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WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

The Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival is an event created for families to showcase Eastern shore life and family fun with hot air balloons as the focus.

There are activities for the whole family including the morning ascension balloon lift, hot air balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, balloon glow, live music as well as a DJ, bounce houses, games, food trucks, a mechanical bull, a large variety of vendors, and adult beverages (specifically wine and beer).

A portion of our proceeds go to benefit the local fire departments, the color of cancer charity, and our local municipalities.

People can expect a variety of options for entertainment: large shade tents to set up chairs and just relax with friends and family, multiple food and drink vendors, craft and product vendors showcasing local talent and businesses, beer and wine sales, a games area, a free kids area including bouncy houses, live music from local and nationally known musicians, and of course hot air balloons all in a gorgeous area of Talbot County.

Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival is postponed until July 30th, 2021!

 All ballooning activities including static display, tethered rides and balloon flights are weather-dependent.  The decision to inflate hot air balloons is made just prior to the scheduled ballooning activity.  Please note that due to the popularity of our festival, our admissions booths will close when we reach maximum capacity. This is a decision out of our control and made by local law enforcement.  Tickets are non-refundable.