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Our Festivals

The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and is the premier family entertainment attraction in New Jersey.  It has received The New Jersey Governor’s Award for Best Special Event and has been recognized, for the 6th time, as a Top 100 Festival in North America by the American Bus Association. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2023 the festival features twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 colorful hot air balloons, top-notch concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, and much more. The 2023 New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning returns to Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ on July 28-30 2023.

Rock, Ribs, and Ridges is the Northeast’s best celebration of food, music and fun, as nine great rock n’ roll bands and five nationally-known barbeque joints highlight this awesome weekend.  The eleventh annual edition of Rock, Ribs and Ridges returns to The Sussex County Fairgrounds on June 23– 25, 2023.

Full-Time Employment

The Festival Group has an immediate opening for a full-time Festival Director. Click here for an overview of the position and if interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Ken Staats, Chief Operating Officer at kstaats@balloonfestival.com.

Festival Weekend Staff Opportunities

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Summer Internships

We offer a variety of internship and career exploration opportunities in marketing, operations and event coordination and production. All positions provide interns with a behind-the-scenes, hands-on experience in producing a major entertainment event. Employment gives the student valuable real-world experience and responsibility, while allowing the student to tap in to our extensive sports and event marketing experience, as well as our vast list of contacts.

  • Operations & Entertainment Coordinator
  • Social Media, Marketing & Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Accounting, Tickets & Customer Relations Coordinator
  • Hospitality/Hotel Facilitator & Balloon Operations Coordinator