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Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival | New York by Rail

august, 2020

14augAll Day16Event CancelledSaratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival(All Day) Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

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Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival

Book a hot air balloon ride and experience the festivities of barbecue, beer, live entertainment, and a kids zone at the annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival.

Current Status: Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Please NoteDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no service to this destination at this time.

Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival | Jim Duell

Photo by Jim Duell

Hot Air Balloon Rides at Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival

Ride one of 30 hot air balloons and take in the breathtaking scenery that Saratoga has to offer from a bird’s eye view. Enjoy a 30 to 60-minute ride with trained pilots from all over that let you inflate and set up the balloon along with roll it up after your descent. Get the full experience over the Adirondack Mountains from an unmatchable view.

This rain or shine festival is a great family friendly way to enjoy the weekend all at a manageable price. With adult tickets being $8.00 and child tickets being $5.00, Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival offers a family package for 2 adults and 2 children at $20.00. Hot air balloon rides cost around $250.00 per ride.

Entertainment at the Festival

Experience the wonderful entertainment all weekend from plenty of diverse and must-see acts. Watch Brent McCoy, the stunt comedian, perform marvelous and risky stunts. Be amazed by Kozmo the Magician’s ability to fool everyone in the crowd with his endless tricks he has done around the world from Los Angeles to Shanghai.

Children Activities at Balloon & BBQ Festival

Have a fun filled day over at the kids zone where there is an endless supply of activities. Get your face, arms, or legs painted for the day. You can take a pony ride and pet some of the animals that are on the grounds. Walk around and explore the inside of an inflated balloon in the “Walkabout Balloon”. There is plenty to do for kids during the entire weekend.

Take Amtrak to Saratoga Balloon & BBQ Festival

Experience these performances via Amtrak to Saratoga Springs Station—Don’t forget to use the See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Saratoga Springs Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Saratoga Springs office today at: 518-587-0687.


august 14 (Friday) - 16 (Sunday)


Saratoga County Fairgrounds

162 Prospect St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020