What is the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning?
Friday, July 26, 2013 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 2013 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 2013 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
39 Thor Solberg Road
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889
Festival Admission Prices
VIP Blue Sky Club
Adults: $17 Until June 28
Reserved Concert Seating/VIP Village
$20 June 29 - July 25 at midnight
$30 at the gate
Children(4-12): $7 Until June 28
$10 June 29 - July 25 at midnight
Platinum 3-Day Package: $225 (First 10 rows for each concert)
$15 at the Gate- July 26-28
Gold 3-Day Package: $200 (Row 11 and higher for each concert)
AM Balloon Rides: $200 per person
PM Balloon Rides: $225 per person
Order online at www.balloonfestival.com
One of the world's most breathtaking sights, balloon ascensions are scheduled for the calmest times of day:
Friday: 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
(ascensions are wind and weather permitting)
Concert announcements for 2013 coming soon!
Festival Entertainment for 2012 featured: Wizard's Festival of Fun Amusement Rides, Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke, Slim Harrison - American Roots Music & Kids Jug Band, Nerveless Nocks Aerial Thrill Show, Belmont's Festival of Magic, Red Bull Air Force Skydive and Wingsuit Team, Peter Juris - Random Acts of Ridiculousness, Character Ed and Dr. Planet - Steve Hennessy, Friday Fireworks Extravaganza, Saturday Evening Balloon Glow, and more!
Festival Entertainment for 2011: Mr. Scott the Music Man; Al Grout- juggler, magician, comedian; Jennifer Smith "The Cannon Lady"; Belmont's Festival of Magic; Red Bull Air Force Skydive and Wingsuit Team; The Paisley Pickles; Friday Fireworks Extravaganza, Saturday Evening Balloon Glow
In 2010: The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning's family-oriented attractions included Galaxy of Thrills featuring Galaxy Girl, The Purina Incredible Frisbee Dog Team, the New Jersey Monthly Magic Corner, Kiddie Rides, Quick Chek Entertainment Tent, Friday Evening Fireworks Extravaganza, Saturday Evening Balloon Glow and non-stop entertainment in the Family Fun Center.
Past Festival Concerts
The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning's open-air concert venue has hosted the likes of Eddie Money, Smokey Robinson, Bret Michaels, Meatloaf, Barenaked Ladies, Abba The Concert, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, R5 featuring Ross Lynch, ICONic Boyz, The Beach Boys, Hall & Oates, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Blues Traveler, Doobie Brothers, Charlie Daniels Band, Foreigner, Eddie Money, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Peter Frampton, America, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, The Band, Dennis DeYoung: the Music of STYX, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Dave Mason Band, Herman's Hermit's starring Peter Noone, The Village People, and Grand Funk Railroad.
The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning takes place annually at Solberg Airport in Readington, New Jersey.