Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

The 28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival will fill the air at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck this weekend, July 12-14.

Mass launches will take place at 6pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as at 6am on Saturday and Sunday.*

Full flight balloon rides and helicopter rides are available by purchasing tickets in advance only. Cash-only $20 tethered balloon rides will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission is free for the 6am launches, $14 daily (at the gate), $10 in advance. Free for children under 3. For tickets and more information, head to:

*All launches are wind and weather permitting. Up-to-the-minute info about launch times and delays, will be available via the Dutchess County Chamber's Facebook and Twitter postings throughout the festival.

28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

Friday, July 12 • 4-9:30pm
Saturday, July 13 • 12-9:30pm
Sunday, July 14 • 12-8pm

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck
Free parking

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