11th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival
New Garden Flying Field
June 23rd, 24th, 25th 2017

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

  • Free admission to aircraft until 5PM
  • 8:00 am-3:30 pm Vendor Set-up (Can arrive anytime)
  • 12:00 pm
    • Volunteer Meeting
  • 4:00 pm
    • Gates open to the public, drive in or fly in
    • Vendors Open
  • 4:30pm
    • Monster Truck rides start
  • 5:00 pm
    • Tethered Balloon Rides Start, weather and safety permitting. Tickets sold on the field only.
    • Remote Control Plane Demo
    • Balloon Pilot Briefing
    • Airport Runway Closed (5:00-10:00 pm)
  • 5:30-6:30 pm Balloon Setup begins
  • 6:00 pm Band begins
  • 6:30 pm Balloon launch, weather and safety permitting
  • 8:30 pm Balloon glow, weather and safety permitting

Saturday

  • Airport runway is closed 5am to 8am
  • Free admission to aircraft until 12 Noon
  • 5:15 am Balloon Pilot Briefing
  • 5:30-6:30 am Balloons launch, weather and safety permitting, spectators are welcome (no gate) Airport runway open at 8AM spectators cleared.
  • 12:00 pm
    • Kite demo 12-3pm
    • Airport Runway Closed (12:00-3:15 pm)
    • Gates open to public, drive in or fly in
    • Vendors open for lunch
    • Walk Through balloon begins, weather and safety permitting
    • Helicopter Rides (1:00-4:00 pm)
    • Kid Zone Open (12:30-9:00 pm)
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm Hops & Grapes Wine and Beer Garden Opens
  • 5:00 pm
    • Remote Control Plane Demo
    • Band begins
    • Balloon Pilot Briefing
    • Airport runway closed (5:00 pm-10:00 pm)
  • 6:30 pm Balloons launch, weather and safety permitting
  • 8:30 pm Balloon glow, weather and safety permitting
  • 9:30 pm Fireworks (rain date Sunday)

Sunday

  • Airport runway is closed 5am to 8am
  • Free admission to aircraft until 12 Noon
  • 5:15 am Balloon Pilot Briefing
  • 5:30-6:30 am Balloons launch, weather permitting, spectators are welcome (no gate) Airport runway open at 8AM spectators cleared.
  • 12:00 pm
  • 12:30 pm
    • Monster Truck rides start
    • Fire Truck Parade
  • 1:00 pm
    • Fireman Rescue Demos 1:00pm and 2:30pm
    • Tethered Balloon Rides 1:00pm - 6:00pm
  • 1:00 pm Band begins
  • 3:00 pm Band begins
  • 3:00-6:00 pm Tethered balloon Rides, weather and safety permitting
  • 5:00 pm
    • Remote Control Plane Demo
    • Pilot briefing
    • Airport runway closed (5:00-8:00 pm)
  • 6:30 pm Balloon Launch, weather and safety permitting

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