The longest continuously running Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England is returning to its traditional location on the Quechee Village Green this year. The festival has been chosen by Yankee Magazine as one of the top 20 events of summer. It features over 20 hot air balloons, with flights scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14th; 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th (always weather and wind permitting). Balloon rides will be available to purchase on our website prior to, and during the event. Featuring continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. Children’s activities include train rides, a bounce house and more. And of course there will be festival food, a beer and wine garden, and more surprises!
6:00 p.m. Friday evening and 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
There are five flights over the weekend--wind and weather permitting--during which over twenty colorful balloons ascend over the Quechee valley and beyond.
Tethered balloon rides are available during the day (again - weather permitting!) $20 per adult and $15 for children 48" and under
Enjoy the Balloon Glow on Friday evening, continuous bands, comedy acts, and dance routines all weekend. Children will love the "Kid's Zone" (hosted by The Upper Valley Haven) with 3 inflatables: obstacle course, kiddie grand prix crawl, and a balloon moon bounce.
From Follansbee Inn take I-89N, crossing the Connecticut River into Vermont; take Exit 1, Quechee/Woodstock/Rutland; off ramp, left on Route 4, travel 1.4 miles turn R onto Quechee Main Street at Fat Hat Corner. The Quechee Village Green will be in approximately 2 miles on the left.