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

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

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!

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!

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...