Monday, July 29, 2019

2019 QuickChek Balloon Festival

This past weekend was the 
The event runs Friday, 1pm - 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 6 am - 10 pm.
The mass balloon ascensions are at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm.
We attended on Saturday morning...
up at 4 am for the 6:30 am ascension, we aren't crazy...
it is cooler in the morning and far less crowded.

Watching the mass inflation of the balloons is a real thrill!

I enjoy seeing the character balloons but the traditional tear drop balloons are still my favorite!

The festival not only features hot air balloons, 
but also includes music concerts at night.
A Five K Run on Sunday, 
lots of rides for children and a lot of vendors,
both food and hand crafted items.
All of the sponsors have booths set up, 
handing out free samples of their products.


  1. Wow, what a wonderful event!:)

  2. It's beautiful, so many colors! Best regards from Portugal! :)

  3. Hello, Debbie! This festival does look fun. So many beautiful and colorful hot air balloons. Cute photos of you and your hubby! Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead!

  4. Love all these. I gave up a chance to ride in one. Always wonder what it’s like!

  5. My grandsons would have loved to be there to enjoy the festival.

  6. Beautiful scenes. I agree with you. All the balloons look good, but I favour the traditional shapes.

  7. That looks LIKE FUN!! Love all the colorful pictures and all the balloons but my favorite are still the traditional teardrop rainbow ones! you got some great pictures. Love that "Wonder bread" one, LOL! Grew up eating Wonder bread, still love it although I know it's not very good for us. ha ha LOL

  8. Lots of fun and colour! Gorgeous photos... love the froggie one 💖

  9. LOVE! So many beautiful colors; I saw Pepsi but no Coke, not fair. :)

    You and Chuck always look so cute! And, wow wasn't he strong to hold up that balloon. LOL


  10. I love these Debbie, must have been wonderful being in the middle of all those hot air balloons. They are so colorful and cheerful. And always love the photos of you and Chuck, and such a clever illusion as he holds up that balloon :) Great photos!

  11. i love it!! i really love the one with the mustache or the frog. so so cool!! what fun. i have heard of these happening but never seen on in person. very awesome!! ( ;

  12. Oh Debbie - this is just magical. I can almost imagine myself lying on the grass and looking up at these views. And how astonishing the size of the baskets relative to the balloons. Can they really guide those huge balloons from those little wicker containers?

  13. Well done on getting up early!

    FABULOUS photographs. This is such a wonderful and colourful event.

    All the best Jan

  14. How cool is that!?!?! Definitely worth getting up early for - and you got some wonderful, colorful photos!

  15. Oh, Debbie, I love this one. This adventure to the balloon festival is one of my favorites. I am sure it was extra fun to see them actually inflate the balloons. All of them are beautiful. I especially liked the Green Frog and the Pink Cat.
    Such a fun post; hugs for this one!
    PS. Love the photo of the two of you!