IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A BALLOON RIDE - Click here for instructions on where to go and what to bring etc.
Leonardo da Vinci said:
"For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been and there you will long to return."
What better way to experience ballooning and The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, than taking a balloon ride?
Join the other 125 balloons ascending into the sky and experience "Love at First Flight!"
You can take a balloon ride (and go up, up and away) during any of our mass ascensions:
Friday, July 26th at 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 27th at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm
Sunday, July 28th at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm
Book Rides early, last year we sold out all flights.
Balloon rides are $200 per person in the morning and $225 per person in the evening.
You will need to purchase a general admission ticket as well in order to get on the festival grounds.
After July 20, balloon boarding passes will be held at will call for a $4 fee.
You can buy your general admission tickets seperately through our print at home option here ($3 per ticket fee),
or stop by any QuickChek store to get your general admission tickets with no fees.
(See our Balloon FAQ page for info on why balloons don't fly during the day.)
Your flight will begin when you check in with our ride tent and are assigned to a pilot. From there, you will be escorted onto the launch field and be surrounded by over 100 hot air balloons all preparing for lift-off. Once your balloon is inflated and ready to go, you will be lifted off the ground to fly among the clouds. Your flight will last approximately 20-45 minutes depending on conditions. Your pilot and crew will pack up the balloon and you will then be driven back to the festival grounds in the balloon chase vehicle. The whole experience can take anywhere from two to three hours, but it will be an experience that you will never forget! Reminder, if you have concert tickets, be aware that you could get back after the start of the concert. Also, children under 44 inches tall will not be permitted to ride the balloons due to safety concerns.
Find more information about balloon rides
including our cancellation policy here.
Reserve your balloon ride now!
When winds are calm enough during the day, we offer tethered rides allowing you to get a small taste of ballooning. These balloons are tied to the ground with tether ropes about 100 feet in length. This is a great way to float peacefully above Solberg Airport and see the entire festival grounds! Tethered rides last about 5 minutes and are a good way to experience ballooning while staying close to the ground. Tethered rides cost $15 per person until noon and $20 after noon and can only be purchased on site at the event.
Couldn't make it to the festival, but still want to take a balloon ride? Click here to contact one of our local pilots.
For a UNIQUE balloon festival experience, be a part of Unique Photo's Unique University!
Click HERE to learn more about the two different class options!
Or click on the photos below to learn more about each opportunity!