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Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday June 1 & Sunday June 2

The Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts & Crafts Festival welcomes artists, crafters and other vendors to participate in the first of 3 hot air balloon festivals in Warren County, New Jersey.

Wristbands will be required for the event.

Admission is $10 per adult, $5 for ages 4-12, $5 parking

Get your advance tickets online before May 30 & save:

Admission in advance, $8 / $4 (Parking $5)

Family Pack available online - $35 includes parking & up to 5 ppl per car.

Option to buy Ticket Protection online as well. Details online.

Saturday, June 1 & Sunday June 2, 2024

2 - 8:30 pm

Gates Open - Arts & Crafts, Vendors, Food Trucks, and more. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a day out in the country, and for the shows in the evening!

2:00 pm

Chalk Art Contest 

Artists will be working hard during the day in the Chalk Art Contest, which visitors can enjoy during the festival. 

Didn't sign up in advance? Join us when you arrive up until 2:30pm) To register in advance, click here.

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Warren County Timeline of Technology Stories

Our storyteller, Henry – dressed as a dapper chap – is back!  Learn about significant events in Warren County's History along their Timeline of Technology. Henry, the dapper chap, will delight visitors with stories of Warren County as we celebrate our upcoming Bicentennial in 2025. Learn more at Warren200.com

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Enjoy the entertainment of Balloons the Clown.  He dazzles with magic tricks and audience participation, followed by balloon sculptures for kids.

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Hot Air Balloon Competition

Meet a competition pilot & learn what bean bags and laptops have to do with hot air balloons!

2:00 - 6:00 pm

Check out WarrenUAS by the Drone Port. They are happy to share information about their award winning Drone/Robotics/AI program. Learn how through their program, you can train for a high paying job in a variety of industries!

2:00 - 6:30 pm

Take the Warren County Timeline of Technology Challenge

Stroll along the College's 1.2 mile scenic walking trail and discover the Timeline of Technology along the way. Pick up the Scavenger Hunt Challenge at the Entertainment Tent, from the man dressed like a dapper chap. Can't miss him! Complete the challenge and win tickets for the festival in September!

2:00 - 7:00 pm 

Enjoy childrens' activities at Fascination Place. Sponsored in part by Land of Make Believe, celebrating 70 years! 

2:00 - 8:00 pm 

June Jumble Combat Robots. Two arenas, twice the fun! (Combat will start around 12 noon, prior to event open. Feel free to stop in earlier.) Register at robotcombatevents.com

2:00 - 8:00 pm 

Games Corner - get your $5 tickets at the Balloon Ride/Information Tent.
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Prices varies for various activities.)

Axe 'Em Out Axe Throwing $5 for 5, $10 for 15

 

Autocades Video Arcade Games Trailer $10 individual and $20 family pack - 2 adults with kid. Wristbands allows you to pay once, play the day. Purchase wristbands directly at the trailer or purchase $5 tickets at the Balloon Ride Tent.

Games with Prizes & Bounce House by Fun Affairs. $5 to play, $5 to bounce! Featuring the new Up, Up & Away Game!

3:00 - 4:00 pm

Rocket Building & Launches 

Build a Rocket and see how far it will fly! Assemble your very own rocket and help Land of Make Believe celebrate their birthday! They are celebrating their 70th Anniversary of family fun at their iconic amusement park located in Hope, New Jersey.  

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Saturday)

Enjoy the music of Amethyst Quartet

3:00 - 6:00 pm

Kids - learn how to juggle with Grins and Grins!

4::00 - 5:00 pm

Drone Flying Demos & Lessons - Instructors and student pilots will be on hand to demonstrate flying, and to answer questions.

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Warren County Timeline of Technology Stories

Our storyteller, Henry – dressed as a dapper chap – is back!  Learn about significant events in Warren County's History along their Timeline of Technology. Henry, the dapper chap, will delight visitors with stories of Warren County as we celebrate our upcoming Bicentennial in 2025. Learn more at Warren200.com

4:30 pm (tentative start time)

Tethered Rides (weather permitting) $30 per adult $20 per youth ages 4-12 (Ages 3 and under free with paying adult and at the discretion of the pilot.)

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. We recommend not getting in line before the balloon begins setup, which will be when the weather conditions safely allow.

5:00 - 5:45 pm

Rocket Building & Launches

Build a Rocket and see how far it will fly! Assemble your very own rocket and help Land of Make Believe celebrate their birthday! They are celebrating their 70th Anniversary of family fun at their iconic amusement park located in Hope, New Jersey.  

5:30-7:30  pm Sunday 

Easton School of Rock Bank Street Band, back by popular demand!

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Warren County Timeline of Technology Stories

Our storyteller, Henry – dressed as a dapper chap – is back!  Learn about significant events in Warren County's History along their Timeline of Technology. Henry, the dapper chap, will delight visitors with stories of Warren County as we celebrate our upcoming Bicentennial in 2025. Learn more at Warren200.com

6:00-8:00 pm Saturday

Easton School of Rock Bank Street Band, back by popular demand!
 

6:30 pm 

Hot Air Balloons inflate & depart the field (may be delayed if it is windy.)

7:15 pm 

Some pilots and student pilots will be on the field to talk balloons with visitors! Be sure to hang out.

8:00 pm

Fred G Monster special shape balloon invades the festival.


 


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Schedule Subject to Change. Balloons Weather Permitting

Contact

To inquire about sponsorship, support, participation, please contact Giulia Grotenhuis at fly@balloonfestnj.com

908-283-0721

Thanks to our Balloon Festival Mega Sponsors & Supporters.

Warren Community College
JHM Signs
Sanico
Balloons Powered by GasTec
RE/MAX
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WRNJ Radio
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