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!

 

 

The Band Perry

Breaking News

FLYING LIGHTHOUSE TO SHINE OVER NEW JERSEY BALLOONS, BEACH BOYS BRING SUMMER FUN

05/16/2019 12:08 PM -
Balloon Festival Tickets on Sale at QuickChek Stores May 20
 
READINGTON, NJ --- The skies over Central Jersey will soon be filled with balloons, and there’s one guaranteed to outshine them all.
 
The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank has announced that an 11-story tall flying lighthouse will be the signature special shaped balloon for this year’s festival, lighting the way for the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America. The three-day Festival takes off July 26-27-28, 2019 from Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ. 
 
Tickets go on sale Monday, May 20 at all 159 QuickChek fresh convenience market locations throughout New Jersey, New York’s Hudson Valley and Long Island. The Whitehouse Station, NJ-based convenience chain is the festival’s exclusive retail ticket outlet.
 
“Lighthouses are a great representation of summer here in New Jersey and the QuickChek Flighthouse balloon will be a great representation for this year’s magic of ballooning,” said Festival Executive Producer Howard Freeman. “We have our greatest lineup of special shaped balloons and our best concert lineup ever, so as you head out for the holiday weekend, make QuickChek your Summer Sub, fresh brewed iced coffee and Festival ticket destination. You’ll enjoy great savings on all three!”
 
“People love and adore lighthouses, it’s a universal sign of security and like America, it’s always there to protect,” said hot air balloon pilot Barry DiLibero of Chester Springs, PA, who built the 11-story tall, red, white and blue balloon in 2006. “I had always wanted one and people just feel good about them. We’re looking forward to providing that warm feeling and experience for everyone at the festival.”
 
Complete with sea gulls near the “light” at the top, this special shaped hot air balloon is a majestic 115 feet tall, 53 feet wide at the bottom and weighs 440 pounds. 
 
The QuickChek Flighthouse will be one of up to 100 sport and special shaped hot air balloons taking flight twice each day over the scenic Hunterdon County countryside. New special shaped hot air balloons include a pair of 86-foot-tall cop and robber balloons; a 100-foot-tall High Kitty Japanese cat of good fortune; and a 98-foot-tall Kermie The Frog.
 
Returning favorite balloons include the 5-story-tall PNC American Flag, the 92-foot-tall Simba the Lion, a 110-foot-tall panda from Unique Photo, a 105-foot-tall white bear from Bimbo Bakeries USA, and the 80-foot-tall Pepsi football. 
 
The Beach Boys, who helped launch the Festival’s live concert series, head this year’s music lineup, which features country-pop superstars The Band Perry, ABBA The Concert, and Grammy Award winning children’s recording artist Dan Zanes + Claudia Eliaza.
 
Festival admission includes access to the daily mass hot air balloon ascensions; lawn seating for concerts, a fireworks display, a nighttime hot air balloon glow, Flippenout extreme trampoline show, age-appropriate children’s entertainment and activities, exciting interactive exhibits and hundreds of crafters and food vendors.
 
Festival-goers can now save up to $11 off the gate price at any QuickChek store with no fees. You can enjoy additional savings during QuickChek’s “Summer Sub Days” as select 6-inch sub sandwiches are just $3 and select 12-inch supreme sandwich baguettes are just $6.
 
Download the QuickChek mobile app to receive an additional $2 savings on Festival tickets through July 24. To locate the nearest QuickChek store visit www.quickchek.com; to learn more about this year’s Festival visit www.balloonfestival.com. 
 
###
 
MEDIA CONTACT:  
Russ Mensch
Mensch & Company, Inc.
Public Relations & Event Marketing
phone: 201-797-2448
email: russ@menschpr.com   


Search Archive »





Browse by Month »

May 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
October 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
February 2016
January 2016
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
July 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
July 2013
April 2013
February 2013
January 2013
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
March 2012
February 2012
October 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
December 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
March 2005
February 2005
December 2004