New 2017 Schedule Tab added up on the navigation bar on the homepage. You can find the complete schedule there. A downloadable version will be available in late August or early September. A few adjustments and or additions may be added to that schedule.
VIP Parking Passes, a popular add-on item, are now available HERE. The passes, which are sold by Warren County, get you key access from Airport Road in Queensbury while the general public has to use the entrance on Hicks Road via Ridge Road. The best $15 you'll ever spend. For the handicapped, yes... there is also parking there. It gets you closer to the action, that's for sure.
Head over to the "Balloon & Rides" tab to book a ride with a pilot for the upcoming 2017 festival. Please note. Only contact the ones with a phone number OR email. Those are the only pilots who are booking rides. The festival does not set prices on flights... please contact a pilot.
Greetings from Upstate New York! The folks here at the Adirondack Balloon Festival are busy finishing up the logo, finalizing contracts with some wonderful bands and organizing paperwork as pilot registrations come in. We will be adding the first of those on the Balloons & Rides Tabs as they come in and the information is gathered. Also, make sure you visit the Facebook page as it's a crucial place to keep updated as well! We have some exciting special shapes shaping up... that sounds weird!
While we are waiting for the snow to melt, the Adirondack Balloon Festival committee are busy with logo design, booking entertainment and more! If you are interested in participating in the Zonta craft fair, the updated information can be found via the "Craft Fair" link on the top of the page. We will add information on the Northeast RV link and soon as it is provided to us. VIP Parking Passes, organized and sold by Warren County typically go on sale early Summer and we will updated the Facebook page and official website with that information and links.
Don't forget, the official dates for the 45th annual festival are September 21-24, 2017.
For those looking to book a flight during the 2016 festival or just want to take a look at the wonderful balloons and pilots who will be attending, just click on the "Balloons & Rides" tab. Only those listed WITH a phone number and or email are currently accepting rides. Check back often as more will be added as pilots get registered.
Also, don't forget the dates of the 2016 Adirondack Balloon Festival are September 22 - 25! We will continue to update the website as new information comes out.
Happy Sunday! We have officially announced the 2015 festival logo. If you are a media organization that needs a hi-res version for future stories please contact us, ADKballoonfestphotos@gmail.com.
Morning all! Here is the schedule for the GGF Transit. This is a great option for those who like to avoid driving into the airport. Buses run from the Ridge Street terminal, across from City Hall in Glens Falls as well as East Field which is on Dix Avenue. It's only $1 each way! You can't beat that!
Pilot's contact information as well as photos are filtering in and will be listed over on the "Balloons and Rides" tab. There you can view who has officially registered for this year's festival and has provided photos for your viewing pleasure (always wanted to say that)! Anyway, if you are hoping to book a flight for the 2015 festival, which you should, look for the photos with information including email addresses and or phone numbers and go from there! Please remember you need to SELECT a photo to view the contact information.
Hey folks.... so the one-day and three-day tour bus operator passes are now available for sale via EBAY. They link can also be found on our homepage as well as the official Adirondack Balloon Festival Facebook page. There is some more information regarding these passes within that EBAY page so make sure you check it out!
Good day all! Great news, you can now purchase VIP parking passes for the 2015 Adirondack Balloon Festival via the EBAY site. Just some quick notes regarding these passes...
The Premium Parking Pass gets you the closest available public parking for the entire event. Also, the Premium Parking lot is accessed via an expedited travel route for quicker access. All orders for Premium Parking Passes must be received by September 8th to ensure delivery by mail. All orders through EBAY will be mailed to the purchasers address provided through EBAY. Free shipping. Pay-Pal only.
Remember, general parking and admission to the festival = FREE!
These VIP parking passes get you better access to the airport grounds via Queensbury Ave (not applicable to the Crandall Park launches... which by the way, are free as well).
Premium Parking Passes may also be purchased at the following locations (please be aware that these locations may not be open on weekends, please call for hours of operation:
Warren County Department of Public Works office at 4028 Main Street, Warrensburg, NY (518) 761-6559
Warren County Treasurer's Office at 1340 State Route 9, Lake George NY, (518) 761-6375
Town of Queensbury Town Clerk’s Office at 742 Bay Road, Queensbury NY, (518) 761-8234
City of Glens Falls City Clerk’s Office at 42 Ridge Street, Glens Falls NY, (518) 761-3801
The Premium Parking Pass is non-refundable except in the event of festival cancellation prior to September 18th.
Sitting here in mid-February trying to beat the Winter chill and dreaming of scenic balloon flights over the Adirondacks. Sooner or later we'll have to come to reality and just wait out the snow! Until then, we'll be busy ironing out this new website using some fresh new photographs from our talented photo crew, updating the blog with the latest news and eventually even selling some sweet Adirondack Balloon Festival swag! Stay tuned as we get this new website sharpened up for you all. Make sure you mark those calendars for September 17 - 20, 2015.
We are currently working on a new website, please be patient!