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

WICKED The Musical Hot Air Balloon

We are once again preparing for you to have a “WICKED” good time this summer with the awe-inspiring majesty of 100 hot air balloons from around the world taking flight twice each day over the scenic Hunterdon County countryside. Of all the balloons, there is one that will truly “defy gravity.”
We’re proud to announce that the “WICKED The Musical” hot air balloon from the smash Broadway show will send your spirits soaring to heights you’ll never forget.
Flown by veteran pilot Stan Hess, the 100-foot-tall balloon stands out in the sky with its black design and logo from the Broadway show. The balloon, which was created in 2013 for the show’s 10th anniversary, is 105,000 cubic feet when fully inflated and can hold four passengers in addition to the pilot.
WICKED The Musical, premiered on Broadway in October 2003 and won three Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards while its original cast album received a Grammy Award. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its original stars included Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and Joel Grey. And Wicked continues to soar – it recently passed 5,500 performances, making it among the Top 10 longest-running shows on Broadway!