12th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival
New Garden Flying Field
June 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2018

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.

  • 100+ Vendors
  • Live Bands
  • Balloons & Glows
  • Kid Activities
  • Fireworks

Festival Events Schedule

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

Friday

Saturday

  • 5:00 am to 8:00 am Airport runway is closed
  • 5:15 am Balloon Pilot Briefing
  • 5:30 EAA Coffee & Donuts on the runway
  • 5:30-6:30 am Balloons launch, weather and safety permitting, spectators are welcome with free admission and parking. Spectators will be cleared and expected to leave the airport before gates open or pay at the gate at noon.
  • 7-11:30am EAA Pancake Breakfast
  • Runway open 8am - 12 noon, free admission to flyins
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm Band begins - Bob Croce
  • 3:00pm - 9:00pm Victory Beer Sales in Wine & Beer Garden
  • 5:00 pm
    • Remote Control Plane Demo
    • Balloon Pilot Briefing
    • Airport runway closed (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
  • 5:30 pm Band begins - Tommy Froelich Trio
  • 6:30 pm Balloons launch, weather and safety permitting
  • 7:30 pm Band begins - Half Past Seven
  • 8:30 pm Balloon glow, weather and safety permitting
  • 9:30 pm Fireworks (rain date Sunday)

Sunday

Rain Date from Saturday Night events, if applicable

  • Airport runway closed (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
  • 6:30-8:30 pm Tethered balloon rides, weather and safety permitting
  • 8:30 pm Balloon glow, weather and safety permitting
  • 9:30 pm Fireworks

Map to Chester County Balloon Festival