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  • Admission Pricing

    28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival Hours and Cost:

    GENERAL ADMISSION:

    Friday, July 12, 4-9:30PM:

    • Advance Ticket Online $10.00 Per Person, Plus Tax and Convenience Fee
    • Children under age 16 will be provided with a Game Coupon voucher to play 8 carnival games included with admission
    • Advance Admission will allow access to be scanned in and avoid longer wait times.
    • At the Gate Admission Price is $14.00

    Saturday, July 13, 12-9:30PM:

    • Advance Ticket Online $10.00 Per Person, Plus Tax and Convenience Fee
    • Children under age 16 will be provided with a Game Coupon voucher to play 8 carnival games included with admission
    • Advance Admission will allow access to be scanned in and avoid longer wait times.
    • At the Gate Admission Price is $14.00

    Sunday, July 14, 12-8PM:

    • Advance Ticket Online $10.00 Per Person, Plus Tax and Convenience Fee
    • Children under age 16 will be provided with a Game Coupon voucher to play 8 carnival games included with admission
    • Advance Admission will allow access to be scanned in and avoid longer wait times.
    • At the Gate Admission Price is $14.00

    ALL WEEKEND ACCESS PASS:

    • Can only be purchased online in advance and can be used Friday, Saturday AND Sunday: $25.00 Per Person, Plus Tax and Convenience Fee
    • Advance Admission will allow access to be scanned in and avoid longer wait times.
    • Children under age 16 will be provided with a Game Coupon voucher to play 8 carnival games (per day) included with admission

    CHILDREN:

    • Admission for children under age 3 is FREE. Game Coupon Vouchers not given to children under 3 years old.

    SENIOR & MILITARY ADMISSION:

    • Senior and Military Personnel: $8.00 Per Person (Friday at the Gate ONLY) 

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    *Advance Ticket Pricing: a convenience fee and tax, will be added at the time of checkout.

    *Tickets are valid for Friday, Saturday OR Sunday (except All Weekend Access Pass). 

    *All sales are final. No returns, exchanges, or refunds. No exceptions.

    *Parking is free.

    *All Hot-Air Balloon launches are wind and weather permitting.

    For complete event information, click www.balloonfesthv.com to visit our Balloon Festival website.

    The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to be back at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds to present the 28th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival July 12, 13, and 14.

    One of the region’s signature community events, the Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival has expanded significantly over the years, with thousands of people attending in 2018. The Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY will offer free on-site parking for the entire weekend as well as a stable infrastructure that hosts hundreds of thousands of people each year.

    The Chamber is planning over 100 Hot-Air Balloon launches during the weekend, with mass launches scheduled in the evenings Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the popular sunrise launches on Saturday and Sunday. There will be tethered balloon rides available for a fee of $20.00 per person, in cash only. All balloon activities are weather-and wind-permitting at the discretion of the pilot. Limited Helicopter rides are available in advance by purchasing boarding passes online at www.independenthelicopters.com. The festival will take place rain or shine. Activities include: live bands, vendors, food trucks, family activities, and more. No dogs allowed. No outside food or beverages will be allowed, and all bags are subject to search.

    TO PURCHASE ADMISSION TICKETS FOR ANY DATE CLICK HERE

  • IMPORTANT NOTICE IMPORTANT NOTICE

    Admission ticket includes MOST activities and some activities are additional. 

    Refund Policy:

    Ticket prices do not include tax and convenience fee. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Event is rain or shine. Balloons may not inflate or fly if weather conditions are not ideal - refunds will NOT be issued if balloons do not inflate. Please print or bring your ticket on a device to be scanned. One barcode will scan for multiple entries if purchased. Need to split among attendees arriving separately? Simply print multiple copies.

    Cancellation Policy:

    Event is rain or shine. ALL BALLOONS TAKE-OFF AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE PILOT. Sometimes, due to impending weather, wind, or other conditions, balloons will launch early, late or not at all. Please plan to arrive roughly 30 minutes or more prior to the scheduled launch time to ensure you see the balloon inflate and rise. Up-to-the-minute info about launch times and delays, will be available via the Chamber's Facebook and Twitter postings throughout the festival. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

     

    The festival is rain or shine. 

    Advance Ticket Pricing: Convenience Fee of $1 per ticket, plus tax, will be added at the time of checkout.

    Tickets are valid for Friday, Saturday OR Sunday. An All Weekend Access Pass is also available.

    All sales are final. No returns, exchanges, or refunds. No exceptions.

    Parking is Free

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

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