Schedule for Warren County Balloon Festival Activities

2020 will be held at Warren County Community College.

Celebrating our 20th year!


 

Due to Covid-19, the Warren County Farmers' Fair will be cancelled. But the Balloon Festival is on!! This year it will be held at the Warren County Community College, Washington NJ.

August 19-23, 2020 (Hurricane date - because it's 2020 and you never know -August 26-30, 2020)

 

Schedule Wednesday August 19 through Sunday August 23
Schedule Revised 8/10/20
You will need: Tickets, Mask (to be worn when social distancing not possible)
Not allowed:
No pets, no alcohol, no outside food (thank you for supporting our food vendors)
Feel free to bring: Popup tent, small outdoor games like corn hole, quoits, balls. There is PLENTY of lawn to spread out and enjoy the outdoors!

   
Wednesday, August 19 (evening only)
2:30 pm Gates Open for Evening
3:00 pm Drones for Agriculture, Front Field
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
5:00 pm

Drone Use in Search & Rescue, Drone Port
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC

6:30 pm

Mass Hot Air Balloon Launch
Up to 12 Hot Air balloons take to the sky.

Note: Hot air balloons typically fly right at sunrise, or two hours before sunset, when winds are calmest. The balloon launches last about 30-40 minutes.

7:00 pm Tethered Balloon Rides $12 per person (time tentative)
7:00 - 9 pm Entertainment - Davey and the Waverunners Duo
8:00 pm Duck Drop - details to come
Thursday, August 20 (evening only)
2:30 pm Gates Open for Evening
3:00 pm Recreational Drone Use, Front Field
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
5:00 pm

Tethered Drone Flying, Front Field
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC

6:30 pm

Mass Hot Air Balloon Launch
Up to 12 Hot Air balloons take to the sky.

Note: Hot air balloons typically fly right at sunrise, or two hours before sunset, when winds are calmest. The balloon launches last about 30-40 minutes.

7:30 pm Tethered Balloon Rides $12 per person (time tentative)
7:30 pm Entertainment - TBA
   
Friday August 21 (morning and evenings)
5:30 am Gates Open for Morning
6:30 am

Mass Hot Air Balloon Launch -
Up to 15 Hot Air balloons take to the sky.

Note: Hot air balloons typically fly right at sunrise, or two hours before sunset, when winds are calmest. The balloon launches last about 30-40 minutes.

8:00 am Drones & Parachutes - Front Field
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
8:00 am Tethered Balloon Rides $12 per person (time tentative)
10:00 am Building Your Own Drone - Front Field
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
11:30 am All visitors must leave.
   
2:30 pm Gates Open for Evening
3:00 pm Accident Clearing Using Drones - Drone Port
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
5:00 pm Drone Pilot Training - Drone Port
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
6:30 pm

Mass Hot Air Balloon Launch - Up to 20 Hot Air balloons take to the sky.

Note: Hot air balloons typically fly right at sunrise, or two hours before sunset, when winds are calmest. The balloon launches last about 30-40 minutes.

7:30 pm Tethered Balloon Rides $12 per person (time tentative)
7:30 pm Entertainment - Dani Doll
Saturday August 22 (morning and evenings)
5:30 am Gates Open for Morning
6:30 am

Mass Hot Air Balloon Launch
Up to 15 Hot Air balloons take to the sky.

Note: Hot air balloons typically fly right at sunrise, or two hours before sunset, when winds are calmest. The balloon launches last about 30-40 minutes.

8:00 am Recreational Drone Use - Front Field
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
8:00 am Tethered Balloon Rides $12 per person (time tentative)
10:00 am Tethered Drone Flying - Front Field
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
11:30 am All visitors must leave.
   
2:30 pm Gates Open for Evening
3:00 pm Drones for Agriculture - Front Field
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
5:00 pm Drone Mapping - Front Field
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
6:30 pm

Mass Hot Air Balloon Launch - Up to 20 Hot Air balloons take to the sky.

Note: Hot air balloons typically fly right at sunrise, or two hours before sunset, when winds are calmest. The balloon launches last about 30-40 minutes.

7:30 pm Tethered Balloon Rides $12 per person (time tentative)
7:30 pm Entertainment - Leah Fuls
Sunday August 23 (morning and evenings)
5:30 am Gates Open for Morning
6:30 am

Mass Hot Air Balloon Launch
Up to 15 Hot Air balloons take to the sky.

Note: Hot air balloons typically fly right at sunrise, or two hours before sunset, when winds are calmest. The balloon launches last about 30-40 minutes.

8:00 am Drones for Agriculture - Front Field
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
8:00 am Tethered Balloon Rides $12 per person (time tentative)
10:00 am Drone Use in Search & Rescue - Drone Port
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
11:30 am All visitors must leave.
   
2:30 pm Gates Open for Evening
3:00 pm Recreational Drone Use - Front Field
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
4-6PM DJ John Harvey Social Distance Dance Party
5:00 pm Tethered Drone Flying - Front Field
Drone Demonstrations by WCCC
6:30 pm

Mass Hot Air Balloon Launch - Up to 20 Hot Air balloons take to the sky.

Note: Hot air balloons typically fly right at sunrise, or two hours before sunset, when winds are calmest. The balloon launches last about 30-40 minutes.

7:30 pm Tethered Balloon Rides $12 per person (time tentative)
7:30 pm Entertainment - Dani Doll
   

 

Food & Beverage Trucks throughout the week!


It's Koffee Time
- Wednesday through Sunday - Get your fix any time.
Also on Instagram and Facebook


Angry Churico - Wednesday & Thursday
Also on Instagram

 

Jersey Johnny Grill - Wendesday, Saturday morning and Sunday morning.

Also on Instagram and Facebook


Kona Ice – Wednesday and Friday night.

Cat Like Reflexes Food Truck - Thursday, Friday AM & PM

On Instagram and Facebook

 

Cat Like Reflexes Lemonade Stand - Thursday, Friday AM & PM, Saturday AM & PM, Sunday AM & PM

 

Ice Cream Emergency - Thursday

Also on Instagram

 

Taste of Poland - Friday PM, Saturday PM, Sunday PM

On Instagram and Facebook

 

 

Bites and Bowls - Saturday PM & Sunday PM

Also on Instagram and Facebook

 

Good Humor - Saturday PM & Sunday PM

 

 

Tethered Rides – To follow the mass launches.
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. ($12 per person). Tethers will be offered as wind conditions allow.


Bicycle Balloon Race – Wednesday, August 19
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 future Fred T. Grotenhuis Veterans Community Center.


Mark your calendar for 2021 when we return, on July 30 through August 7, to the Warren County Farmers' Fair,

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 balloon festival if the balloon events are canceled due to unsafe flying/inflation conditions.

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