July 24-26 2020

Solberg Airport - Readington, NJ 973 882 5464

Countdown to Festival Fun

 

Until the 2020
 Quick Chek New Jersey
Festival of Ballooning!

 

 

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Festival Overview

PLANNING AHEAD – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU COME TO THE FESTIVAL! 

 
Plan on arriving early, as we approach our evening ascensions, the roadways around the festival will become more congested. We recommend coming as early as possible to avoid the traffic.
 
Backpacks, bags and personal items are subject to inspection by Security before you enter the Festival grounds. As with any major event, safety and security are a primary concern and the Festival continues to work closely with security and law enforcement at all levels. 
 
Pack only the basic essentials and leave valuable items at home. Drone, coolers, outside food and beverages are not permitted into the festival. The air-conditioned QuickChek store, the QuickChek Hospitality Tent, the QuickChek Q-Cafe and our concession stands offer a wide range of fresh food and beverage options.
 
Wear comfortable, light-colored clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen and wear UV protective sunglasses. Baseball caps and wide-brimmed hats are recommended to protect your eyes and head from the summer sun. Come early, the morning mass ascensions are beautiful, and the weather is also cooler earlier in the day. 
 
No pets are allowed into the festival, only guide dogs and service animals are permitted into the festival.

 

 

What is the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning? 


The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey.  It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor's Award for Best Special Event, as well as being designated, for the 6th time, as a Top 100 Festival in North America by the American Bus Association.
 
Held annually at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ, the festival truly has something for everyone!  From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons, to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, and more, the festival is jam-packed with stuff to do.
 
 

 

When?
Friday, July 26, 2019           1 pm to 10 pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019       6 am to 10 pm
Sunday, July 28, 2019         6 am to 8 pm
 
Balloon Ascensions:
Friday:      6:30 pm
Saturday:  6:30 am and 6:30 pm
Sunday:    6:30 am and 6:30 pm  
     *ascensions are wind and weather permitting
 
Where?
Solberg Airport
39 Thor Solberg Road
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
 
How Much?
$24 Until June 23 at midnight
$30 June 24 - July 24 at midnight
$35 July 25 - July 28
 
$10 Until June 23 at midnight
$12 June 24 - July 24 at midnight
$15 July 25 - July 28
     *Children ages 3 and under free
 
General Admission tickets are GOOD FOR ANY ONE (1) DAY of the festival, July 26-28.
 
*All General Admission tickets include
lawn seating for concerts.
 
AM Balloon Rides: $240 per person
PM Balloon Rides (Friday & Sunday): $275 per person 
PM Balloon Rides (Saturday): $295 per person 

VIP Blue Sky Club with Reserved Concert Seats:

**All VIP and Kids' Concert orders placed after July 19th will be held at Will Call.**

Premium -  $89
Platinum - $79
Gold -$69
Premium -  $125
Platinum - $99
Gold - $89
Premium -  $125
Platinum - $99
Gold - $89
     
 
Super Premium with Meet & Greet - $75
Premium -  $45
Platinum - $35                   
Gold - $25              
 
Adults - $65
Children (Under 12) - $35
 
VIP Blue Sky Club without Reserved Concert Seats:
Friday, July, 26th
 
Adults - $60
Children (Under 12) - $25
Saturday, July, 27th
 
Adults - $75
Children (Under 12) - $30
Sunday, July, 28th
 
Adults - $75
Children (Under 12) - $30 
     
Get Your Tickets Today!
Online:
 
By Phone:
 
 
1-800-HOT-AIR-9
General Admission tickets can be purchased at any QuickChek location.
 
Find the closest QuickChek location here.
The last day to puchase tickets online and have them mailed to you is Friday, July 19th. Tickets purchased after July 19th will be held at the Will Call booth and will not include VIP Parking.
 
The Kids' Concert  does not include access to the VIP Blue Sky Club nor VIP Parking.

Supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism