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

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 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.

If you don't want a balloon to land on your property, please contact us with your address so we can advise the pilots accordingly.

The sport of ballooning, once called the sport of the gods was developed in France in the 1700s. It was once thought that when a bellowing smoking balloon landed in your field, it was an attack of alien beasts from above and merited an attack on the ground. Landowners would attack the balloon with shovels and picks until it laid still. So the pilots learned quickly, that to protect their aircraft they must show the towns people that they were in fact more civilized indeed, by proof of offering the high class bottle of sparkling wine from the special region in France called Champagne.

Well balloons no longer bellow by putting out smoke, they are now fueled by propane which is a clean, eco friendly gas that leaves no trace behind. So there's no need for proof of good breeding, but rather the left over 21st Century spirit of camaraderie that naturally comes about when guests drop in with a special bottle of brew from own locally brewed, locally loved Victory Brewing!

This new tradition is all about community, and sharing the beauty and bounty of Chester County.

Pilots will now share Victory Brew with welcoming landowners with the gift of a 750ml bottle of special Victory crafted beer. Landowners will also be entered into the landowner raffle. This years Grand Prize of a Air Ventures Balloon Flight for 2, also other prizes will include a party for 8 at the winners choice of one of the 3 local Victory taprooms. There will be three drawings, for second and third prizes. And all will include goodies and gift cards from your favorite attractions and eateries. See the lists below of contributors from 2018.  You don't have to be home, a gift bottle and entrance form to the raffle will be left behind. You then can bring it by the airport. 

Chester County Balloon Festival Sponsors, vendors, local businesses 

Thank you!

 

2018 Landowner Raffle

 

Thank you to the following companies for donations made to the 2018 Landowner Raffle Basket

  • Chester County Balloon Festival - T Shirt and Festival Tickets
  • Crystal Climber - Jewelry
  • Damsel in Defense - RFID Wallet
  • DC Enterprises - Sunglasses (3)
  • Great Spirit Collection - Dream Catcher
  • Harvest Ridge Winery - Wine Tasting Certificates (2)
  • Hello Fresh - Gift Certificate
  • Longwood Gardens - Admission Tickets
  • Phillips Mushrooms - Mushrooms
  • Posh With Sara - Posh Pouch
  • QVC - Tour Certificate
  • Rags To Rescue - Coffee Cup
  • Rebel Seed - Gift Card
  • Sticky Bucket Maple - Coffee
  • Victory Brewing Company - Gift Cards, Dinners, and Beverages
  • WoodWorksKS - Woodworking Certificate
  • Young Living Essential Oils - Sampler

 

 

2017 Landowner Raffle

 

Thank you to the following companies for donations made to the 2017 Landowner Raffle Basket

Pampered Chef pampered chef pitcher
Boyds Winery wine education classes $100
Cynthia Losco Jewelry silver earings
Lularoe by Kelsey&Kyleen stretchy tights one size fits all
Victory Brewing (3) $50 gift cards
Chester County Visitors Bureau (2) wine glasses & (2)blank notebooks
Longwood Gardens (4) tickets QVC Studio Tour & (4) tickets Longwood Gardens
Hulluh Designs Pair of Boot cloth Cuffs
The Whipp Tavern (3) $25 gift cards
Leary's Ditribution Jelly & Biscuit Basket
American Helicopter Museum  
Air Ventures, Inc  
Qvc  

 

 

2016 Landowner Raffle

Thank you to the following companies for donations made to the Landowner Raffle Basket in 2016!

ACME
American Mushroom Institute
Duling Kurtz HouseAvondale Natural Foods
Carmine's Pizza and Family Restaurant
Citadel
Domino's Pizza
Dunkin Donuts
Eagle Tavern
Herr's Snacks
L and J Crafts
Longwood Gardens
Madd Hatter Adventures
Paradox Vineyard
Perkins Restaurants
QVC
Sikorsky Aircraft
Take A Scentimental Journey
Victory Brewing

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 Flight Sales...
  • 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

    Besides being the hot bed of aviation innovation in America, Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley was the only place in the United States in the early 1950s where the sport of lighter-than-air or...
  • Franklin Institute Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Moon Walk at Balloon Festival

    The Franklin Institute conjunction with the Chester County Balloon Festival is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the moon walk by hand on work shops on the sciences behind it.The Franklin...
  • 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...