Important Announcement

The Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival will NOT happen in 2022.

Post COVID, we could not schedule the Festival at a time and space that worked.

We will re-schedule it at a separate location (details coming soon) in 2023. 

As soon as we have finalized the new location, we will announce it here.

HUGE thanks to all the patrons and participants who have supported us!

We sincerely hope you will join us at our new time and space in 2023.

If you have any questions, call us at 518-288-8468

Or email us at info@craftproducers.com

Meanwhile Enjoy Scenes from the 2021 Festival here on the website and don’t hesitate to reach out to Exhibitors and Vendors who participated with us last year!

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hot air balloons

Don’t miss our beautiful morning and afternoon mass balloon launches, at sunrise and sunset.  These are VERY popular, and are weather dependent, so please check our Facebook page for the latest updates.

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BBQ & beer

We bring in some of the biggest, best and most impressive BBQ vendors from around the country.  You’ll be able to see, smell and tasted the best from around the US.  (We’re also hosting the US Steak Cooking Championships onsite)

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stewarts Balloon Glow

Don’t miss this magical event! The balloons are inflated at night, and when the burners are ignited the balloons come to life with brightly glowing colors and the roar.

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kids zone

The festival’s Kid Zone will feature bounce houses, pony rides, magicians and more.  Check the schedule for times and prices.

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entertainment

The festival provides you some fun and funny entertainment throughout the weekend.  They are all family friendly, and perform at specific times, so check the schedule online.

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Hot air balloon & helicopter rides

Want an amazing lifetime memory?  Hour-long balloon flight at the Festival.  You’ll launch in front of thousands of cheering spectators and will gently glide across the tree tops.  Hot air balloons aren’t the only thing flying at the festival.

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custom car show

The Helping Our Vets Custom Car Show happens on Sunday of the festival, with nearly 100 custom cars will roll in for you to ohh and ahh over.  They’ll be right on the flight field, so have your cameras ready.

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Marketplace

We’re proud to present a selection of artists and artisans displaying and selling contemporary art, craft, and specialty foods. These exhibitors will present a variety of handcrafted items as well as specialty foods such as maple syrup, chocolate, wines, spirits, dressings, and more

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new york steak cooking championships

The BEST steak cooking teams will compete at the festival, vying for the coveted Best In NY Championship!

2021 DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

 

FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

  • SUNSET BALLOON LAUNCH
  • MARKETPLACE OPEN ALL DAY
  • KIDS ZONE by MVP Healthcare w/SEAN the PRANKSTER
  • PONY RIDES + FACE PAINTING
  • STEWARTS BALLOON GLOW
  • HELICOPTER RIDES
  • DARE DEVIL DOG SHOW
  • BRENT McCOY COMEDY JUGGLING
  • RICH ORTIZ LIVE MUSIC

SATURDAY HIGHLIGHTS

  • SUNRISE BALLOON LAUNCH
  • SUNSET BALLOON LAUNCH
  • MARKETPLACE OPEN ALL DAY
  • KIDS ZONE by MVP Healthcare w/SEAN the PRANKSTER
  • PONY RIDES + FACE PAINTING
  • HELICOPTER RIDES
  • DARE DEVIL DOG SHOW
  • BRENT McCOY COMEDY JUGGLING
  • DONNA TRITICO BAND
  • RED DIRT HIGHWAY BAND

SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS

  • SUNRISE BALLOON LAUNCH
  • KIDS ZONE by MVP Healthcare w/SEAN the PRANKSTER
  • MARKETPLACE OPEN ALL DAY
  • PONY RIDES + FACE PAINTING
  • Helping Our Vets CAR SHOW
  • HELICOPTER RIDES
  • NY STEAK COOK OFF COMPETITION
  • PADRAIC DECKER LIVE MUSIC
  • KOZMO MAGIC SHOW

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