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Quechee VT Hot Air Balloon, Craft & Music Festival

Quechee Balloon FestivalUpdated in 2024:

For over 40 years, the Annual Quechee, VT Hot Air Balloon, Craft & Music Festival has been a highly anticipated event in the Upper Valley. This is the longest running hot air balloon festival in New England!

Usually in June, this fun-filled weekend offers activities, food, entertainment and more for the entire family. Come to the Quechee Green Park in Hartford, VT to marvel at the hot air balloons, browse the craft fair and listen to live music.

You can also experience the hot air balloons yourself with either tethered rides or ascension rides offered at specific times throughout the festival. You'll want to book ascension rides ahead of time online. But you can book your tethered balloon ride on the field during the festival. During a tethered hot air balloon ride, the balloon is held to the ground by ropes. You float up to 50 feet in the air to get a great sense of being in one of the balloons with the security of being attached to the ground. It's a wonderful experience for children, too!

Truly a family friendly event, the festival offers a Kids Zone. It is a free area full of additional entertainment for young ones.

Admission is good all weekend. So however long you stay or as often as you go throughout the three days, you only pay once. Here are the details on festival admission and parking.

View all the scheduled festival events and get more details on the festival website.

So if you're in the Upper Valley / Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region this weekend, come enjoy a summer hallmark of this area at the Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft & Music Festival.

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