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Balloon Rides

QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

July 28 - July 30, 2017

Solberg Airport
39 Thor Solberg Road
Whitehouse Station, NJ United States 08889
Last Weekend in July
Number of balloons: 125
Year began: 1982

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 the American Bus Association's designation as a Top 100 Festival in North America.

Held annually at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ, the festival truly has something for everyone! 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.

2017 is the festival's 35th anniversary, and we have so many cool balloons to share with everyone!

See You There!!

From the North: Take Route 287 or the Garden State Parkway to Interstate 78. Take Interstate 78 West to Exit 26 (County Route 665). Turn left onto Rattlesnake Bridge Road (Route 665). Travel Rattlesnake Bridge Road South past Raritan Valley Community College. Turn left onto County Route 614. Turn right onto Readington Road/Raritan Valley College Drive (County Route 637). Cross Route 22. Travel approximately three (3) miles, and follow signs to Balloon Festival Parking.

From the South: Take Route 1, the Garden State Parkway or the New Jersey Turnpike to Route 287. Take Route 287 North to Route 22. Travel Route 22 West and follow directions below for traveling "From the East."
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Take Route 295 North past Exit 60 to Route 95. Travel Route 95 South and exit onto Route 31. Travel Route 31 North and exit onto Route 202. Take Route 202 North, past Flemington, to Old York Road. Turn left onto Old York Road. Travel Old York Road West and follow signs to Balloon Festival Parking.
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Take Route 1 North to Route 206. Take Route 206 North to the Somerville traffic circle. Take Route 202 South to Old York Road. Turn right onto Old York Road. Travel Old York Road West and follow signs to Balloon Festival Parking.
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Take County Route 523 North to East Dreahook Road (County Route 620). Turn right onto East Dreahook Road and follow signs to Balloon Festival Parking.

From the East: Take Route 22 West, past the Somerville area and Bridgewater Commons Mall. Enter into the Township of Branchburg, and exit at Readington Road/Raritan Valley College Drive. Turn left onto Readington Road (County Route 637). Travel Readington Road South, crossing Route 22. Travel approximately three (3) miles, and follow signs to Balloon Festival Parking.

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Take Interstate 78 West to Exit 26 (County Route 665). Turn left onto Rattlesnake Bridge Road (Route 665). Travel Rattlesnake Bridge Road South past Raritan Valley Community College. Turn left onto County Route 614. Turn right onto Readington Road/Raritan Valley College Drive (County Route 637). Cross Route 22. Travel approximately three (3) miles, and follow signs to Balloon Festival Parking.

From The West: Take Interstate 78 East to Exit 24 (County Route 523). Turn right onto Route 523 South. Take Route 523 South to Route 22. Turn left onto Route 22. Travel Route 22 East for four (4) miles, and exit at Raritan Valley College Drive/Readington Road. Turn right onto Readington Road (County Route 637). Cross Route 22. Travel approximately three (3) miles, and follow signs to Balloon Festival Parking.

Web Site: http://www.balloonfestival.com
1-800-HOT-AIR-9 {1-800-468-2479}
Email: information at balloonfestival dot com