July 27-29 2018

Solberg Airport - Readington, NJ


Countdown to Festival Fun!


Until the 2018
 Quick Chek New Jersey
Festival of Ballooning!



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2016 Balloon Right 2

Pilot Info

 Balloon Pilot Information

Any Corporate or Special Shape Pilot interested in attending our festival should please contact Brent Swanson at bswanson@balloonfestival.com or (973) 882-5464.


We are getting ready for another great year at the 
QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning!


Applications will be available in mid-December for pilots that would like to join us for the
35th edition of our festival, July 28-30, 2017 at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ!





Pilots are provided with the following:

  • Friday morning media flight + 5 scheduled ascensions (Friday PM - Sunday PM)
  • Paid passenger rides
  • Up to $15,000 in prize money
  • Propane for all flights
  • Pilot hotel room for pilots traveling over 30 miles
  • Pilot Gift Pack
  • Pre-launch meals for pilots & crew
  • Friday evening Pilot Party following launch



The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning has 100+ balloons.

Find out more about being a part of our volunteer balloon crew at our festival: