• Please join Sparrow’s Nest for a Community Breakfast Fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday morning from 5:30-8:30AM at the 28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival.  All proceeds go to Sparrow’s Nest of the Hudson Valley, which provides two meals, once a week, to the families of caregivers and children diagnosed with any type of cancer. For information, visit sparrowsnestcharity.org





  • There will be a limited number of scooters, wheelchairs and wagons available so we highly recommend people call to reserve what they need in advance. enableym.com


  • 2019, tethered rides begin when wind and weather permits! 2019, tethered rides begin when wind and weather permits!

    Tethered Hot-Air Balloon Rides
    wind and weather permitting, $20 per person, cash only, limited available throughout the weekend)


    Friday 4 -6pm : Train Station & Schoolhouse OPEN

    Sat & Sun. 12 - 6pm: Train Station & Schoolhouse OPEN

  • 2019 Additional Activities 2019 Additional Activities

    Craft Beverage Tap Tent

    (Must be at least 21 years old, with ID)

    Mobile 5-Minute Challenge Escape Rooms

    Click here for more information 

    Reservation contact information and pricing:

    Click here to register for Saturday

    Click here to register for Sunday

    Join Pellegrino Healing Center at The 28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival to practice yoga while watching the sunrise and the hot-air balloons take flight! All levels are welcome. Please sign in 10 minutes prior to class. Bring a yoga mat, a towel, and water. Space is limited to a first-come-first-served reservation.

    Please call/text us at (845) 233-5672 or email us at heal@pellegrinohealingcenter.com to reserve your space. Yoga will be $15 per person.

    Helicopter Rides with Independent Helicopters

    Click here for more information & to purchase tickets

    Ride the Roaming Railroad 

    Click here for more information 

    Tethered Hot-Air Balloon Rides

    $20.00 cash per person on-site. Limited rides available. These rides are first come first served. Only two balloons will tether during the weekend, please be prepared to wait in line.

    Full Hot-Air Balloon Rides are recommended for those that want to ensure they get a chance to go up in a balloon. 

    Full Hot-Air Balloon Flight Rides

    Click here for more information 




    Country Fresh Band 4-8:30PM


    Stax of Soul 12-4PM

    Jordan Stoner 4-9PM


    Lucky House 12-4PM

    Ronald Reagans - Big 80’s Show 4-8:00PM

    Friday and Saturday in concert with the Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Balloon Glow: AEROPHONE, a 50 piece band, will perform special Hot-Air Balloon Moon Glow.  More information can be found here: https://www.aerophoneband.com/

  • Entertainment Entertainment

    • Birds of Prey Exhibition
      • by Brian Robinson, Robinson’s Wildlife

    • Best and Brightest Magic & Puppet Show with
      • Bee Bee the Clown

    • Magic Show Performances
      • by Chris Lengyel Magic

    • Reptile Exhibition
      • by Mark Perpetua, Reptile Encounters
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  • 2019 Inclusive Family Activities: 2019 Inclusive Family Activities:

    CHILDREN’S GAMES AND ACTIVITIES (Children under age 16 will be provided a Game Coupon voucher to play 8 carnival games and activities included with admission.):

    Hot-Air Balloon Walkabout (Wind and Weather Permitting)

    "Meet the Pilots: Balloon Fest Poster Autographs" (Sat, 4pm VIP tent)

    Pilot Presentation: All About Ballooning (Learn all about balloons)

    "Hot-Air Balloon Crew Competitions"

    Kid Friendly Country Hayrides courtesy of Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses www.headlesshorseman.com

    130’ foot long Mega Rush Obstacle Course (Participants must be over 42” in height)

    22’ High Firetruck Slide (Participants must be over 42” in height)

    32’ Foot Long Morphy Venture Play Toddler Obstacle Course (Participants must be over 36” tall and maximum height is 48” tall.  Maximum weight is 125lbs.)

    19’ Inflatable Wild Wave Slide (Participants must be over 42” in height)

    18’ Slide Obstacle Combo (Participants must be over 42” in height)

    Sports Cage Game – How fast can you throw a baseball? 

    Happy Hoppers Game

    Chucklin’ Chickens Game

    Touchdown Toss Game

    Gone Bananas Game

    Star Darts Game

    Go Go Pony Digital Game (Minimum Height is 36” tall and Maximum Height is 48” tall.  Maximum weight is 100lbs.)

    All Stars Basketball Shootout Game (Participant must have a maximum height of 48” tall.)

    Basketball Hoop Mania Shootout Game (Participant must have a minimum height of 48” tall.)

    Soccer Kick Shootout Game

    18’ Slide Obstacle Combo

    FIELD GAMES (for any age!):

    Barrel Pong

    Corn Hole

    Giant Jenga

    Can Jam


    Ladder Ball

    Giant Chess

    Washer Toss

    Giant Connect 4

    Yard Dice

    Giant Kids Play Parachute

    Miniature Golf


    Antique Airplane Display and Flyovers Courtesy of Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (Wind and Weather Permitting)

    Antique Machinery Museum Display Courtesy of the Dutchess County Historical Society (Saturday and Sunday only)

    Warrior Wagon Tribute Ceremony to Military Service Members (Friday and Saturday)

    Prizes AND MUCH...MUCH MORE!

  • Questions? Call the AT&T Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival Hot-Line. Powered by Central Hudson Gas & Electric