Join a Balloon Chase Crew!


Be part of a chase crew!

Chase Crews are assigned to a specific balloon and pilot, and help inflate and launch the balloon.  It’s a lot of fun.   Once aloft, they then hop in the balloon’s chase vehicle, and follow it to its landing area, helping fold the balloon.  A champagne toast follows for the crew and the landowner.  No prior experience necessary. What a great experience!

It’s an exciting fun job, suitable for any able-bodied person.

There is one launch each morning and evening.  Each launch only requires a few hours of help.


  • Memories for a lifetime, and many laughs.
  • A special “Chase Crew” festival shirt.
  • For each slot that you are a volunteer, you’ll receive a day pass.

Want to learn about joining a Chase Crew?

Want to volunteer in other ways? 

Volunteering at the Saratoga Balloon & Craft Festival is FUN, creates lifetime memories, and lasts just a few hours per launch.  There are a number of positions available for volunteers, including being a Chase Crew Member, assisting us with parking, and others.

Want to volunteer?