Vermont’s Quechee Hot Air Balloon Fest, June 15-17, 2018

The skies above Quechee and the Upper Valley of Vermont will be filled with colorful balloons for the 39th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival, June 15-17, 2018.

Two colorful balloons over a river.This is New England’s longest-running hot air balloon fest and every year brings days filled with fun for the entire family. The highlights, of course, are the nearly 20 hot air balloons that take to the skies five times, in addition to offering tethered rides during the daytime.

The festival also will feature music and entertainment for all ages, craft artisans and commercial vendors, and special children’s activities such as a rock climbing wall and bounce house. And to keep everyone happy, there will be plenty of festival food, plus a beer and wine garden. A full lineup of activities can be found on the balloon fest’s website.
A sky full of colorful hot air balloons.
Quechee Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival
June 15-17, 2018
70 Village Green Circle, Quechee, VT
Adults (13+), $15; Children 6-12, $5; 5 years and under, free
The festival is on Father’s Day weekend, so Dad’s get in for $10 on June 17, when accompanied by a child.

Balloon Ascensions:
Friday, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

After a day of sky-high fun, return to Maple Leaf Inn for some down-home comfort. You’ll find we’re an ideal base for touring all around the south-central Vermont area.

Photos courtesy of the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce.

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