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Treats & Tricks
Flying Fun at Warren County Community College


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Drones • Hot Air Balloon Launches • Tethered Rides • Balloon Glow


Due to the popular demand of the Warren County Hot Air Balloon Festival - previously held at Warren County Community College - organizers are excited to present Treats & Tricks, October 24 & 25, 2020, from 2-7:30 pm.

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Treats & Tricks, will once again feature Drones and Hot Air Balloons, for an afternoon and evening of flying fun. In addition to Drone Demonstrations, Hot Air Balloon launches and Tethered Rides, there will be a Balloon Glow.

Of course we ask that you “mask up” but also invite visitors to dress in costume for this weekend event. There will be opportunities for children to do some Trick or Treating as well.

Food trucks include Angry Chouriço BBQ, Latin Bites and Lemonade Stand.

Admission will be limited so we suggest purchasing your tickets in advance. Admission does not include riding in the balloons. There will be tethered balloon rides offered, weather permitting, for $15 per person. Take a short up and down in a hot air balloon. Appropriate for all ages. Full length balloon rides will also be available, ranging from $210 per person to $550 for a private ride for two.


2:00 Gates Open
2:00 - 7:30 pm Food Trucks
2:30 - 3:30 pm Drone Flying Demos & Lessons - Instructors and student pilots will be on hand to demonstrate flying, and to answer questions.
3:00 pm Tether Rides (weather permitting) $15 per person
Note: Times on Tethered Rides are general and will be delayed if it is too windy. Once we begin, they will continue until the line is finished or weather prohibits.
3:30 - 4:30 pm Costume Show & Trick or Treating
4:15 - 5:00 pm Balloons inflate & depart the field
5:00 - 7:15 M-Power Entertainment with DJ Wayne Golden (Saturday)
6:30 -7:15 pm Balloon Glow - Balloons return to the launch field and illuminate the field as they glow. Trick or Treating

Please note, if you attended the previous festival, the balloon launch time is earlier. Balloons prepare to fly about 2 hours before sunset. Click here for more FAQ's

All visitors will be required to have a mask with them for entry, and the mask will need to be worn in designated areas.

Admission Tickets - Click the red BOOK NOW Button on the bottom right of the screen.
Advance Tickets (highly recommended)
$8 per person, (plus processing fees, sales tax)
Mask required for entry. Please have your ticket ready to scan.

Admission at gate:
Limited - advance tickets highly recommended
$12 per person, cash. (Includes sales tax) Exact change appreciated.

Balloon Rides
$210 per person
$550 private ride for 2
$700 private ride for three

Tethered rides are first come, first serve. They are tentatively scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. The exact start time will be determined based on weather that day and may be delayed if the winds are too strong.

Proceeds to benefit the Fred Grotenhuis Memorial Scholarships ( and the Fred T. Grotenhuis Veterans Community Center project - both 501c3 organizations.

To purchase admission tickets visit To book a full flight hot air balloon ride book online, emailing, or by calling 908-283-0721.

And a friendly reminder that you will want to have a mask with you, as you may need to wear it where it is not possible to social distance on site. Click here

Address for Navigation Device: Warren County Community College, 475 Route 57, Washington NJ

Plan your trip accordingly. See our FAQ's to learn more about the times of day balloons can fly.


Video of our flying area.

Special Thanks to Rick Knox, Certified Drone Pilot –




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