The Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival

The Meadow Event Park

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In a Nutshell

More than 20 giant, colorful balloons launch at dawn and dusk as live music plays and guests sample wines and browse local crafts

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Choose from Three Options

  • $30 for two Groupons, each valid for a VIP package ($55 total value)
  • $55 for four Groupons, each valid for a VIP package ($110 total value)
  • $72 for six Groupons, each valid for a VIP package ($165 total value)

The VIP package includes:

  • One ticket to the festival
  • One souvenir wine glass
  • One parking pass

Guests may use their tickets for either day. The festival opens at 6 a.m. each morning for the first balloon launches of the day—check the schedule for a full lineup of activities.

Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival

The Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival gives visitors a chance to get an up-close view of more than 20 hot-air balloon teams from across the country, and then observe them in their natural habitat: the sky. The weekend-long festival is held on the grassy expanse of Meadow Event Park. The main attractions are the morning and early-evening flights, when all 20 colorful vessels take to the air at once and gracefully interrupt the annual paper-plane migration.

On Saturday, a sweeping balloon-glow display will light up the night sky. Meanwhile, off-site rides instill wonder with dawn or near-dusk flights in one of the balloons—and include transportation back to the grounds in the chase car. And yet balloons aren't the festival's only draw: regional crafts vendors display their hand-made apparel and arts, while craft beer and wine tastings pair with food from local restaurants. Throughout each day, live bands play classic rock and new wave, old-school jazz and R&B, and folk-infused country.

Customer Reviews

Want to see it again!
Heather B. · July 18, 2012
Maybe just some more hay on the ground to sop up the mud during the rain, but great experience otherwise.
Robert L. · December 11, 2011
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    The Meadow Event Park

    13111 Dawn Blvd.

    Doswell, VA 23047


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