• Want to take a ride in a hot-air balloon?

  • Balloon rides have been used for engagements, weddings,
    client rewards, birthday/graduation gifts, and a whole lot more.
    Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

    A typical balloon adventure is approximately three hours from set-up through pack-up
    with the actual flight lasting approximately 45 minutes.
    You will be returned to the launch site in your balloon’s chase vehicle.

    Signing up for a balloon flight does not guarantee you will fly,
    as flights are completely dependent on weather. 
    ALL BALLOONS TAKE OFF AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PILOT. 
    Sometimes, due to impending weather or other conditions,
    balloons will launch early, late, or not at all.


  • What about a helicopter ride?

  • 10 minute Helicopter rides will be held Friday from 2-5pm and Saturday and Sunday from Noon - 5 p.m.!

    There is something amazing about seeing familiar places from a new perspective, but there is nothing as spectacular as seeing them from the air. It can be like seeing them through the eyes of a child, with excitement and wonder, as if you are seeing them for the first time. Lakes become the windows of the earth and foliage radiates into the sky. Nothing can compare to seeing the world you know from above.

    NOTE: TICKETS ARE ONLY FOR HELICOPTER RIDES, BALLOON RIDES & ADMISSION SOLD SEPARATELY!

  • Ride Ticket Info Ride Ticket Info

    Morning Launch
    Hot-Air Balloon Rides:

    $225 per person

    Afternoon Launch
    Hot-Air Balloon Rides:

    $250 per person

    Click the 'Reserve Balloon Rides Here' to purchase a ride in a hot-air balloon.
    RIDES ARE LIMITED AND
    COMPLETELY WEATHER DEPENDENT.

    Helicopter Rides:
    $50 per person

    Click the 'Reserve Helicopter Rides Here'
    button to purchase a helicopter ride.


    Admission tickets are sold separately,
    click the 'Click Here For Admission Tickets' Balloon.
    See our 
    FAQs and disclaimer for more information.

  • Hot-Air Balloon & Helicopter Ride Disclaimer Hot-Air Balloon & Helicopter Ride Disclaimer

    Balloon Rides

    PLEASE READ DETAILS BEFORE BOOKING A FLIGHT: 

    BALLOON LAUNCHES ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT. HOT-AIR BALLOONS CAN ONLY FLY IN IDEAL CONDITIONS. THERE CANNOT BE PRECIPITATION OR WIND.

    A $25 non-refundable deposit will be charged at the time of registration per ride. 

    YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE A SEPARATE ADMISSION TICKET PER PERSON.

    A liability waiver will need to be signed by each rider and valid ID shown at check-in on the day of your ride.

    All passengers MUST check in at the Balloon Ride Tent. The balance due will be paid in CASH ONLY to the pilot.

    Please, leave yourself plenty of travel time as traffic may cause significant delays. No refunds will be issued for missed rides due to late arrival.

    For morning flights, check-in is at 5:15 a.m.
    For evening flights, check-in is at 5:00 p.m.

    By purchasing a Hot-Air Balloon Ride, you agree to the following:

    • All sales are final. If your launch is canceled for any reason, if there is room at a later launch, you will be asked to try and reschedule at check-in the day of the canceled launch. If, at the end of the weekend, NONE of the launches were successful, the $25 deposit will be refunded.
    • All passengers must be tall enough to see over the side of the basket (approximately 48-inches).
    • Passengers should dress in comfortable clothing and closed-toe footwear.
    • All passengers should be able to jump off of a picnic table as you will need to climb into and out of the balloon basket and landings can be bumpy.
    • Balloons are not handicapped accessible.
    • All passengers, willingly, and voluntarily assume full responsibility for all risks of any and every kind involved with or arising from participation in hot-air balloon activities whether during flight preparation, takeoff, flight, landing, travel to or from the takeoff or landing areas, or otherwise. 
    • In consideration for participation in this activity and with the intent to be legally bound all passengers release, waive and relinquish all claims as a direct or indirect result of participation in this activity and irrevocably release all of the Parties, (Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Barton Orchards, Barton Entertainment LLC, or the individual balloonists) their employees, agents, representatives, elected officials, contractors, subcontractors, successors, heirs, assigns, affiliates, volunteers and legal representatives from, and hold them harmless for, all claims, rights, demands or causes of action, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, arising out of the ballooning activities, which may be had against the Parties in connection with ballooning activities with the Parties.
    • All passengers agree to make no claims against or sue any of the Parties for injuries, death or property damage caused due to the ordinary negligence of the Parties or any dangerous conditions of any property upon which the ballooning activities may take place.
    • Signing up for a balloon flight does not guarantee you will fly, as flights are completely dependent on weather. ALL BALLOONS TAKE OFF AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PILOT.  Sometimes, due to impending weather or other conditions, balloons will launch early/late or not at all.
    • Basket sizes vary from balloon-to-balloon and are dependent on weight capacity; therefore passengers may not be able to ride together. We will do our best to put all passengers together when possible and seldom separate twosomes, but it is a possibility.

     

    Helicopter Rides

    For helicopter rides, a separate waiver will need to be signed. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the festival the day of. Cash only, please.

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