2019 Pittsfield Hot Air Balloon Rally Schedule and Hot Air Balloon Launch Times:

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Friday August 2, 2019 - Sunday August 4, 2019
Hot Air Balloon Schedule (Weather Permitting):
Friday 5:30pm: Hot Air Balloon Liftoff
5:30am: Dawn Hot Air Balloon Liftoff
5:30pm: Afternoon Hot Air Balloon Liftoff
8:30pm: Super NightGlow (Hot Air Balloons Light Up On Ground, No Launch)
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
HELICOPTER RIDES Friday/Saturday (weather permitting)
SUPER NIGHTGLOW Saturday 8:30pm (weather permitting)

FIREWORKS - Saturday at 9:30pm



Complete Schedule for the 2019 Pittsfield Balloon Festival

All events take place at Drake Field in Pittsfield


Friday August 2, 2019

(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. TBA
6:00-10:00 p.m. TBA




Saturday August 3, 2019 

(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 TBA
5:30 p.m. BALLOONS LIFTOFF! (Weather Permitting)
4:00-7:00 p.m. TBA
8:30 p.m SUPER NIGHTGLOW & Special Events
9:30 p.m. Fireworks


Sunday August 4, 2016 

(all weather permitting)

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

5:45 a.m. Scrambled Eggs & Bacon Breakfast at Rotary Tent
8:00 a.m. Awards (Balloonists & Sponsors)
9:00 a.m. TBA
TBA Valley Rally Raffle Drawing




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

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.

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