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Ticket Policies

All Ticket Types

  • Balloon ascensions are scheduled for 6:30 am & 6:30 pm.  All balloon activity is wind & weather permitting.  A balloon ascension delayed or cancelled because of wind/weather is NOT cause for a refund.
  • The festival is held rain or shine, so please plan your visit accordingly.
  • Ticket prices are subject to change without notice, and will be the Gate Price from July 28 - 31, 2022.  The earlier you buy, the more you save.
  • Children's pricing is for ages 4-12.  Children 3 and under are free.
  • Patrons may leave the festival grounds and re-enter using the same admission ticket - ON THE SAME DAY ONLY.
  • This transaction will show up on your credit card as having come from Balloonfestival.com.
  • Ticket holder assumes all risks and dangers incidental to attendance at and participation in this event. By accepting admission with this ticket you agree to release the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning, Festival of Ballooning, Inc., Solberg Airport, its employees, sponsors, agents and pilots and crews from any and all responsibilities and liabilities arising from or which are in any matter whatsoever directly or indirectly related to any loss, injury, cause of action or damage which you may incur as a result of attending this event. We may refuse admission or expel and person whose conduct is objectionable. Ticket holder is also required to comply with all safety rules, posted signs, and instructions of event personnel. Tickets may not be resold. Tickets not obtained from the Festival office or an authorized outlet may be stolen, lost or counterfeit and will not be honored.  No coolers, bottles, cans or food permitted. Please, no pets, bicycles, skateboards or drones.
  • Ticket prices include all applicable taxes. Additional service/convenience fees may apply.
  • If the festival is postponed, you will receive an email on our ticketing policies relating to the postponement.

General Admission Tickets

  • General Admission tickets sold online are "Print At Home." Please print your tickets or have them displayed on your phone for admission to the event.
  • General Admission ticket(s) are good for any (1) day of the festival. The festival is held rain or shine, so please plan your visit accordingly.
  • General Admission ticket(s) includes LAWN seating for attended day’s concert(s).
  • General Admission ticket(s) can be purchased on-site at our box office at a rate of $40.00 for adults and $15.00 for children (ages 4-12) children under 3 receive free admission.
  • If the festival is postponed, plan to use your tickets for the rescheduled dates! General admission tickets are automatically valid for the rescheduled dates.
  • As a token of our gratitude, we’re offering exclusive discounts through GovX. You can qualify to be a GovX member if you are one of the following: current or former military, first responders, firefighters, police/sheriff/corrections officers, and homeland security personnel. Get your tickets here

Balloon Ride Tickets

  • Guests may cancel or modify (pending availability) a balloon ride reservation until 7/1/22. Beginning on 7/1/22, all balloon ride reservations are final and non-refundable unless the flight is canceled. Note, only hot air balloon ride ticket(s) may be canceled or modified up until 7/1/22. Any other tickets purchased are non-refundable after purchase.
  • Hot air balloon ride tickets do not include festival admission.  Guests will need to purchase a separate festival admission ticket(s) in addition to the hot air balloon ride ticket(s) to enter the festival.
  • If the passenger(s) fail to arrive at the balloon ride operations tent 15 minutes prior to the scheduled launch, their reservation will be forfeited and no refund will be issued.
  • If a flight is cancelled by the festival, you have the following options:
    • You can be rescheduled for another flight during the festival if space is available.
    • You may rollover the balloon ride to the following year.
    • You will receive a full refund for the balloon ride portion of your purchase.
  • Important! Please have EACH PASSENGER print out the Balloon Ride Passenger Release Form, PRINT, read, sign and SEND BACK to the office.
  • Please return the completed waiver VIA EMAIL or MAIL. Your ride(s) cannot be assigned until we have received the HARD COPY of the signed waiver at our office.
  • Please email to:  information@balloonfestival.com
    Or mail to:
    • Festival of Ballooning, Inc
      Attn: Balloon Ride Operations
      363 Rt. 46 West, Suite 200
      Fairfield, NJ 07004
  • The festival is held rain or shine. Balloon rides are wind and weather permitting.
  • Please print confirmation and ticket pages and present the ticket(s) at the balloon ride tent, treat them as you would a boarding pass for any commercial flight.
  • Instructions on your Balloon Rides can be seen on our Balloon Ride Information page.
  • Arrival Times:
    • 6:30 am flights - arrive at Festival by 5:15 AM
    • 6:30 am flights - arrive at Festival by 5:15 PM
  • Please note there is heavy traffic in the evening hours around 5:00 pm. Please leave ample time to ensure you do not miss your flight.  

Sunrise Breakfast Tickets

  • Tickets ordered after JULY 15th will NOT be mailed and will be HELD AT VIP WILL CALL
  • VIP Parking passes will be sent to your EMAIL for all orders after July 15th, your parking pass must be PRINTED and displayed on your car's Dashboard
  • Your Sunrise Breakfast Ticket(s) will be mailed to you beginning in June.
  • Your Sunrise Breakfast Ticket (s) is only valid for the day which you selected when purchasing.
  • Your Sunrise Breakfast Ticket (s) permits you access to the VIP areas and amenities from 6 am - 9 am. After 9 am you will have access to the General Admission areas and amenities only.

VIP Blue Sky Club, No Reserved Concert Seat Tickets

  • Tickets ordered after JULY 15th will NOT be mailed and will be HELD AT VIP WILL CALL
  • VIP Parking passes will be sent to your EMAIL for all orders after July 15th, your parking pass must be PRINTED and displayed on your car's Dashboard
  • Your VIP Blue Sky Club Ticket(s) will be mailed to you beginning in June
  • Your VIP Blue Sky Club Ticket(s) tickets are only valid for the day which you selected when purchasing.
  • VIP Blue Sky Club, No Reserved Concert Seat ticket includes LAWN seating for concerts.  

VIP Reserved Headliner Concert Seat Tickets

  • Tickets ordered after JULY 15th will NOT be mailed and will be HELD AT VIP WILL CALL.
  • VIP Parking passes will be sent to your EMAIL for all orders after July 15th, your parking pass must be PRINTED and displayed on your car's Dashboard
  • VIP Reserved Headliner Concert Seat Ticket (s) includes reserved seat for evening's concert.
  • VIP Reserved Headliner Concert Seat Ticket (s) includes admission to the VIP Blue Sky Club tent adjacent to the balloon launch field.
  • VIP Reserved Headliner Concert Seat credentials will be mailed starting mid-June.
  • Inclement weather for any outdoor performances or events is not cause for a refund unless a performance or event is actually cancelled. A performance that has begun, but is shortened due to severe weather conditions, is not cause for a full or partial refund. 

Reserved Pop and Internet Sensation Concert Seat Tickets

  • Tickets ordered after JULY 15th will NOT be mailed and will be HELD AT WILL CALL. Reserved Pop and Internet Sensation Concert Seat Ticket(s) DO NOT include access to VIP area or amenities nor VIP parking.
  • Reserved Pop and Internet Sensation Seat Ticket (s) includes reserved seat for Pop and Internet Sensation Concert.
  • Reserved Pop and Internet Sensation Concert Seat credentials will be mailed starting mid-June.
  • Inclement weather for any outdoor performances or events is not cause for a refund unless a performance or event is actually cancelled. A performance that has begun, but is shortened due to severe weather conditions, is not cause for a full or partial refund.

Kids' Concert Seat Tickets

  • Tickets ordered after JULY 15th will NOT be mailed and will be HELD AT WILL CALL. Kids' Concert Seat Ticket(s) DO NOT include access to VIP area or amenities nor VIP parking.
  • Kids' Concert Seat Ticket (s) includes reserved seat for Kids' Concert.
  • Kids' Concert Seat credentials will be mailed starting mid-June.
  • Inclement weather for any outdoor performances or events is not cause for a refund unless a performance or event is actually cancelled. A performance that has begun, but is shortened due to severe weather conditions, is not cause for a full or partial refund.

Pet and Service Animals Policy

The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning DOES NOT allow pets into the festival nor onto the festival grounds. We kindly ask you to leave your pets at home while you come and enjoy the magic of ballooning with us this July. However, trained service animals are welcome at our festival.

Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Examples of such work or tasks include guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling a wheelchair, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, reminding a person with mental illness to take prescribed medications, calming a person with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during an anxiety attack, or performing other duties. Service animals are working animals, not pets. The work or task a dog has been trained to provide must be directly related to the person’s disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional
support do not qualify as service animals. Miniature horses that have been individually trained to do or perform tasks for people with disabilities will qualify as service animals.

Service animals must be house broken and remain on a leash or harness and under the control of their handler at all times. Service animals must also have proper identification so that festival staff
members and other guests can clearly identify them as service animals and not pets. Guests whose service animal demonstrates aggressive and/or annoying actions toward a Guest or festival staff member will be directed to remove the animal from the festival grounds.

Service animals are welcome in most locations of the festival. However, service animals are not permitted to ride in hot air balloons or on any of the amusement rides. Therefore, a member of your party must be available to stay with the animal while you ride. Festival staff will not take responsibility for, or provide care to any service animal. Owners are responsible for disposing of their animal’s waste.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 1-800-HOT-AIR-9.

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