LAUNCH A GREAT GETAWAY!

2017 Balloon Festival Dates: TBA

Come to the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival and let your spirit soar as more than 25 hot-air balloons fill the sky. Enjoy free admission when you stay at Stoweflake and don’t miss a single moment. View breathtaking launches, enjoy live entertainment, all while sitting back and relaxing with offerings in the beer and wine garden.

Kick start your getaway with a Bloody Mary and delicious breakfast at Charlie B’s. Take a dip in our indoor swimming pool or venture out into the many shops of the Mountain Road Marketplace before the festival. You’ll be delighted by all the activities you can take part in all within walking distance of Stoweflake!

Admission: $10 (Kids under 12 are free)

No pets or coolers allowed on fields for field safety reasons, please leave pets at home.

FRIDAY

4:00 pm: Gates Open

  • Children's Activities Begin
  • Food, Beer & Wine Tent Opens
  • Gift Shops Open
  • Spa Tent Open for Chair Massage & Facials

5:00 pm: Live Music Begins
7:00 pm: Approximate Time for Sunset Launch!

SATURDAY

6:30 am: Approximate Time for Sunrise Launch 4:00 pm: Gates Open

  • Children's Activities Begin
  • Food, Beer & Wine Tent Opens
  • Gift Shops Open
  • Spa Tent Open for Chair Massage & Facials

5:00 pm: Live Music Begins
7:00 pm: Approximate Time for Sunset Launch!

SUNDAY

6:30 am: Approximate Time for Sunrise Launch

This 30th annual celebration will include a children’s corner with a variety of activities (nominal fees may apply), live entertainment, delicious food and a beer and wine garden. Festival attendees are welcome to join in the fun; hot-air balloon rides are priced at $275 per person, plus tax, and advanced reservations are recommended. Tethered rides on the hot-air balloons may be available for $10 per person. Reservations are not required.

For more information, call 802.253.7355, ext. 5538 or email sfrballoonfest.flights@gmail.com.

The Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival is a BFA sanctioned event.

The BFA is a 501c3 non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the sport and science of lighter-than-air aviation, both hot air and gas balloons. Founded in 1961, membership in the BFA is open to anyone who shares a fascination with Lighter Than Air flight.

 

EVENT RECOMMENDATIONS:

Evening Festival Launches (Friday & Saturday Evening):

There is an admission fee ($10 for ages 12 and up) and is recommended for families and large groups looking for the festival atmosphere. All kid's activities, games, food, and beer/wine garden will open by 4:00pm on Friday and Saturday Evening. Be sure to bring your blankets to lay on! **There is NO Sunday Evening Launch or festival activities.

Morning Quiet Launches (Saturday & Sunday Morning):

Free! This experience is quite different than the evening launches as there is no vendor activity (also meaning, please plan on eating before or after the morning launches as there will be no food or beverages served on the field. We know kids can be hungry this early in the morning). Feel free to wake up before the sun and visit the fields to talk to pilots up close and personal- great for photos as well!

Reminder: No Pets or Coolers allowed at the event. Please do not leave pets in the car while at the festival, weather is hot in July and no place for animals!

Sponsors

A huge thank you to all long-time returning and new sponsors of The Stoweflake Hot-Air Balloon Festival. All contributions from each local business help continue a 30-year tradition, each one memorable as the one before.

Co-Presenting Sponsors:

Samuel Adams
Bourne’s Energy
Coca-Cola
Star 92.9