However, this year, we are ecstatic as our family favorite Laurie Berkner will be dominating the stage for young children! The festival is jam-packed with stuff to do and each year it seems the attendance grows. Loads of Food Vendors The rules also state you are not allowed to bring in any food or drink. We knew from past years you want to get there early so you can visit all the vendors and stock up on all the free drinks, candies and other goodies they are offering visitors. If you attend on Sunday, here is a tip, at the close of the event, the companies that were offering free samples are giving away what ever is left. Back in the 18th century, the Montgolfier brothers of France were fascinated when they witnessed a piece of paper fly up the chimney of a roaring fireplace. Take Route 287 North to Route 22.
Record crowd attend these concerts that start on Friday and run through Sunday. Children will be amazed by the massive cake weighing over 800 pounds reaching 80 feet tall as it lifts into the air. The is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and it took place this past weekend, July 28-30th. Not sure if there was some sort of situation that prevented them from attending. Take Route 523 South to Route 22. As a working photojournalist and videographer, I cover many events in the New York and New Jersey area for our publications.
She might be recognizable to some due to her appearances on Nick Jr. On Saturday Night during the Pat Benatar concert, balloons will surround the main stage and glow on the ground. I am looking forward to our newest publication the Hazlet Times that will be a publication meant to showcase the things I love in Hazlet and those that might need some improvements. The Solberg Airport once again was home to a tradition that only grows larger every year. Turn left onto County Route 614. So leave the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at home and manga at the festival. Turn left onto Readington Road County Route 637.
Image Source: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning The takes place in 2017 from July 28-30 drawing thousands of people to witness the balloon ascensions. Please remember to use the proper credit and link to our article when posting them and do not alter or remove our © from our image files. Yet the QuickChek Farmhouse is a symbol of this festival with the farmhouse, farmer and animals that are perfect against the backdrop of the Hunterdon County. From the East: Take Route 22 West, past the Somerville area and Bridgewater Commons Mall. Wells, and is a new media organization run by professional journalists to help bring the industry into the 21st century through new ventures and training. Take Route 202 South to Old York Road.
Security is tight and we saw one couple with a dog being turned away at the gate. Seeing the balloons blowing up and then taking off was a breathtaking experience. Want to see more highlights from the best New Jersey events? For more information about the QuickChek Festival you can also visit. Image Source: QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning The QuickChek Festival also hosts plenty of entertainment throughout the day. More than 1,000 people will take a ride in a balloon at the Festival, crossing it off their bucket lists or using it to celebrate a special occasion or as a romantic way to propose or get married. Travel Old York Road West and follow signs to Balloon Festival Parking. From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, rides for the children and so much more.
Take Route 202 North, past Flemington, to Old York Road. International Press Association is a professional, global organization whose members are independent photographers, videographers, photojournalists, journalists and writers. It has been well-known the vast quantity of musical artists that headline the shows. For example, Pat Benatar will be on the Progressive Main Stage. From The West: Take Interstate 78 East to Exit 24 County Route 523. It is also launching new online initiatives to fill the voids left by the demise of print publications.
The balloons range from the traditional bright stripes to more modern ones shaped like Darth Vader. We tried to cover the event, but the festival was closed early because of a pending storm. Getting There Solberg Airport is located just a few miles off Route 202 in Readington. Turn right onto Route 523 South. I will 10000% be there again next year. This year my son who is also one of our talented photographers, his wife, and his three children joined us later in the day and you can see them in some of my photos.
Here are some shots from my day:. Both the sponsors including their main sponsor QuickChek, need the support of the attendees. . In the past, we attended a number of concerts and was able to listen to one of our fav groups of the past Creedance Clearwater. The balloons are then laid out on the ground, inflated with a large fan, then the basket is attached and they start the propane burners to heat up the air inside the balloons. Both Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo entertained the audience and we were told it was simply awesome.
During the flight, the captain will continue to start and stop the burners to keep the balloons afloat. The Chrysler Pacifica Family Fun Pavilion will offer entertainment for all ages ranging from aerial acrobat shows to family-friendly concerts. Travel Rattlesnake Bridge Road South past Raritan Valley Community College. The 2017 QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning massive, welcoming thousands of guests each day and featuring more than 100 sport and special-shaped hot air balloons. We decided to attend Sunday the last day of the event. The Balloons and the Ascensions The Assencion Last year it was not a good year for the QuickChek Festival Ballooning.