Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017

The Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival will be happening this weekend. The event is hosted by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, and will feature 25 balloons, launching at scheduled times from Barton Orchards in Poughquag. Anyone that is not interested in taking flight can enjoy the festival taking place on the ground. The festival will include live music, a Bakery, Tap Room, & Farmer’s Market, Concessions, Food Trucks and other vendors.

July 7 – 9, 2017
Launches will take place at 6:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; and Saturday & Sunday mornings at 6:00 am.
The Festival runs Friday, 10am-10pm; Saturday, 5am gates open.

Admission to watch morning launches is free until 10am. On Saturday tickets are $10/advance, $12/gate, and $17.95 weekend passes accepted. Sunday, it’s $5 at gate.

Hot-Air Balloon Rides:
Morning Launch – $225 per person
Afternoon Launch – $250 per person
Rides are limited and completely weather dependent. Visit to purchase tickets.

Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Lane
Poughquag, NY

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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.


Author: Jeff McKinney

Creator/Editor of ColumbiaCountyCurrent, Lover of Happy Hour, NY REALTOR, World's Best Uncle, Movie Buff.

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