TERESE M. WINKLER
Taking flight at the Chester County Balloon Festival
The 8th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival gets underway on Friday June 13th and continues on Saturday, June 14. The two-day festival features spectacular hot-air balloon "glows," "mass ascensions" and other signature events. Additional highlights include balloon rides, carnival games, live music and more. VIP guests are invited to a private party and field access to the balloons and pilots (advance ticket purchase required). All festival events and activities are subject to weather conditions. For more information, visit the festival website.
Chester County Balloon Festival
Plantation Field, Unionville, PA
Friday, June 13, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 14, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
General admission: $10 per car, payable at the gate.
Plan accordingly – Bring a blanket and/or chairs. More than 6,000 attendees are expected, so arrive early to avoid sitting in traffic and missing out on all the fun. For the best views, stake out your area of the viewing field in front of the stage.
Getting there - For GPS navigation, enter the address 1600 West Doe Run Road, Coatesville, PA 19320 and look for signs to the festival entrance.
Take a ride - One-hour balloon rides are available with advance reservation. Call Air Ventures Hot Air Ballooning for scheduling: (610) 827-7208.