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Empire State Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Fri Jun 21, 2019
Various times
All ages
Pre-sale one-day admission: $10 (does not include tethered balloon ride); Saturday/Sunday 5-10am: FREE

In addition to dawn and dusk balloon launches, this colorful festival features fireworks (Friday and Saturday), balloon glows, and family-friendly entertainment. View balloon inflation and ascension into a rainbow aloft in the sky. Balloon rides available throughout the day. 

Refreshments available.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Friday: 11am-10pm
  • Saturday: 11am-10pm*
  • Sunday: 11am-7pm*

5am-10am: Morning balloon launch - FREE

All activities are weather permitting. Note that balloon launches are wind-sensitive.Refunds not granted in the event of cancelled activities.


Barton Orchard
63 Apple Tree Lane
Poughquag, NY 12570
** Event dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the event website to verify.
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