Hot Air Balloon Festival: New Jersey Balloon Lottery Festival Starts Next Weekend

Redington, NJ (WABC)-The 38th New Jersey Ballooning Lottery Festival will return to Solberg Airport in Redington, NJ this weekend from July 23rd to 25th.

Although canceled in 2020 due to a coronavirus pandemic, the 2019 festival was very popular and attracted 170,000 visitors. Visitors this year can also expect food, fireworks, family activities and concerts. "There's 100 acres of on-site parking for just £ 10, and that's okay.

Once you get there, you can expect more than just the heat, non-stop," said Festival Executive Producer Howard Freeman. Mr. says. There are nearly 100 types of hot-air balloons, including the New Jersey lottery summer day balloons shaped like the sun.

According to Freeman, the festival has partnered with the New Jersey Department of Health, Wegmans Pharmacy and Hunterdon Healthcare to offer a free COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinated people get a ticket discount and take part in the sweepstakes for the chance to ride the balloon in their New Jersey lottery. The festival will also feature concerts by rock bands Styx and Barenaked Ladies.

Balloons will rise on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, with pilots from half of the country participating. "When you look at them, the dough is taken out of the incoming bag, the fan inflates the balloon, and finally propane generates heat, like a backyard barbecue, heating the inside of the balloon. It's hot, the heat outside rises, but when it all starts to happen and you hear the sound, the hair on my arm is still up and never old for me.

Everyone's little kid, "says Freeman. It was. Tickets are available on the festival website.

Or call 1-800-HOT-A IR9 and get a 20% early discount until Wednesday, July 21st. Other news: See the lineup of CMA Summer Jam 2-night concert events

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Hot Air Balloon Festival: New Jersey Balloon Lottery Festival Starts Next Weekend

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