The Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival builds on the six-year tradition of the festival which has attracted 12,000-15,000 attendees to the mid-shore from 7 countries and 37 different states. The event will support launching American Farm Foundation, Inc. whose mission is to promote food from local family farms, redefine “responsibly grown” to better represent what’s most important to consumers, all while helping family farmers be more profitable so they can keep feeding America.
The atmosphere is fun, relaxed, and enjoyable whether attending with friends or the family. Hot air balloons provide tethered rides, fly-aways, and night glows. Attendees enjoy beer from local breweries and wineries. Entertainers ranging from Americana, rock, and country perform on the main stage. A children’s area offers games, face painting, and inflatables.
In the “Artists Village” artists and crafters, working in every medium, interact with buyers looking to shop for unique hand-crafted gifts. Attendees may bring pop-up tents, folding chairs and picnic blankets to create their own gathering space.
Want to join us for the 2024 schedule? Complete the form below or send us an email with the subject line “2024 Vendor” to FlyWithUs@ChesapeakeBayBalloonFestival.com We look forward to speaking with you soon!
Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival is August 25th, 26th and 27th, 2023!
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. This is an advanced ticket sale event and no tickets will be sold at the gate.
Tickets are non-refundable.