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?