Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Fest Launches Today

(Rhinebeck, NY)  --  The 27th Annual Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival launches today, this time at a new location. 

The three day event, hosted by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce is using the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck as their home base.  More than 100 balloon launches are planned over the weekend.  Hot Air Balloon Flight Rides, tethered rides and helicopter rides are all available.  One of the balloons is in the shape of a giant American Flag.  

Carnival games, hayrides, live music, children’s activities and a craft beverage tap tent are all part of the all-day schedule on Saturday and Sunday.

More information is available online at  There is also information available through the AT&T Balloon Hotline at (845) 454-1701.

Photo:  Jason Connolly-AFP-Getty Images

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