There is simply something magical about an enormous, brilliantly bright and colorful balloon slowly ascending into the sky, on its way to explore the “great out there”, somewhere over a rainbow. Hot air balloons speak to that inner child in all of us. It is that familiar gleeful indulgence that marvels at the beautiful and awe-inspiring method of air transportation that so effortlessly decorates the sky as it drifts along on the wind. Of course, spotting even just one hot air balloon is exciting enough. But imagine witnessing a whole fleet of balloons soaring skyward. Can you envision such a stunning spectacle?
This summer, you don’t have to leave that scene to be conjured by your mind’s eye. Each year, Readington, New Jersey plays host to a massive festival for hot air balloon enthusiasts. In fact, the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is known to be the largest summer festival of its kind, drawing in spectators and potential passengers from near and far. While tickets for the balloon rides themselves are a bit pricey, general admission for a full day at the festival is a much more affordable range, from a pre-booked children’s ticket at $8 to an adult ticket on the day of at $35.
But that ticket buys you more than a simple viewing of several balloons taking off. Yes, there are two mass hot air balloon ascensions on each of the three days of the festival, but there is also so much more. The festival also includes several concerts—for which lawn seating is included in your general admission ticket, a variety of food, and countless vendors and activities to check out and participate in. Spotting your favorite balloon overhead is just one enjoyable element of the award-winning festival. Although, you could easily entertain yourself for quite some time deciding between the balloons of diverse colors, patterns, and even fun shapes! One thing is certain: there will always be something great happening, and there will be plenty to see in the sky, from the hot air balloons by day to the fireworks at night.
Whether you are ready to grab up your tickets for the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in July, or you want to find out how to get airborne immediately, SoaringSports.com can help you get into the air. Offering a range of packages and services, the hot air balloon company has over 100 launch sites across the country for your ballooning convenience. Become a part of a dynamic community of sky seekers, and fulfill those childhood dreams of drifting over the rainbow. Get in touch with SoaringSports.com today!