Schedule for Balloon Festival Activities at the Warren County Farmers' Fair in Warren County, New Jersey.

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Saturday July 29 thru Saturday, August 5, 2017

Mass Hot Air Balloon launches every evening – 6:30 PM
Up to 30 Hot Air balloons take to the sky promptly at 6:30. Don't be late, you won't want to miss this spectacular event. Spectators may feel free to walk over from the fairgrounds to the Balloon Port and watch the launch close up. Opening Day Saturday, Sunday, Friday and Closing Day Saturday will feature a Hare and Hound race.

Tethered Rides – Times and Days TBA
Hot air balloons will be giving tethered balloon rides. Ever wonder what it's like to go up but too scared to actually go? Give a tethered balloon ride a try. ($10 per person). Tethers will be offered as wind conditions allow.


The Races & Contests:

Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30
Hare & Hound Race
The first balloon off the field is the hare balloon. This balloon lands and puts out a giant “X”. The other pilots try to follow in its tracks. Each pilot has a bean bag they will throw if they come close to the “X”. The pilot that throws closest to the center of the “X” wins.

Wednesday, August 2
Bicycle Balloon Race – Download the details
Bicyclists and balloonists pair up for a challenging Bicycle Race. Participating pilots will launch with a bike and bicyclist. After flying for a predetermined distance or amount of time, the pilot will land and let the bicyclist out, who then must cycle back to the Fairgrounds. The team who returns to the Fairgrounds first wins a cash prize. All entry fees for the race will be donated to a local charity.

This year's proceeds will go towards the Fred Grotenhuis Memorial Scholarships.

Rain date for this event will be Thursday, August 3, 2017.


Friday, August 4 & Saturday, August 5
Hare & Hound Race
The first balloon off the field is the hare balloon. This balloon lands and puts out a giant “X”. The other pilots try to follow in its tracks. Each pilot has a bean bag they will throw if they come close to the “X”. The pilot that throws closest to the center of the “X” wins.


Click here for a complete schedule of events of the Warren County Farmers' Fair. Admission to the Fair and Balloon Festival in Warren County NJ is $7 per adult, $4 per children ages 5-12 and ages 4 and under are Free. Parking is also Free.

 

If you are interested in crewing for one of the balloon pilots, be sure to stop by the Balloon Rides Tent on the Fairgrounds.

 

Unfortunately, the ballooning activity is weather permitting. Safety is first and foremost with Balloonatics & Aeronuts. Total refund if your flight is canceled, however no refunds on admission to the fair if the balloon events are canceled due to unsafe flying/inflation conditions.