New York State Festival of Balloons | Kids Out and About Rochester

New York State Festival of Balloons

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 09/01/2019
The beauty of an early morning flight is breathtaking as balloons gracefully float over our valley. The thrill of a mass evening launch is a real crowd pleaser. For those passengers taking their first flight, wonderful thoughts and memories will long endure. Though we are one of the largest events of its type, The New York Festival of Balloons, is a great deal more than hot air balloons. Take a look at the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for this coming Labor Day Weekend and you will agree that there is something for everyone all weekend long at the NYSFOB

Rides & Games for Children
Tethered Balloon Rides
Continuous Entertainment

Entrance Fee $5.00 per person - Children under 12 Free 
This event is organized and staffed solely by community volunteers. In 1997 the Dansville Balloon Festival was designated as the New York State Festival of Balloons. The festival features
Arts & Crafts Vendors
International Food Court
Free Entertainment
Rides & Amusements for children
Car Show

The festival features:

Labor Day Weekend -- August 29- September 1, 2019
Dansville Municipal Airport- entrance on Maple Street
Dansville, NY 14437

The goal of the festival is to provide entertainment and enjoyment to our spectators, bring visitors to our community, and share our profits with local charities. Over the years an average of 35,000 spectators per year visit our valley to enjoy the festival. 

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*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Dansville Municipal Airport Maple Street
Dansville, NY
United States


Contact name: 
Gerri Waight
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
Gates open at 4 pm on Friday; Vendors open 10 am to dusk Fri and Sat; balloon launches at 6 am and 6 pm
$5; children under 12 are free


All Ages Adults & kids together Adults without kids