Want to Volunteer?

Volunteering at the Saratoga Balloon & Craft Festival is FUN, creates lifetime memories, and lasts just a few hours per launch.  There are a number of positions available for volunteers, including being a Chase Crew Member, assisting us with parking, and others.

Be part of a chase crew!volunteer

Chase Crews are assigned to a specific balloon and pilot, and help inflate and launch the balloon.   Once aloft, they then hop in the balloon’s chase vehicle, and follow it to its landing area, helping fold the balloon.  A champagne toast follows for the crew and the landowner.  No prior experience necessary. What a great experience!

It’s an exciting fun job, suitable for any able bodied person.

There is one launch each morning and evening.  Each launch only requires a few hours of help.


  • Memories for a lifetime, and many laughs.
  • A special “Chase Crew” festival shirt.
  • For each slot that you are a volunteer, you’ll receive a day pass.


Want to volunteer?
Contact volunteers@americade.com or 518-798-7888