We are grateful to the residents of the Town of Union Vale for hosting The Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival. We recognize the imposition the festival may place on some residents and as a result we are pleased to offer nearly 50% off the ticket price.
A note from the Chamber President to the residents of the Town of Union Vale:
Dear Neighbors of Tymor Park:
The purpose of this letter is to advise you of the 33rd Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival on August 30 - September 1, 2024, Tymor Park in Union Vale and that we are diligently planning the details of this event to make certain we are good neighbors.
First, I want to invite you to be a part of this splendid summer rite of passage. I would also like to make you aware of some activities we will have to commemorate the 33rd year of this community event – in addition to welcoming majestic hot-air balloons from all over the country we will be holding a full festival with live music, family games, food trucks, vendors, entertainment, and each evening will closeout with a fireworks display.
The ability to steer the direction of a hot-air balloon is limited and dictated by the direction of the winds. We hope you will be welcoming to our pilots and crew should you encounter them in our neighborhoods flying low and slow. Often when they are low, they will be looking for places to land and will always ask permission first, if a landowner is present.
If you observe a balloon skimming the tops of the trees, please do not worry as this is a controlled method used by the pilot to slow the speed of the balloon during a decent. Damage to the trees is typically limited to the loss of a few leaves and not permanent.
Next, consistent with Town Board requirements, I want to ensure that we have the least impact on traffic flow as possible to respect your daily travel needs on Duncan and Tymor Park Roads. We will do our best to keep traffic flowing smoothly on Duncan Road and respectfully ask that if you can avoid travel past Tymor Park it would be best to mitigate the risk of being caught in traffic. For the safety of pedestrians walking to and from their vehicles, Tymor Park Road will be closed for the duration of the festival. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
We want to make sure we are good temporary neighbors by letting you know all of this in advance and don’t want to be an imposition to you. If you have any ideas to improve our format to lessen the burden on you and the surrounding community, please feel free to contact the Town Supervisor, a Town Councilman or me at (845) 454-1700 Ext. 1008. I am a town resident of Union Vale and wish to make the festival an enjoyable experience that you and your family look forward to each year.
Frank Castella Jr.
President & CEO
Questions? Call the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival Hot-Line
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