Freelance and amateur photographers and photo clubs wishing to take pictures at the Festival are invited to attend the scheduled pre-Festival media launch FREE of charge on Friday, July 26th at 6:30 a.m. (No credentials or sign up needed.) Parking for this preview will be available at the airport entrance of Forty Oaks Road and Solberg Road.
Following the media launch a ticket purchase will be required for admission into the Festival, with parking available in the main lots all 3 days or at Raritan Valley Community College on Saturday and Sunday.
Festival tickets are available by calling 1-800-HOT-AIR9, on the links on the Web site.Here is the link: http://balloonfestival.com/tickets/general/
Please note all balloon ascensions are wind and weather permitting.
Hours for viewing are:
Friday: 6:30 AM
Saturday: 6:30 AM & 6:30 PM
Sunday: 6:30 AM & 6:30 PM
This Meetup will only be hosted on Friday, July 26th, 2013. However, anyone wishing to return can do so on their own.
Note: General Admission tickets are good for only one (1) day of the festival.
The group will meetup at the Mahwah Sheraton at 5:00 a.m. on Friday morning, July 26th, and from up into car pools for the trip to the airport. Members of each car pool should agree, in advance, on a return time.
Here is the link for the home page of the Festival Of Ballooning: http://balloonfestival.com/
Here is an assortment of photos taken at previous balloon festivals. Most of the were taken at the Albuquerque Balloon Festival, which is the grand daddy of all balloon festivals. The images will give you some idea of what you can expect to see and photograph.