July 29th-31st

Solberg Airport - Readington, NJ


Countdown to Festival Fun!


Until the 2015
 Quick Chek New Jersey
Festival of Ballooning!


2015 Balloon Left 1
2016 Balloon Right 2

Media Contacts

Media Information
For questions about the
34th 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 2016 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. Requests made by July 22, 2016 can be mailed; requests made July 23 or later can 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, 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).

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 29 at 6:30 a.m. No credentials or advance sign up needed. Parking for this preview will be available at the airport entrance of 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.

Thank you for your interest in the 34th annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank.