12th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival
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. Benefiting Chester County Hero Fund

  • 100+ Vendors
  • Live Bands
  • Balloons & Glows
  • Kid Activities
  • Fireworks
Jet Car Comes to 2018 Chester County Balloon Festival

This Jet car was built and debuted in September of 2016. It quickly exceeded the expectations of builders, crew and driver. It is powered by a GEJ-85 jet motor with a after burner. It will do 300 plus miles per hour, it consumes 1, yes 1 gallon per second of rocket fuel. It produces 6000 pounds of thrust and only weighs 2000 pounds, average weight of your everyday family car is 4000 pounds.

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Helpful Hints for a Great Time at the Balloon Festival

Coming to the must attend event of the year? The Chester County Balloon Festival in June is the place to be. Here are a few hints to make your time more enjoyable.

  • Bring lawn chairs and blankets
  • Leave your cooler at home, it’s against FAA airport security regulations
  • Put your sunscreen on
  • Wear light clothing
  • Hats are a great way to keep cool
  • Bring your sense of adventure
  • Be patient… parking may back up during prime time and there may be lines too

Don’t forget your camera! If you get some good shots, please feel free to share them with us - ccballoonfest@air-ventures.com or post them on Facebook.

You might want to bring cash. We do accept credit cards and there will be ATM machines on site. Some vendors will also be able to accept credit cards, not all.

Cell phone reception may not be optimal because we are in an area with an influx of activity on cell towers. No one knows if the cellular system can handle the usage all at one time.

Thank you all for participation in the 10th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival…one of the happiest places to be!

Local Balloonist Flying at Chester County Balloon Festival

Jonathan Carter is the pilot/owner of Carter Country Flights, LLC. Jonathan began his career in ballooning at the age of 14, when he started crewing for a local company. Jonathan became a private pilot in 1995 at the age of 18 and his commercial license in 2003. He continued working with local pilots to gain experience, as both a crew member and pilot, and was the Crew Chief of the American Flag during its inaugural year. Jonathan’s dream of owning his own balloon finally became a reality with the purchase of “First Born” in 2005 and thus was the beginning of Carter Country Flights. Jonathan, his family and crew currently fly in the Chester County area with his second balloon, “Boyhood Dream,” and attend several balloon festivals each year on the east coast.