New Jersey Festival of Ballooning 2014

Here’s a fun New Jersey event you and your family can attend this weekend. A rare chance to show your kids some hot air that doesn’t involve politics or mainstream news!

The 31st Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning – in Readington, NJ from July 25th to the 27th!

New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

Hot air balloons galore, musical acts and more!

In addition to being the largest overall event in New Jersey (as well as the largest balloon festival in America!), there are tons of stuff to keep everyone interested throughout the festival. Fireworks on Friday night, the “balloon glow” on Saturday night, arts, crafts, food – and over 125 balloons on display.

Headlining Musical acts:

You can buy tickets in advance until 7/24 at midnight ($20 for adults, $10 for kids) – or on site the day you visit ($30 for adults, $15 for kids). Premium tickets for the concerts are also available – and get you access to the “clean” bathrooms and VIP booze section. Balloon rides are costly: A couple hundred bucks per person. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (800)HOT-AIR9 or at any Quick Chek store.

Joan Jett NJ Festival of Ballooning 2014 QuickChek Readington

Has anyone ever been to this event? Worth the hour-long drive?