Dutchess County Balloon Festival

Are you ready for the Dutchess County Balloon Launch?
You can find all the information on the website: http://www.dcroc.org/balloonfestival

Balloons are launched at different times on different days in different locations.

We will be attending the Saturday Morning Mass launch at the Hudson River Rowing Association Boathouse at 6 am.
Last year we met at the Walkway-Over-The_Hudson and viewed the launch from the bridge. We got there early, 5:30am but the balloons didn't launch until well after 6. This year we will be viewing the launch from the launch location. See link to Google map below. I recommend the same time this year (5:30) just because you never know, they might be on time this year and you don't want to miss it. Also we will have an opportunity to get photos of them blowing up the balloons.

I've never been here before but the photos show lots of available parking. We'll meet at the parking area near the Hudson River Rowing Association Boathouse. Set your alarm clocks and charge your batteries.

See you in the morning.


Jeff Montanye

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  • Karen P.

    I am so sorry for the last minute change.. :(

    July 6, 2013

  • Karen P.

    Soooo ... Am I missing something?... Are we meeting as a group and if so where are we meeting?

    July 4, 2013

    • Jeff M.

      Hi Karen, We'll be meeting at the Hudson River Rowing Association Dock parking area. There didn't seem to be a lot of people there last year so there should be adequate parking. My cell phone number is[masked]

      July 5, 2013

  • Diane H.

    This looks like a really great event. I'm so sorry I can't make it. Son is playing a tournament in Manahawkin - opposite direction. Hopefully soon.

    July 1, 2013

  • PatK

    Too many things to do & not enough time. Sorry

    June 30, 2013

  • Erin D.

    Sorry that I will be missing this one. Can't wait to see all the photos everyone takes.

    June 30, 2013

  • Jerry C.

    This sounds like an excellent excuse for an early morning drive and also a good excuse to buy some camera equipment. :D

    June 8, 2013

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