Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival: Launch A Great Getaway

The Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival has earned a reputation for being one of Stowe’s most highlighted summer events. Over the years, the festival has grown and next weekend, it marks its 29th anniversary! If you’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to soar high up in the sky, with the beautiful Green Mountains as your scenic background, then come and join the fun! The Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival will be taking place on Friday, July 10th through July 12th. Let your spirits soar as more than 25 hot-air balloons fill the sky! Want to know more details? Read on…

As an added bonus to this event, we’re giving anyone interested a chance to enter and win a balloon ride for two & a dinner at Charlie B’s Restaurant for two at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa on Balloon Festival weekend. All you have to do it text stoweballoonfestival to 38470 to enter!

FRIDAY, JULY 10TH

4:00 pm: Gates Open

  • Children’s Activities Begin
  • Food, Beer & Wine Tent opens
  • Gift Shops Open
  • Spa Tent Open for Chair Massage & Facials

5:00pm: Live Music Begins

7:00pm: Approximate Time for the Sunset Launch!

SATURDAY, JULY 11TH

6:30am: Approximate Time for Sunrise Launch, 4:00pm: Gates Open

  • Children’s Activities Begin
  • Food, Beer & Wine Tents Open
  • Gift Shops Open
  • Spa Tent Open for Chair Massage & Facials

5:00pm: Live Music Begins

7:00pm: Approximate Time for the Sunset Launch!

SUNDAY, JULY 12TH

6:30am: Approximate time for Sunset Launch!

The 29th annual celebration will include the following:

  • Children’s Corner with a variety of activities (small fees may apply)
  • Live Entertainment
  • Delicious Food
  • Beer & Wine Garden

Admission: $10 (Kids under 12 are free). If you are staying at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, you can enjoy free admission!

Festival attendees are welcome to join in the action; hot-air balloon rides are priced at $275/per person, plus tax & advanced reservations are highly encouraged. Tethered rides on the hot-air balloons may be available for $10/per person & reservations are not necessary. For more information, please call 802.253.7355, ext. 5538 or email sfrballonfest.flights@gmail.com

Interested in seeing the Stoweflake Balloon Hot Air Festival from an ariel perspective? Watch the video below from last year’s festival!

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