Hello everyone! Let's do the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning featuring The Beach Boys on Sunday 28-Jul-2019. I will arrive at 12:30pm and set up an area for the group in the "free" section behind the paid seating in the concert area. I will bring a beach umbrella so I am easily found. The Beach Boys do not start until 3 pm, there are other acts beforehand. Feel free to show up anytime.
There are also plenty of food, beer and craft vendors (no coolers are allowed and they do search your bags).
After the concert we can move a short distance to the field and watch the balloon ascension at 6:30 pm. *Ascensions are wind / weather permitting
I have copied a schedule of events from 12:30 pm on at the bottom of this page.
Kindly note, after reading the below, if you still have questions, please visit the balloon festival website at http://www.balloonfestival.com/
Feel free to contact me as well, I will try and answer any questions you may have. I look forward to a day of fun with all of you.
Adults General Admission:
$24 Until June 23 at midnight
$30 June 24 - July 24 at midnight
$35 July 25 - July 28
If you are you an active duty, reserve, or retired member of the U.S. Armed Forces or related government agency or a first responder, you qualify for a $2 discount off the price of General Admission tickets to the 2019 Festival. Please visit the balloon festival website for these details.
**If you buy your tickets at Quick Check (in advance) there are no fees.
General Admission tickets are GOOD FOR ANY ONE (1) DAY of the festival, July 26-28.
**Since the tickets are good for any day of the festival, I will move this event to Friday or Saturday if the weather is predicted to be inclement on Sunday. If the weather is very bad and the Balloon festival is canceled, you will either be eligible for a refund, or can use your ticket next year, as long as the stub to enter the festival remains intact on your ticket.
*All General Admission tickets include: lawn seating for concerts.
Parking: $10.00 on-site / Free with shuttle from Raritan Valley Community College.
The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premiere family entertainment attraction in New Jersey. It holds the dual distinction of being a recipient of The New Jersey Governor's Award for Best Special Event, as well as being designated, for the 6th time, as a Top 100 Festival in North America by the American Bus Association.
Schedule of events for Sunday
12:30 P.M. - Belmont's Festival of Magic! Magic 98.3's "Theater of Magic"
1:00 P.M. Live Music: Summer Music-Davey and the Waverunners QuickChek Hospitality Tent
1:00 P.M. CONCERT: Sam Sims Band The Main Stage
1:00 P.M. "Flippenout" - Extreme Trampoline Show
1:30 P.M. Steve Hennessy Presents… Fun with Character Ed Family Fun Pavilion
2:00 P.M. The Amazing Michael's Juggling Extravaganza! Family Fun Pavilion
2:00 P.M. Belmont's Festival of Magic! Magic 98.3's "Theater of Magic"
2:30 P.M. Slim Harrison - American Roots Music & Kids Jugband Family Fun Pavilion
3:00 P.M. CONCERT: The Beach Boys in association with Q104.3. The Main Stage
3:30 P.M. Steve Hennessy Presents… Dr. Planet Family Fun Pavilion
4:00 P.M. Belmont's Festival of Magic! Magic 98.3's "Theater of Magic"
4:00 P.M. Live Music: Classic Rock - Oasis QuickChek Hospitality Tent
4:30 P.M. The Amazing Michael's Juggling Extravaganza! Family Fun Pavilion
5:00 P.M. Slim Harrison - American Roots Music & Kids Jugband Family Fun Pavilion
5:30 P.M.- "Flippenout" - Extreme Trampoline Show - Presented by the New Jersey Lottery
6:00 P.M. Steve Hennessy Presents… Fun with Character Ed Family Fun Pavilion
6:00 P.M. Belmont's Festival of Magic! Magic 98.3's "Theater of Magic"
6:30 P.M. MASS INFLATION of up to 100 Hot Air Balloons Balloon Launch Area and the balloons go up at 6:45.