Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival

 Adirondack Hot Air Balloon Festival

The four-day event is the oldest (started in 1972) and largest balloon event on the East Coast, with the background of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and just a nice time of year to be up here enjoys the event.

The action start at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23 at Crandall Park in Glens Falls, followed by five more flights on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury. You’ll get many activities at the airport on Saturday and Sunday including a “big balloon breakfast”, an art show, concessions to benefits local charitable groups, military aircraft on display such as huge C-130, kites, a rock climbing wall for kids and both Protestant and Catholic Church services on Sunday morning.

One of the best things about the Adirondack Balloon Festival is the people are encourage to mingle with and meet the pilots and help them inflate, chase and deflate their balloons. Quite often this leads to long-lasting friendships. At 5 p.m. Sunday, balloons will be available for anyone to take and pay for a ride.

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Directions To The Adirondack  Hot Air Balloon Launch Site

Exit 19 off of I-87 (The Northway)
Head east on Quaker Rd (Rt 254)
Left onto Ridge Rd (Route 9L)
Right onto Hicks Rd. Festival Entrance on the right



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