Balloon Festival July 23-25


New Jersey Festival of Ballooning 2010

Here’s a fun New Jersey event you and your family can attend next weekend, and a chance to show your kids some hot air without attending a Hoboken City Council meeting!

The 2010 QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning – in Readington, NJ from July 23rd to the 25th!

Festival of Ballooning Quick Chek Readington NJ July 23 25 2010 - Balloon Festival July 23-25
(Above: Hoboken, NJ residents got their annual peak of the Giant U.S. Flag over at Stevens Institute)

Hot Air Balloons, musical acts and more!

Tons of stuff to keep everyone interested throughout the festival. Fireworks on Friday night, the “balloon glow” on Saturday night – and 125 balloons on display.

Musical acts:

You can buy tickets in advance until 7/22 at midnight ($17 for adults, $7 for kids) – or on site the day you visit ($25 for adults, $10 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: $200 per person. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (800)HOT-AIR9 or at any Quick Chek store.

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

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Eeee-teeeez bah-lloooooon!

– Chief Wild Eagle,
Appearing between cartoons
Mid ’70s/Channel 11


Awesome event! My family is from around those parts so I get to this whenever I can. The balloons are amazing. I guess someone thought they were being funny booking Air Supply for a hot air baloon show. Why can’t we get acts like George Thorogood or Rick Springfield to play the Hoboken arts and music festival? I’d stay in town for that.


I remember this festival from when I was a kid but we never went to it. Instead every time we saw a hot air balloon, all hell would break loose and all the kids would clamor into our giant station wagon (Dad behind the wheel) and we’d chase it until it landed on some patch of farmland up the way. Great memories.