Join us for one amazing weekend: The BEST of New York’s summer in a beautiful and accessible location.

Hot Air Balloons

  • Over 20 Hot Air Balloons with four liftoffs and the “Best Balloon Glow in the U.S.”
  • Balloon Glows Scheduled for Friday & Saturday Evening

Art and Craft

  • 100 Artists and Artisans displaying and selling their original works

 

Entertainment

  • Live Entertainment & Music
  • Ongoing craft demonstrations
  • Kids Activities including face painting, airborne artwork, and games – Sponsored by Stewarts

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12pm-7pm Art and Craft Tents Open
100 Artists and Artisans in media ranging from hand-thrown pottery to fine silver and gold jewelry to contemporary furniture will display and sell original works.

12pm-7pm Specialty Food and Beverage Tent Open
A great assortment of local offerings from a variety of food vendors.

12pm-7pm Balloon Ride Tent Open
Book a flight that will create Memories for a lifetime.
Purchase a tethered balloon ride, or a great festival souvenir.
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

12pm-7pm Stewart’s Children’s Zone Open
Wonderful Face Painting – Get your arms, legs or face painted.
WalkAbout Balloon – Walk inside a half inflated balloon in the “Walk About”. It’s Magic!
Art Takes Flight – Color your own picture and watch it take flight attached to a real hot air balloon.
Roaming Railroad- Come ride a train! Adults can ride too!
Pony Rides & Petting Zoo- Take a pony ride or pet some animals!
Games – Can you pin the basket on the balloon?
*Some activities are weather dependent*

12pm-9pm Tethered Balloon Rides
Float high above the festival and get a taste of what a full flight is like.
$15/kids and $20/adults. Book a balloon ride now >
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

1pm-8pm Entertainment
Live Music, Kids Entertainment and Fun Roving Entertainers

6pm-6:30pm Balloon Inflation/Ride/Launch
Watch and maybe even help as the balloons ready to take flight. There is nothing like the beauty of hot air balloons taking flight to fill the evening skies. PLEASE NOTE: BALLOON LIFT-OFFS OCCUR ONLY IN THE EARLY MORNING AND EVENING HOURS.
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

8:00pm–8:30pm Balloon Glow
Enjoy a walk around the Saratoga Fair Grounds as it is illuminated by the glow of 20 balloons.
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

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5:30am-7am Balloon Ride Tent
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Book a flight that will create Memories for a lifetime. Purchase a tethered balloon ride, or a great festival souvenir.
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

5:30am-7am Breakfast
As the balloons are inflating enjoy breakfast – YUM!

5:30am-6:30am Balloon Inflation/Ride/Launch
Watch the balloons come to life as they ready for the launch. As the sun rises so do the balloons! The skies fill with color as the balloons take flight and fill the sky. PLEASE NOTE: BALLOON LIFT-OFFS OCCUR ONLY IN THE EARLY MORNING AND EVENING HOURS.
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

10am-7pm Art and Craft Tents Open
100 Artists and Artisans in media ranging from hand-thrown pottery to fine silver and gold jewelry to contemporary furniture will display and sell original works.

10am-7pm Specialty Food and Beverage Tent Open
A great assortment of local offerings from a variety of food vendors.

10am-7pm Balloon Ride Tent Open
Book a flight that will create Memories for a lifetime. Purchase a tethered balloon ride, or a great festival souvenir.
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

10am-7pm Stewart’s Children’s Zone Open
Wonderful Face Painting – Get your arms, legs or face painted.
WalkAbout Balloon – Walk inside a half inflated balloon in the “Walk About”. It’s Magic!
Art Takes Flight – Color your own picture and watch it take flight attached to a real hot air balloon.
Roaming Railroad- Come ride a train! Adults can ride too!
Pony Rides & Petting Zoo- Take a pony ride or pet some animals!
Games – Can you pin the basket on the balloon?
*Some activities are weather dependent*

10am-9pm Tethered Balloon Rides
Float high above the festival and get a taste of what a full flight is like.
$15/kids and $20/adults.
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

12pm-8pm Entertainment
Live Music, Kids Entertainment and Fun Roving Entertainers

6pm-6:30pm Balloon Inflation/Ride/Launch
Watch and maybe even help as the balloons ready to take flight. There is nothing like the beauty of hot air balloons taking flight to fill the evening skies. PLEASE NOTE: BALLOON LIFT-OFFS OCCUR ONLY IN THE EARLY MORNING AND EVENING HOURS.
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

8pm-8:30pm Balloon Glow
Enjoy a walk around the Saratoga Fair Grounds as it is illuminated by the glow of 20 balloons.
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

Order Event Tickets >>

sbacf-website-schedulepic35:30am-7am Balloon Ride Tent
Book a flight that will create Memories for a lifetime.
Purchase a tethered balloon ride, or a great festival souvenir.
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

5:30am-7am Breakfast
As the balloons are inflating enjoy breakfast – YUM!

5:30am-6:30am Balloon Inflation/Ride/Launch
Watch the balloons come to life as they ready for the launch. As the sun rises so do the balloons! The skies fill with color as the balloons take flight and fill the sky. PLEASE NOTE: BALLOON LIFT-OFFS OCCUR ONLY IN THE EARLY MORNING AND EVENING HOURS.
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

10am-4pm Art and Craft Tents Open
100 Artists and Artisans in media ranging from hand-thrown pottery to fine silver and gold jewelry to contemporary furniture will display and sell original works.

10am-4pm Specialty Food and Beverage Tent Open
A great assortment of local offerings from a variety of food vendors.

10am-4pm Tethered Balloon Rides
Float high above the festival and get a taste of what a full flight is like.
$15/kids and $20/adults.
*Ballooning is highly weather dependent – Check Facebook for flight status*

10am-4pm Stewart’s Children’s Zone Open
Wonderful Face Painting – Get your arms, legs or face painted.
WalkAbout Balloon – Walk inside a half inflated balloon in the “Walk About”. It’s Magic!
Art Takes Flight – Color your own picture and watch it take flight attached to a real hot air balloon.
Roaming Railroad- Come ride a train! Adults can ride too!
Pony Rides & Petting Zoo- Take a pony ride or pet some animals!
Games – Can you pin the basket on the balloon?
*Some activities are weather dependent*

12pm-4pm Entertainment
Live Music, Kids Entertainment, and Fun Roving Entertainers

The Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival features a full schedule of live entertainment for visitors of all ages. Bring the kids by the Kid Zone for games and art activities, and enjoy fantastic music while you eat your lunch, sip a cold beer, or just take a breather.

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Directions to Saratoga Fair Grounds: 162 Prospect St. Ballston Spa, NY 12020

From the South:

Take exit 12 from I-87 N
Take NY-67 W to Prospect St in Ballston Spa
At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto NY-67
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on NY-67
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on NY-67
Continue onto Milton Ave
Turn left onto Prospect St
Destination will be on the left

From the North:

Follow I-87 S to U.S. 9 N in Malta. Take exit 13N from I-87 S
Take Old Post Rd, Northline Rd and Doubleday Ave to Prospect St in Ballston Spa
Merge onto U.S. 9 N
Turn left onto Old Post Rd
Turn right onto Northline Rd
Turn left onto Doubleday Ave
Turn right onto Prospect St
Destination will be on the left

Adults (age 16 and up) $10 daily, $15 weekend
Children (age 3-15) $5 daily, $5 weekend
Age 2 and under Free

*Please note that dogs are not allowed at the Fairgrounds

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