Friday, June 14 | Gates open at 3pm

Friday, 3pm

Bobby Sheehan

Classic rock, Americana and originals

Upper Valley-based singer/songwriter Bobby Sheehan has been performing across northern New England for the past 12 years. Originally from western Maine—where he founded his first band, Junco—Bobby currently performs solo as well as with the Lazy River Riders and Sheehan & Holden. Learn more

Friday, 5pm

Raptors Up Close

Presented by VINS

Live falcons, hawks and owls provide the lens through which we examine food webs, predator-prey relationships and the interdependence of the systems that support life. This first-hand encounter enables participants to understand the defining characteristics that make a bird a raptor and their adaptations for life as a predator on the wing. Touchable artifacts and hands-on materials round out this special experience. About VINS

Friday, 6pm

Dj Sean Livemixkings

DJ and MC

Sean Hay has been a DJ, MC and event promoter for 15 years. Sean will be spinning his signature mixes of the hottest songs to kick off the festival.

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Sean’s family came to the US from Jamaica in 1985 making him a first generation American. His family maintained their culture through music for the extended community of islanders new to the US in Long Island, New York. Sean, dj’d his first party in high school, then quickly moved to private parties, then nightclubs in New York City. After moving to Vermont with his family, Sean was missing the music and dancing part of his life, and so he began his own entertainment company (Livemixkings Entertainment) to create fun memorable events for people of all ages! Sean also partnered with Music To Life and the Upper Valley Music center to create a DJ Academy, to pass the knowledge of music and the art of DJ to the next generation.

Balloon Launch

More than 20 hot air balloons ascend. Wind and weather dependent. Learn more

Friday, 7:30pm

LaLoopna Hoops

Hoop Dance and Fire Performer

Lee Nangeroni, also known as LaLoopna Hoops, is a hoop dancer, stilt walker and fire performer from New Hampshire.

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July 2015 Lee dove into hoop dance and has dedicated herself to the pursuit of flow! In 2016 she achieved a sponsorship with CosmicVibe, a hoop company out of Virginia. In 2017, she became a Hoop Love Coach. Since 2019 she has been honored to perform with the Massachusetts Renaissance Faire, the Cape Cod Pirate Festival, and the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire along with many other events. Lee adores entertaining and sharing the magic of flow with audiences far and wide.

Friday, Dusk

Balloon Glow

Watch the festival light up at dusk. Wind and weather dependent. Learn more

Saturday, June 15 | Gates open at 5:30am

Saturday, 6am

Balloon Launch

More than 20 hot air balloons ascend. Wind and weather dependent. Learn more

Saturday, 10am

Pups in the Air

New England Disc Doggers

A creative, enthusiastic group of Disc Doggers and their performing canines.

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Pups In The Air is a group of creative, enthusiastic Disc Doggers and their performing canines who come together to entertain crowds all over southern and central New England. The handlers include experienced, multiple-year Disc Dog World Competition finalists–as well as disc doggers–who love showing off their awesome pups through the exciting sport of canine “Freestyle” Frisbee. The “Pups” have been featured at, College events, many country fairs, a dozen consecutive Pet Rock Festivals, The Jimmy Fund Family Days, and numerous other public and private events. But after performing at the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festivals for eighteen years, they are proud to call it their all-time favorite! Come by after the show to meet and greet some of the loveable family-friendly canines.

Skyhigh Skydivers

Watch experienced jumpers performing acrobatic maneuvers in the air during free fall before landing by parachute.

Saturday, 10:30am

Fred Haas Trio

Jazz, swing and blues music

Inspired, joyful and swingin’! A performance that will have you tapping your toes or dancing in the aisle as these artists perform, and share their love of jazz, swing and blues music.

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Fred Haas (saxophone and piano) is the Senior Lecturer Jazz Professor at Dartmouth College and has toured the world playing with Ray Charles, Pat Metheny, Lena Horn, Gene Bertoncini, Sheila Jordan, The Dorsey Orchestra and many others. Billy Rosen (guitar) has been playing jazz guitar since his teens. At the University of Pittsburgh, he studied jazz performance under the guidance of saxophonist Nathan Davis. Sabrina Brown (vocals) inspired by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell and Ray Charles simply loves performing music of The Great American Songbook, Broadway hits, country songs with a good story and contemporary jazz.

Saturday, 12pm

Robert Clarke

Magician and Juggler

Sit back in awe as Robert Clarke amazes with mind blowing magic and miracles.

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Robert Clarke has been performing professionally since 1991. Over the past 30 years his show has taken him to Japan 3 times, Italy, Singapore and Canada just to name a few. Not only has Robert performed outside the country but has been entertaining audiences of all ages all over the USA. Sit back and be in awe as Robert Clarke will AMAZE you with mind blowing magic and miracles done in your hands and right under your nose. Coins appear, disappear, cards seem to melt and vanish. Watch as he interacts with you and makes your jaw drop with each new trick. Robert has the uncanny ability to create modern day miracles with everyday objects.

Skyhigh Skydivers

Watch experienced jumpers performing acrobatic maneuvers in the air during free fall before landing by parachute.

Saturday, 1pm

Lisa Piccirillo

Folk and pop musical blend

Lisa Piccirillo is a Vermont-based singer/songwriter whose compositions chronicle poignant observations with honesty and grace.

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Lisa Piccirillo almost gave up on songwriting, but the muse wouldn’t let her. The inspiration for her forthcoming record came to her as a vision: the silhouette of a woman, backlit by the sun, alongside the word RADIATE. Fueled by this idea and the desire to reclaim her creative identity, Lisa devoted herself to daily songwriting sessions at sunrise and the new record was born. An unapologetically loud follow-up to her mellow and folky 2008 debut (momentum), RADIATE chronicles Lisa’s vast emotional landscape with her signature blend of vulnerable songwriting and powerhouse vocals.

Lisa will be joined by her Burlington-based producer, multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Mendicino, to debut new material from RADIATE ahead of its official release later this year. She can also be seen as a lead vocalist for The Tricksters, a VT-based pop-rock cover band, performing Sunday 6/16 from 4-6pm. Visit lisapmusic.com for more info.

Kids Zone

Open until 5pm.

Saturday, 2pm

Pups in the Air

New England Disc Doggers

A creative, enthusiastic group of Disc Doggers and their performing canines. Learn more

Skyhigh Skydivers

Watch experienced jumpers performing acrobatic maneuvers in the air during free fall before landing by parachute.

Saturday, 2:30pm

Robert Clarke

Magician and Juggler

Sit back in awe as Robert Clarke amazes with mind blowing magic and miracles. Learn more

Saturday, 3:30pm

The Funky Flats

High energy funk band

The band was formed in 2023 when working musician friends came together to express their love for super funky music. The Funky Flats’ style is original funky music inspired by the scratchy guitars, bright brassy horns and tight rhythm sections of the funk masters of the 1970s. 

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Since forming in 2023, the band has amassed a set of 15 original and 20 funky cover songs, which are designed to make it impossible for audiences to stay in their seats. In the spring of 2024, the band completed recording a four song, EP entitled “The Home Cookin EP”, which was completely written, performed, recorded, engineered and mastered by the band. The Funky Flats are scheduled to play a number of festival shows in 2024, including:  The Mountain Music Festival in Warren, NH, The Taste of Woodstock Festival in Woodstock, VT and The Feast and Field Music Series in Barnard, VT. 

Saturday, 5pm

The Raq-ettes

Performance Troupe

Professional and student dancers from Raq-On Dance Studio. An inclusive dance community that promotes body positivity and has been fostering fearless curves in Upper Valley for over a decade. Learn more

Saturday, 6pm

Bow Thayer

Musician

An American songwriter, guitarist, and banjoist and the founder of the Tweed River Music Festival. Bow’s career spans over two decades with bands including the 7 League Boots, Elbow, Jethro and The Benders as well as solo work. Learn more

Balloon Launch

More than 20 hot air balloons ascend. Wind and weather dependent. Learn more

Saturday, Dusk

Balloon Glow

Watch the festival light up at dusk. Wind and weather dependent. Learn more

Sunday, June 16 | Gates open at 5:30am

Sunday, 6am

Balloon Launch

More than 20 hot air balloons ascend. Wind and weather dependent. Learn more

Sunday, 10am

Pups in the Air

New England Disc Doggers

A creative, enthusiastic group of Disc Doggers and their performing canines. Learn more

Skyhigh Skydivers

Watch experienced jumpers performing acrobatic maneuvers in the air during free fall before landing by parachute.

Sunday, 11am

John Lackard Blues Band

Danceable, Rockin’ Blues

A sound and style that could easily have come from Memphis or Chicago is perhaps what makes John Lackard and his Green Mountain origin so unique. Learn more

Sunday, 12pm

Skyhigh Skydivers

Watch experienced jumpers performing acrobatic maneuvers in the air during free fall before landing by parachute.

Sunday, 12:30pm

Robert Clarke

Magician and Juggler

Sit back in awe as Robert Clarke amazes with mind blowing magic and miracles. Learn more

Sunday, 1pm

Kids Zone

Open until 5pm.

Sunday, 1:30pm

Brooks Hubbard and Dad Gary

Musician

Brooks Hubbard is a national touring independent artist from the mountains of rural New England. Learn more

Sunday, 2pm

Pups in the Air

New England Disc Doggers

A creative, enthusiastic group of Disc Doggers and their performing canines. Learn more

Skyhigh Skydivers

Watch experienced jumpers performing acrobatic maneuvers in the air during free fall before landing by parachute.

Sunday, 3pm

Robert Clarke

Magician and Juggler

Sit back in awe as Robert Clarke amazes with mind blowing magic and miracles. Learn more

Sunday, 4pm

The Tricksters

Pop-rock Band

Some of Vermont’s most talented musicians joined forces to form this Vermont-based band. They will keep you dancing all night with their repertoire which spans Top 40 radio hits from the late ’80s, ’90s, and current pop songs from today. Fun and original—filled with love, tight vocal harmonies, and contagious energy. Learn more

Sunday, 6pm

Balloon Launch

More than 20 hot air balloons ascend. Wind and weather dependent. Learn more