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DC Regional Chamber of Commerce 28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival

The Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival is in its 28th year of hosting balloonists and vendors from all over the country. The festival's history has evolved into a Hudson Valley tradition and has grown into a full weekend of activities, drawing tens thousands of visitors from all over the world. Some of the festival favorites are the evening Majestic Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Moon Glow, tether rides, and rides in the hot-air balloons throughout the weekend! In addition to 100 balloon launches scheduled annually, we offer helicopter rides, hayrides, games, live music, adult and children's activities and so much more. Tickets: $10 online, $14 at gate, $25 all-weekend online only, $8 military/seniors at gate Friday only

Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 US 9
Rhinebeck, NY, 12572

Reader Reviews

4.6
80% of readers would recommend to a friend (4 out of 5)

Fun but a little disappointed

  4 of 5

My daughter & I went last year, we were excited to go on our first tethered balloon ride. Unfortunately it was too windy that day & we ended up waiting around for a long time to see if they would let the balloons up. Luckily there was alot of other activities to check out, but we didnt get to see the balloons at all.

-Chelsea B.

Our Beautiful area

  5 of 5

First time I saw the balloons surrounding the sky in pur beautiful Hudson Valley area I thought/reminded myself how lucky I am to grow up and live here. I love community events and learned that we are unique; not many states have as many fairs, events and festivals!

-Danielle G.

Had a great time!

  5 of 5

We all really enjoyed ourselves at this festival last year. The little ones loved watching the balloons and the “train” ride. Great selection of fair foods. Would recommend!

-Alicia M.

Depends on the weather

  4 of 5

Unfortunately, it was too windy for the balloons to launch last year. While the kids had fun getting into the baskets and playing games, it was disappointing not to see the balloons in the air.

-Erica F.

Don’t Miss

  5 of 5

This event is always a good time. The balloons are beautiful and music is great. Go with friends or your family and enjoy a fun day!!

-Karen R.