2016 Pittsfield Hot Air Balloon Rally Schedule and Hot Air Balloon Launch Times:

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Friday August 5, 2016 - Sunday August 7, 2016
 
Hot Air Balloon Schedule (Weather Permitting):
Friday 5:30pm: Hot Air Balloon Liftoff
Saturday
5:30am: Dawn Hot Air Balloon Liftoff
Saturday
5:30pm: Afternoon Hot Air Balloon Liftoff
Saturday
8:30pm: Super NightGlow (Hot Air Balloons Light Up On Ground, No Launch)
Sunday
5:30am: Hot Air Balloon Final Liftoff

 

 

WORLD FAMOUS FOOD VENDOR's including Rotary Breakfasts
ENTERTAINMENT -Friday/Saturday afternoon/evening
FULL CARNIVAL Friday 3pm/Saturday starting at 11am
CRAFT FAIR Saturday
HELICOPTER RIDES Friday/Saturday (weather permitting)
SUPER NIGHTGLOW Saturday 8:30pm (weather permitting)

FIREWORKS - Saturday at 9:30pm

 

 

Complete Schedule for the 2016 Pittsfield Balloon Festival

All events take place at Drake Field in Pittsfield

 

Friday August 5, 2016

(all weather permitting)

3:00 p.m. Midway Carnival Rides Begin
5:00 p.m. Helicopter Rides Begin
5:30 p.m. BALLOONS LIFTOFF! (Weather Permitting)

5:00-6:00 p.m. Jim Barnes, Balladeer
6:00-10:00 p.m. Anna Madsen & Pat & The Hats

 

 

 

Saturday August 6, 2016 

(all weather permitting)

5:30 a.m. BALLOONS LIFTOFF! (Weather Permitting)
5:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
10:00 - 8:00 p.m Craft Fair
11:00 a.m. Midway Carnival Rides Begin
2:00 p.m. Helicopter Rides Begin

3:00pm BMX Bike Show by Dialed Action Sports Team
5:30 p.m. BALLOONS LIFTOFF! (Weather Permitting)
4:00-7:00 p.m. The Classics 5 Band
8:30 p.m SUPER NIGHTGLOW & Special Events
9:30 p.m. Fireworks

 

Sunday August 7, 2016 

(all weather permitting)

5:30 a.m. BALLOONS LIFTOFF! FINAL LAUNCH (Weather Permitting)

5:30 a.m. Rotary Scrambled Egg & Bacon Breakfast Buffet
5:45 a.m. Scrambled Eggs & Bacon Breakfast at Rotary Tent
8:00 a.m. Awards (Balloonists & Sponsors)
9:00 a.m. Frank H. Donovan 5K Road Race
TBA Valley Rally Raffle Drawing

 

 

 

LOCATION:
Drake Field Pittsfield New Hampshire
GPS Location: N43 18.430' - W071 19.403'
(Drake Field Boat Ramp)

 
FEES:
Entrance: FREE ($5.00 suggested donation)
Parking: FREE
Shuttles between parking lots and field: $1/Person (Each Ride)
Food, Beverages, Carnival Amusements, Helicopter Rides, & Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides all have separate charges.

FOR SAFETY:
Smoking is NOT Permitted. Drones, Bicycles, Skateboard and Dogs are NOT Allowed in the Park.