BALLOON LAUNCHES ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT!

CHECK HERE FOR ONGOING UPDATES ON LAUNCHES! 

THIS UPDATE Was Made On SUNDAY at 6:30am

The SUNDAY am LAUNCH has a 0% Chance of Execution BASED on RAIN

This was our last scheduled BALLOON launch

GOOD NEWS is that Weather should improve for the regular show hours of 11am – 5pm

Helicopter Rides are STILL Scheduled for Today PLUS so much MORE

LIKE the Helping Our Vets Car Show + the New York Steak Cookoff Competition

Browse the SITE, click FESTIVAL INFO for a SCHEDULE, and Plan to VISIT the Marketplace for GREAT Shopping!

SEE YOU TODAY from 11am-5pm

Saturday Sunset LAUNCH and BALLOON GLOW- Were Successful

WE Launched SEVERAL Balloons and Had a Balloon Glow

Much GRATITUDE to the Pilots and Balloonmeister for GIVING US a GREAT SHOW

Saturday Sunrise LAUNCH – Was 100% Successful

ALL BALLOONS launched this MORNING and it was AMAZING!

The Friday Sunset LAUNCH this YEAR was a TOTAL BUST due to HIGH WINDS 🙁

We were VERY disappointed but FOUND FUN in all the UMPTEEN other EVENTS that were GOING ON at the FESTIVAL

NEVER FORGET THAT BALLOONS ONLY LAUNCH AT SUNRISE AND SUNSET

THIS IS TRUE FOR EVERY BALLOON FESTIVAL EVERYWHERE IN THE WHOLE WORLD 

Visit the Balloons Page for a detailed explanation! 

THANKS TO EVERYONE who CAME to the FESTIVAL this YEAR

GET READY FOR THE 2021 SARATOGA

BALLOON & BBQ FESTIVAL!

August 27-29, 2021

Friday 3pm – 9pm

Saturday 11am – 8pm

Sunday 11am – 5pm

At the Saratoga County Fairgrounds

in Ballston Spa, NY

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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!

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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THE FESTIVAL PROUDLY HELPS SUPPORT THESE CHARITIES