulators and other hands on projects that will be manned by the youth instructors of the Future Aviator Camp.
Seeing a hot air balloon brings out the little kid in everyone and we will have 20 of them! Be a kid again with your kids- there is something for everyone! Buy your tickets early and receive an Early Bird discount.
See you in June!