Well friends, we finally made it to The Adirondack Balloon Festival! I’ve been wanting to go to this for years but unfortunately we have never had the chance to go. This year though we made it a point to mark our calendars early.
The Festival itself is a three-day free Festival. There are two launches a day, one early in the morning (which we went to) that starts around 6:30am – 7:00am, if weather permits and one later in the evening, 6:30pm is. We decided to do the early morning one to have the rest of the day to ourselves. It meant waking up early but it was so worth it.
For one, you get to see the balloon assembled which for my boyfriend was probably the highlight of the day. But you also get to see everything happen as the sun slowly rises which makes everything so magical. There is also a craft fair at the Festival at the same time, some food carts and an entire breakfast bar (for $10 only).
The whole Balloon launch took at least an hour to an hour and a half and I swear each time a set of balloons went up, I felt my life smiling. It was literally one of the coolest things I’ve seen.
If you’re really brave, you can also book a ride on a balloon ahead of time. I for one am not that brave, but it is an option. There is also a tether ride if you don’t want to go up too high but you want to feel the experience of being in a hot air balloon.
We honestly can’t wait to go back next year. I would love to go at night next year to see the difference. My only thoughts and words for this whole Festival was Pure Magic. This Festival has been happening for 47 years and I hope it continues for another 47 years.