More than 1,000 people will take a ride in a balloon at the Festival, crossing it off their bucket lists or using it to celebrate a special occasion or as a romantic way to propose or get married. One of my favorite activities was the tethered balloon ride which I made sure to get on. On Saturday or Sunday, a free shuttle will be provided every 20 minutes from to the airport starting at noon. From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, and more, the festival is jam-packed with stuff to do. International Press Association is a professional, global organization whose members are independent photographers, videographers, photojournalists, journalists and writers. But what about balloons which glide through the troposphere with heat as their main power source, like the kind on display at the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning? View Our Photo Gallery Now of the 2018 QuickChek Festival of Ballooning We have included 234 beautiful photos in our gallery to give you a better idea of the festival.
Please remember to use the proper credit and link to our article when posting them and do not alter or remove our © from our image files. Turn right onto Route 523 South. For over 40 years I have written articles, had my photos published in millions of publications, record album covers, books, and in the digital media. Take Interstate 78 West to Exit 26 County Route 665. Travel approximately three 3 miles, and follow signs to Balloon Festival Parking. QuickChek Festival Ballooning Our 7th Year This was our seventh year covering this event and probably the best one so far.
We tried to cover the event, but the festival was closed early because of a pending storm. We can certainly understand why. You will need to purchase a general admission ticket as well in order to get on the festival grounds. Take Route 202 North, past Flemington, to Old York Road. Here are some shots from my day:. It has been well-known the vast quantity of musical artists that headline the shows. Loads of Food Vendors The rules also state you are not allowed to bring in any food or drink.
Click to bookmark their website so you stay up to date with next years festival. Children will be amazed by the massive cake weighing over 800 pounds reaching 80 feet tall as it lifts into the air. Of course with all the free sampling being done, no one leaves the festival hungry. The Progressive Insurance Main Stage is located on the runway directly across from the balloon launch area. Saturday Night — Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo performed to a record crowd One of the best events at the QuickChek Festival Ballooning, after the Balloon Ascensions, of course, is the concerts. Both the sponsors including their main sponsor QuickChek, need the support of the attendees.
Some of my family from North Jersey as well as Pennsylvania wanted to join so we decided to attend on Sunday and 100% knew we wanted to make it there for the. Take Route 202 South to Old York Road. In the past, we attended a number of concerts but missed this one help on Saturday night. Starting and ending the day with balloon ascensions, the QuickChek Balloon Festival includes live concerts such as George Thorogood and Pat Benatar , fireworks, amusement rides and now with Laurie onstage this event encompasses entertainment for every family member. Turn right onto Readington Road County Route 637.
Balloon Ascensions The hot air balloons will rise at 6:30 p. Travel Rattlesnake Bridge Road South past Raritan Valley Community College. From the North: Take Route 287 or the Garden State Parkway to Interstate 78. As a working photojournalist and videographer, I cover many events in the New York and New Jersey area for our publications. Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017 We noticed that the Cannon Lady was not present this year, but in her place, they had other cool acts including a performance by a young female acrobat that hung from a white balloon and did her act as the balloon traveled across the mob sized crowd in the field. From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 125 special shape and sport hot air balloons, to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, and more, the festival is jam-packed with stuff to do.
Image Source: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning The takes place in 2017 from July 28-30 drawing thousands of people to witness the balloon ascensions. The Chrysler Pacifica Family Fun Pavilion will offer entertainment for all ages ranging from aerial acrobat shows to family-friendly concerts. We knew from past years you want to get there early so you can visit all the vendors and stock up on all the free drinks, candies and other goodies they are offering visitors. The depth and diversity of New Jersey history always surprises those of us that have lived here our entire lives. It is more fun to go to a festival like this one and try all the great and diverse foods being offered. Want to see more highlights from the best New Jersey events? From the East: Take Route 22 West, past the Somerville area and Bridgewater Commons Mall.
In the past, we attended a number of concerts and was able to listen to one of our fav groups of the past Creedance Clearwater. We decided to attend Sunday the last day of the event. Now this year, we had great weather, although on Saturday it was a bit too windy for the balloons to fly. The weather was absolutely perfect too which was a plus. To buy tickets for the whole family,. In fact, hot air balloons have been tied to this area since millionaire Malcom Forbes brought 10 balloons to this area in 1983. The special shaped balloons will inspire them as they watch an 85 foot tall lion, the Unique Photo Panda balloon, or even an Angry Bird.