Photos courtesy of Ray Parisi Jr. Photography
If you find yourself looking skyward and gazing longingly at the sight of a hot air balloon, you will be delighted to learn of a festival of ballooning this June in Chester County!
The 7th Annual Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place on Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at Plantation Field just off Route 82 in Unionville, Pennsylvania. Gates open at 5pm on Friday and 3pm on Saturday. Admission is $10 per car payable at the gate.
This two day event, held every June since 2006, offers fantastic visual spectacles. Spectators will be treated to an awe-inspiring display of color with a Friday and Saturday night Glow and more than 20 balloons expected to take to the skies in a mass ascension! The 8,000+ visitors will have the opportunity to view the balloons close up, meet the pilots, and take balloon rides.
With far-reaching views stretching across the beautiful Chester County Countryside, it is little wonder that these rides are described as “spell-binding” and “magical.”
There will be plenty to see and do for families and visitors throughout the weekend. Food & craft vendors, live music, tethered and free-floating balloon rides, activities for children, and a Victory Brewery Beer Garden for the adults.
The evening entertainment on Friday and Saturday will be a spectacular vision provided by the “Night Glow”, where hot air balloons will give a stunning light display. Saturday will also feature a Mass Balloon Ascension, Special Shapes show and continuous music from the Main Stage. VIP’s will be treated to the Victory Brewery VIP Party. Tickets on sale now. Many will come for the show, but only the VIP Tent guests will be up close and personal with the balloons and their pilots.
Admission to the festival is $10 per car. Some activities at the festival require additional fees. Reservations for hot air balloon rides or for the Friday Night Victory VIP party can be made via the website CCBalloonFest.com.
Be Social with the Chester County Hot Air Balloon Festival
All events are subject to weather conditions. In case of inclement weather be sure to check the website.
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