2017 Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

We are so excited for the summer and have a growing list of cool activities that we can’t wait to check out. One activity that’s on our list is attending the annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival. Held on July 7-9, 2017, the festival will include over 80 launches and family-friendly activities such as a petting zoo, hayrides, food trucks and vendors, a tap room, bakery and farmer’s market, fire pits, ball toss, and live music entertainment!

2017 Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

This year there will also be special shape balloons ‘Piko’ and ‘Pokey’ as well as the popular Moon Glow and fireworks displays that will light up the night sky both Friday and Saturday evenings! There will also be helicopter rides and hot-air balloon rides that you can check out for an additional fee. Check out more details below, including how to score your tickets.


The Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

2017 Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

July 7th, 8th, and 9th
Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Lane
Poughquag, NY

Admission to the morning mass launches on Saturday and Sunday is free and the gates will open at 5 a.m. Admission to the festival starting at 10 a.m. is $10 on Friday and Saturday in advance, (a limited number of tickets will be available at the gate for $12) and $5 on Sunday (available at the gate only). An all-access weekend pass is available for $17.95 until July 1. Both on- and off-site parking are free and off-site parking includes shuttle service when necessary.

Off-Site Parking
331 Greenhaven Road
Poughquag, NY
Balloon launches will be at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday. All launches, rides, Moon Glow, and fireworks are completely weather dependent.

Visit balloonfesthv.com for complete event information, tickets, FAQs, directions, sponsors, and more. Be sure to share your pics using hashtag #HVBalloon! 


Make the most out of your weekend!

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