July 26-28 2019

Solberg Airport - Readington, NJ 973-882-5464

Countdown to Festival Fun

 

Until the 2018
 Quick Chek New Jersey
Festival of Ballooning!

 

 

Medieval Times

Media Contacts

Media Information
 
For questions about the
36th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning 
members of the media should please contact
 
Russ Mensch
office: 201-797-2448
 
This phone number is for members of the media only.
For ALL other Festival questions please call 1-800-468-2479

PRESS CREDENTIALS                                      

Media credentials for the 2018 QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank will be issued only to those members of the media covering the Festival on specific assignment. If you would like to obtain media credentials for the Festival, you must complete an application. Credential requests made prior to July 20, 2018 can be mailed; for requests made July 21 or later, credentials must be picked up at the Festival's Will Call booth at the main entrance.
 
Due to the abundance of websites and blogs, the following criterion has been established for online media for consideration of receiving credentials:
 
Online media must either be part of a major portal (such as MSN.com, Yahoo, AOL's digital city) or be able to prove a minimum subscription base (i.e. blog of 2,500 or more with new posts made on a weekly or more frequent basis, website of 20,000 unique visitors per month or more), or prove membership in a recognized travel writer’s association, or be a corporate website for a major media outlet (newspaper, magazine, radio or television), that produces and publishes original content.
 
Freelance and amateur photographers and photo clubs wishing to take pictures at the Festival are invited to attend the scheduled pre-Festival media launch FREE of charge on Friday, July 27 at 6:30 a.m. No credentials or advance sign up is needed. Parking for this preview will be available at the airport entrance at Forty Oaks Road and Solberg Road. Following the media launch, a ticket purchase will be required for admission into the Festival, with parking available in the main lots all 3 days or at Raritan Valley Community College on Saturday and Sunday. Festival tickets are available by calling 1-800-HOT-AIR9, on the links on the web site, or at any QuickChek store location. Images taken are to be used solely for editorial purposes; images taken for commercial use are prohibited.
 
Please note all balloon inflations and ascensions are wind and weather permitting.
 
Credentials are issued at the Festival’s sole discretion. 
 
Thank you for your interest in the 36th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank. 
 

Festival Overview