Soar over the Quechee, Vermont landscape!

Choose from the 5 ascensions over the weekend:
Friday at 6:00 p.m.*
Saturday at 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.*
Sunday at 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.*

*All Balloon Rides are wind and weather dependent.

Hot air balloons are only on the field during flight times. Please note that we can only guarantee that parties of four or fewer will be able to ride in the same balloon together. Parties of more than four may need to be split up into two different balloons. We will always do our best to keep larger parties together if at all possible.

Refund Policy
If a passenger decides to cancel PRIOR to May 12, 2024, a refund will be made less a $50 administrative fee. No refund will be made if the cancellation is AFTER May 12, 2024 or during the festival. If the flight is canceled due to weather conditions and we cannot book you on another flight, your money will be refunded as a credit to the purchasing card. You MUST BE PRESENT at the time of your ride to be issued a refund or rescheduled.

Ascension vs tethered rides

An Ascension Ride is the typical balloon ride is between 30–40 minutes with the whole experience taking about 2 hours. The balloons take off together and soar hundreds of feet in the air, gracefully moving over the landscapes of Quechee, VT and beyond. The balloons land outside the festival grounds, end with champagne and transportation back to the festival. All balloon rides are wind and weather dependent.

Tethered Balloon Rides are available Saturday and Sunday between ascensions, wind and weather permitting. A Tethered Ride gives riders a taste of ballooning while being held down by long ropes only floating up to 50 feet in the air. They are a great way for small children or elders to experience a balloon ride. Like all other balloon rides, tethered ride are also weather permitting. Each ride lasts 5–10 minutes. Tethered rides are available for purchase for $25.