Chester County Balloon Festival


Schedule:

-5:00AM to 8:00AM Airport Runway closed
-5:15AM Balloon Pilot Briefing
-5:30-6:30AM Balloons launch, weather and safety permitting, spectators are welcome with free admission and parking. Spectators will be cleared and expected to leave the airport before gates open or pay at the gate at noon-
-12:00PM Gates Open, hay wagon shuttle begins, Vendors open for lunch
-Bands start
-Music by Brian McConnell – until 4:00PM
-Monster Truck rides start
-Helicopter Rides – until 5:00PM
-Victory Beer Garden Opens (Wine only)
-Kid Zone Open – until 6:00PM
-Balloon History Display by Aero Club of PA – until 6:00PM
-Fire trucks arrive
-Walk Through balloon begins, weather and safety permitting
-Balloon/Helicopter Flight Sales tent will have a balloon basket photo area – until 7:00PM
-MH65 Search and Rescue Helicopter Display, Operated by the United States Coast Guard – until 2:00PM
-WGK Glass Art Opens, Driveway near entrance
-1:00PM Fire Truck Parade
-2:00PM Victory Beer Garden open for beer and wine – until 7:00PM (close)
-Music by the Tommy Froelich Band – until 4:00PM
-3:30PM Kids ballooning workshop in Aviation Center
-4:00PM Tethered Balloon Rides Start, weather and safety permitting
-Music by Half Past Seven – until 7:00PM (close)
-5:00PM Remote Control Plane Demo
-Pilot briefing
-5:00-8:00PM Airport runway closed
-5:45PM Paragliding Show – until 6:00PM
-6:30PM Balloon Launch, weather and safety permitting

Cost:

Adult - $15
children 6-12 years old - $10
Children under 6 years old are free