Volunteers

Be a volunteer!

A lot of people ask What does it take to put up a Hot Air Balloon? or How can I get a balloon ride?

Well, here is your opportunity . . .

Calling all crew. We are in need of volunteer crew for the Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival!

Friendly pilots from 10 different states and 20 balloons will be participating in our event and invite you to assist in setting up, launching, chasing and packing up. Each balloon will require 2-5 volunteers. Volunteer crew should be available for 3-4 hours per slot at the festival event grounds.

Sometimes if the scheduled riders do not show up, the crew will get a chance to take a hot air balloon ride, but there is no guarantee.

Don’t know what you are doing? That’s okay, experienced pilots are there to instruct you along the way, and if you are familiar with the local area roads and/or towing a trailer you may become the pilots new best friend. Have children with you? No problem, pilots love sharing their passion for ballooning with everyone and welcome many helping hands. While not a guarantee, pilots try to reward the hard work of their dedicated volunteers with a flight. Who knows, you too may be bitten by the ballooning bug. It happened to our own local pilot, all it took was once and he was hooked. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with these gentle giants as they put on a show.

Want to help be a part of the excitement? Be a Volunteer! Not only do you get to help make this event possible, you get to be a part of the excitement with hands on participation!!

We are in need of volunteers for Morning and Evening Reserved Balloon Flights, Evening Tethered Balloon Rides, Gate Admissions and Tractor Drivers to drive people to and from the parking areas.

To volunteer, use this link: click this link and sign up asap!!

Have questions? Email FlyWithUs@ChesapeakeBayBalloonFestival.com

Thank you in advance for being willing to help us make this the best balloon festival yet!!

Sign Up Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080944A9AF2CA6FB6-chesapeake1

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.

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