Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival

Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival Contact information, map and directions, contact form, opening hours, services, ratings, photos, videos and announcements from Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival, Performance & Event Venue, Norton Park, South Washington Street, Plainville, CT.
(195)

-Festival opens at 5:00pm on Friday, 8/26
-Crafts and food all night
-Balloon glow
-Fireworks go off at approximately 9.15pm
-Festival opens at 5:30am on Saturday, 8/27
-Balloon launch at 6:00am
-Car Show begins at Noon and runs until 5:00pm
-Entertainment, crafts, and food all day
-Balloon launch at 6:00pm
-Festival opens at 5:30am on Sunday, 8/28
-Breakfast available
-Balloon launch at 6:00am

06/10/2024

Today’s the day! We’re officially 75 days away from the start of the 2024 Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival! Now, before we get into the BIG news, we just want to start off by saying we’ve been working hard behind the scenes since last year's events, and we’ve taken all the feedback we got into as much consideration as we could feasibly do! One of the biggest things we heard was “There isn’t much to do between the balloon launches,” and after much deliberation, we agree! There wasn’t much to do, especially for the kids! So we decided to fix that. And that brings us to the big announcement!

*imagine a drum roll sound now as I’m just a social media guy and can’t make drum roll sounds*

We’re pleased to announce that for the first time in the history of the Hot Air Balloon Festival, we’ll be having rides and games on site! That’s right! 7 rides, including a giant slide, and games for the whole family to enjoy both nights! Tickets and wristbands will be available as well! We will have pricing information as we get closer to the start of the festival. We hope this makes you guys as excited as it does us!

06/10/2024

Announcement coming at noon! Stay tuned!

06/09/2024

Who’s excited for the EPIC announcement tomorrow? Should we post it in the morning? Or make you wait til later in the day!

06/04/2024

On Monday, June 10th, we'll officially be 75 days away from the start of this year's events! (Crazy, right?) With that being said, we have a HUGE announcement coming that day, so make sure your notifications are on so you don't miss this! It's going to be our biggest announcement in years!

05/25/2024
05/17/2024

Today's FAQ Friday!

"Can I fly my drone in the park for pictures or videos of the balloons?"

That's a hard no! With safety in mind for both the balloonists and the festival goers, drones are not allowed in any way, shape, or form to be flown in the park. Yes, that even includes the licensed drone pilots.

You can get plenty of amazing pictures and videos from the ground of everything going on!

Send a message to learn more

05/04/2024

Today’s FAQ Friday!

“What are the food options?”

So there are going to be many options! First off, we will have our amazing giant white food tent! We will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, the best fried dough in the state, and more! All served up by your local firefighters! We can’t wait to see everyone’s smiling faces as we serve you our delicious food! We will also have a wide variety of food trucks who will have their own unique creations to share with you all. Once the list is finalized we will post it so you can start planning your food tours throughout the park!

04/20/2024

Come out and support!

04/19/2024

Todays FAQ Friday!

"WHAT ABOUT THESE FANTASTIC FIREWORKS I KEEP HEARING SO MUCH ABOUT?"

So, the fireworks show begins at approximately 9:15ish on Friday night. Should the weather be inclement, the fireworks show will be postponed to Saturday. We will do everything in our best effort to make the call with moving the fireworks to Saturday, and keep you all informed here, as we have in previous years!

04/13/2024

Today's FAQ Friday is a quick one!


"How much are balloon rides?"


Well, the Plainville Fire Co. does not provide or arrange for balloon rides. Some balloonists will offer tethered rides on Friday night for a nominal fee. Flights can be obtained by prior arrangement through the individual balloon companies, and to help with this, we will publish a list of the balloonists as soon as it is finalized!

04/06/2024

Delayed FAQ Friday

This week's FAQ is

"Is there parking?"

Well, yes and no. All public parking is off-site. There will be no public parking at Norton Park on Friday, August 23, 2024, and Saturday, August 24, 2024. The off-site parking locations are Robertson Airport on Johnson Avenue, the Plainville High School Parking Lot on Robert Holcomb Way, and the GE Parking Lot on Woodford Ave. A change this year is that there will be a parking fee of $5.00 per car at the offsite parking areas, which helps cover the cost of the busing provided to and from the parking lots. We have heard your feedback and are committed to doing better this year with better management of the bus lines within the park. More details on the bus will be provided as we approach the event.

Also, the public is allowed to park at Norton Park for the 6 a.m. balloon launches on Saturday. We ask that if you attend the 6 a.m. balloon launch on Saturday, you ensure you move your vehicle to an off-site location by 9 a.m. or it will be towed at the owner's expense.

03/29/2024

Today we're starting FAQ Fridays, where we review in detail our standard FAQ's to make attending the event easier, safer, and, most importantly, fun for you and us!

Today's first FAQ is "HOW MUCH IS THE ENTRANCE FEE?"

While the entire event is free and there is no entrance fee, there will be craft and art vendors throughout the weekend, and they charge for the products they are selling. We will also have our very own food tent set up with hamburgers, fries, and other quick bite fair foods and drinks available for purchase, along with numerous food trucks and their unique items up for sale. On top of all the food available, there will be other activities throughout the day available to purchase and enjoy!

To anyone wishing to be a vendor or crafter at this year's event, the applications, along with the health department app...
03/21/2024

To anyone wishing to be a vendor or crafter at this year's event, the applications, along with the health department applications, are now available on the Fire Companies website via the following link:

https://plainvillefireco.com/Balloon_Festival.html

Thank you for your support. We hope to pack the park again with vendors and crafters!

The Official Website of the Plainville Fire Company, Plainville, CT, You can view our station, apparatus, history, and events.

03/21/2024

The Plainville Fire Company is excited to announce the 37th annual Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival,happening August 23rd and 24th. As with previous years, the event will be held at Norton Park with the balloon glow and fireworks Friday night and a 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. balloon launch Saturday. Crafters and vendors, along with food and other entertainment, will be available both days. We look forward to seeing you all this year and hope you’re as excited as we are!

11/01/2023

The Plainville Fire Company is excited to announce it's first ever Christmas Tree Sale coming up later this month. These trees are 6-8 ft Balsam Fir and are $75, cash only. Trees will be sold November 24-26 from 12-9pm, November 27th-December 1 from 5-9pm and December 2-3 from 12-9, or until supplies last. A limited number of trees are available this year, so come early!

08/27/2023
And that, folks, is a wrap on the 2023 Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival. We truly thank and appreciate e...
08/27/2023

And that, folks, is a wrap on the 2023 Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival. We truly thank and appreciate everyone who came out and supported us during our first year since 2019. As said yesterday, there are and always will be things that are just out of our control, but we do what we do best and make it work the best we can to provide you all with the best service and experience possible. None of this would be possible without each and every one of yours support these past 2 days, so again and finally, on behalf of the HAB committee and the Fire Company, thank you.

Photo Credit: Milton Levin

The launches for the festival may be over, but there’s still plenty going on! Music, food, and most importantly, fun! We...
08/26/2023

The launches for the festival may be over, but there’s still plenty going on! Music, food, and most importantly, fun! We’re open until 10, so there’s still plenty of time to stop by, grab a bite to eat, listen to some music, and check out the amazing crafters we have. Hopefully, we’ll see you soon!

The launch is going beautifully! We hope you all are enjoying it as much as we are!
08/26/2023

The launch is going beautifully! We hope you all are enjoying it as much as we are!

08/26/2023

Good news, as of now the 6pm balloon launch is a go! If anything should change we will keep you all updated

08/26/2023

PLAINVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) — After a three-year hiatus, the Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival has returned. The 36th annual event kicked off Friday evening at Norton Park. Folks …

Don’t forget to checkout the car show while you’re walking around. Over 50 beautiful cars both new and old are here!
08/26/2023

Don’t forget to checkout the car show while you’re walking around. Over 50 beautiful cars both new and old are here!

Food tent is open for lunch/dinner til the end of the day!  Come try our fried dough or the amazing chili dogs! Weather ...
08/26/2023

Food tent is open for lunch/dinner til the end of the day! Come try our fried dough or the amazing chili dogs! Weather is beautiful and the crafters are all open. We hope to see all of you today!

We still have balloons setting up to go. Hope everyone is enjoying it so far!
08/26/2023

We still have balloons setting up to go. Hope everyone is enjoying it so far!

Address

Norton Park, South Washington Street
Plainville, CT
06062

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Establishment

Send a message to Plainville Fire Company Hot Air Balloon Festival:

Share


Other Plainville arts & entertainment

Show All