2018 Schedule

All Weekend: Balloon Tethers, 20+ Gourmet Food Trucks, Alcoholic & Non-alcoholic Beverages, Top Regional Live Music, Inflatables, New England's Best Handmade Artisans, Kids Activities & More!!!

The Northeast Balloon Festival takes place Labor Day Weekend, September 1-3, 2018 at the Hamsphire Dome in Milford, New Hampshire. 

 
 

NORTHEAST BALLOON FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 1, 2018

4:30 AM Shuttles Begin -- Please see parking locations here
5AM Pilot Briefing
6 AM – 7:30 AM Balloon Flights -- book in advance here.

10 AM: Food Trucks, Beer Tent, Craft Vendors and Kids Zone opens!
10 AM – 8 PM Balloon Tethered Rides -- $20, purchased on-site
(Weather Permitting)

10AM – 4PM Walk Through Inside of Balloon
12 PM – 2 PM Show and Tell: Balloon History with Pilots
2 PM – 4 PM Balloon Basket Drop
Multiple balloons tether at the same time and try their best to drop an item from above and aim for a basket on the ground beneath their balloon

5 PM Pilot Briefing
6 PM Balloon Flight

8 - 8:30 PM Gather for Balloon Glows
8:30 - 9 PM Balloon Glows
Candle Stick Illumination during uncooperative weather (Basket & Burner)

10 PM Day Ends

Sunday, September 2, 2018

4:30 AM Shuttles Begin -- Please see parking locations here
5AM Pilot Briefing
6 AM – 7:30 AM Balloon Flights -- book in advance here.
10 AM – 8 PM Balloon Tethered Rides -- $20, purchased on-site
(Weather Permitting)

10 AM: Food Trucks, Beer Tent, Craft Vendors and Kids Zone opens!
10AM – 4PM Walk Through Inside of Balloon
12 PM – 2 PM Show and Tell: Balloon History with Pilots
2 PM – 4 PM Balloon Basket Drop
Multiple balloons tether at the same time and try their best to drop an item from above and aim for a basket on the ground beneath their balloon

5 PM Pilot Briefing
6 PM Balloon Flight

8 - 8:30 PM Gather for Balloon Glows
8:30 - 9 PM Balloon Glows
Candle Stick Illumination during uncooperative weather (Basket & Burner)

10 PM Day Ends

Monday, September 3, 2018

4:30 AM Shuttles Begin -- Please see parking locations here
5AM Pilot Briefing
6 AM – 7:30 AM Balloon Flights -- book in advance here.

10 AM: Food Trucks, Beer Tent, Craft Vendors and Kids Zone opens!
0 AM – 8 PM Balloon Tethered Rides -- $20, purchased on-site
(Weather Permitting)

10AM – 4PM Walk Through Inside of Balloon
12 PM – 2 PM Show and Tell: Balloon History with Pilots
2 PM – 4 PM Balloon Basket Drop
Multiple balloons tether at the same time and try their best to drop an item from above and aim for a basket on the ground beneath their balloon

5 PM Pilot Briefing
6 PM Balloon Flight

8 PM Day Ends

NO BALLOON GLOW ON MONDAY

 

*All balloon activity is weather permitting. Schedule is subject to change at anytime.*