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32nd Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Crafts, and Music Festival

Jun 08, 2011 01:41AM ● By Erin Frisch
Featuring Music, Fine Art, and Crafters on the Quechee Green

Father’s Day Weekend: June 17, 18 and 19, 2011

The longest continuously running Hot Air Balloon Festival in New England features over 20 hot air balloons with flights scheduled for 6:00pm on Friday, June 17; 6:00am and 6:00pm on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 (always weather and wind permitting).

The event features continuous music and entertainment for all ages, as well as over 60 craft artisans and commercial vendors. And of course there will be plenty of festival food, a beer and wine garden, and more surprises!

Enjoy the Balloon Glow on Friday evening, continuous bands, comedy acts, dance routines all weekend and the “Kid's Zone” (by the Green Mountain Children's Center) with games, rides, playground, face-painting, and more. Watch the amazing New England Disc Dogs and the Jumptown Parachute Demonstration Team.

In celebration of Hartford’s 250th anniversary, there will be an historical reenactment.

Balloon rides will be available to purchase on the event’s website prior to and during the event. For more information, tickets, and a schedule of events, go to www.

Sorry, no dogs or bicycles allowed on festival grounds.

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