JULY 29-31, 2022

Solberg Airport - Readington, NJ 800-HOT-AIR-9

Countdown to Festival Fun


Until the 2020
 Quick Chek New Jersey
Festival of Ballooning!



Family Entertainment

2021 Family Fun Center Entertainment Lineup!
With many different shows and activities going on all day long,
the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is proud to offer

Introducing "The Bullet" presented by the New Jersey Lottery.


Known as “The Bullet,” David is heir to the throne of being the world’s most accomplished human cannonball, carrying on a great family tradition of being the highest and farthest flying cannonball of all time. From breaking the world distance record to blasting over incredible obstacles such as Ferris wheels, concert stages, even part of the Grand Canyon.

Next up: a world-record attempt by soaring over a hot air balloon when he performs at the 38th annual New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning!

“Before he even climbs down the barrel of his 34-foot-long cannon, David has a big net to fill,” said Festival Executive Producer Howard Freeman. “His sister, Jennifer “The Cannon Lady” Smith, has been the most popular attraction we’ve ever had. He has his sights set high as he’ll try to launch himself over a balloon.” 

Click HERE to learn more about "The Bullet!"


Click below to purchase your festival tickets!

2016 Buy Tickets on Video
Al Grout: Juggler, Magician, Comedian, click
HERE to learn more!
Steve Hennessy as Dr. Planet & Fun with
Character Ed, click HERE to learn more!
Steve Pullara is a children's & family concert performer and recording artist. He's been ranked among the top ten entertainers of the Philadelphia region's Intelligencer Newspaper. Actor Bradley Cooper and  recording artist Pink have also both been cited  in that newspaper's listings those years with him. His work as a children's genre recording talent and producer have garnered such top awards as a Grammy®, two Grammy® nominations, a U.S. Congressional Citation, various and numerous recognition awards from organizations such as Parents' Choice, NAPPA and  Hot Digitty Awards. These are among the children's recording industry's highest milestones. Steve Pullara has also collaborated in two PRPS Excellence Awards for Event Programming and received a Caring Community Award for sharing music & art with special needs children. His songs have consistently received international airplay to which he has accepted the ASCAP-Plus Award. Michael Karas is a world-renowned juggler known for his comedy and creativity!  He's been seen on America's Got Talent, The Gong Show, and even America's Worst Cooks on the Food Network!  Based in NYC, Michael has juggled at the Apollo Theater, the New Victory Broadway Theater, and at the Metropolitan Opera as well as good ol' Coney Island.  He loves performing as well as teaching and has taught hundreds of people how to juggle through programs like the Big Apple Circus and the Circus Warehouse.  Please follow some of his crazy juggling tricks on Instagram at @nycjuggler.  And learn more about him at www.michaelkaras.net.
Below are some of our past Family Entertainment Acts that Performed in the Family Fun Center!
AeroSphere - Aerial Acrobat Spectacular
Our dazzling aerial performances aren’t limited to the 100 sport and special shaped balloons that will be taking to the skies over the weekend. Seventh-generation circus performer John Nock and his aerialist wife, Alexandra, present the AeroSphere Aerial Balloon Show in which Alexandra gracefully performed acrobatic maneuvers over the festival crowd while floating underneath a giant helium balloon.

Jennifer “The Cannon Lady” Smith

One of just three known female human cannonballers in the world and one of the Festival’s most popular attractions ever. The 5-foot-2 inch blonde was shot 125 feet in the air out of a 27-foot-long cannon over the Festival grounds, over a hot air balloon.

Amusement Rides


Fireworks Extravaganza

(Friday Night)

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Balloon Glow

(Saturday Night)