So we scored big time and loaded up three bags with candy, chips and other goodies. Sunday — One of the best events at the 2018 QuickChek Festival of Ballooning, after the Balloon Ascensions, of course, is the concerts. They started experimenting with fire, smoke and small silk bags, watching as the upside-down bags floated to the ceiling. Book Balloon Rides early, last year we sold out all flights before the Festival gates opened! The rules also state you are not allowed to bring in any food or drink. Record crowd attend these concerts that start on Friday and run through Sunday. Security is tight and we saw one couple with a dog being turned away at the gate.
Some of my family from North Jersey as well as Pennsylvania wanted to join so we decided to attend on Sunday and 100% knew we wanted to make it there for the. I am looking forward to our newest publication the Hazlet Times that will be a publication meant to showcase the things I love in Hazlet and those that might need some improvements. Wells, and is a new media organization run by professional journalists to help bring the industry into the 21st century through new ventures and training. View Our Photo Gallery Now of the 2018 QuickChek Festival of Ballooning We have included 234 beautiful photos in our gallery to give you a better idea of the festival. It is also launching new online initiatives to fill the voids left by the demise of print publications. With such a large crowd, I am sure there is a safety and liability issue bringing a dog to the event. QuickChek Hot Air Festival Ballooning Best Ever This was our sixth year covering this event and probably the best one so far.
This year though I knew I had to make it happen! To buy tickets for the whole family,. Hot Air Balloon Festival 2017 Thousands of guests at the QuickChek Festival Ballooning, set up their cameras on tripods, blankets on the ground and watched the show as we did. The Balloons and the Ascensions The Assencion Last year it was not a good year for the QuickChek Festival Ballooning. However they were no longer present at the festival. Back in the 18th century, the Montgolfier brothers of France were fascinated when they witnessed a piece of paper fly up the chimney of a roaring fireplace.
The vendors are not allowed to offer any of their samples during the lunch time in order to support the many paid for vendors at the festival. The balloons are then laid out on the ground, inflated it with cold air using a large fan, then the basket is attached and they start the propane burners to heat up the air inside the balloons. More than 1,000 people will take a ride in a balloon at the Festival, crossing it off their bucket lists or using it to celebrate a special occasion or as a romantic way to propose or get married. The Chrysler Pacifica Family Fun Pavilion will offer entertainment for all ages ranging from aerial acrobat shows to family-friendly concerts. One of my favorite activities was the tethered balloon ride which I made sure to get on. During the flight, the captain will continue to start and stop the burners to keep the balloons afloat. In the past, we attended a number of concerts and was able to listen to one of our fav groups of the past Creedance Clearwater.
From twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons to headlining concerts, non-stop family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, and more, the festival is jam-packed with stuff to do. The flight lasted eight minutes, and all three animals landed safely. Here are some shots from my day:. The festival started out as a 10-balloon gathering at the Union 76 Truck Stop on Interstate 78 back in 1983. I was really surprised by how many people were already on line and waiting for the gate to open at 6am sharp.
Just click the image below or. This year my son who is also one of our talented photographers, his wife, and his three children joined us later in the day and you can see them in some of my photos. No matter what your skill level, we promise you that you will learn how to hone your skills and gain the knowledge that can only come by doing the actual work. So many food vendors who offer every type of food one can imagine. Poor weather and a thunderstorm prevented the balloons from going airborne. How to view our photos in our Flickr photo gallery You can view and even download some of your favorite photos from our 2018 QuickChek Festival of Ballooning gallery.
There are a number of entertainers and shows in their stadium each day, so next year make your reservations early. QuickChek has been sponsoring the event for the past 25 years, making it the longest running title sponsorship of any festival in the country. Our program can now help so many more independent photographers, videographers and journalists an opportunity to gain important media access. It is more fun to go to a festival like this one and try all the great and diverse foods being offered. The weather was absolutely perfect too which was a plus.
Want to see more highlights from the best New Jersey events? Thousands of guests at the QuickChek Festival Ballooning, set up their cameras on tripods, blankets on the ground and watched the show as we did. But what about balloons which glide through the troposphere with heat as their main power source, like the kind on display at the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning?. On Saturday Night during the Pat Benatar concert, balloons will surround the main stage and glow on the ground. For over 40 years I have written articles, had my photos published in millions of publications, record album covers, books, and in the digital media. I use clip art of the different boots brown, black, frog, dancing, rain and die-cut letters for my flannelboard. Saturday Night — Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo performed to a record crowd One of the best events at the QuickChek Festival Ballooning, after the Balloon Ascensions, of course, is the concerts. The Solberg Airport once again was home to a tradition that only grows larger every year.
You will need to purchase a general admission ticket as well in order to get on the festival grounds. Please remember to use the proper credit and link to our article when posting them and do not alter or remove our © from our image files. We usually look forward to the drug companies that used to attend and offer samples of their products, from band aids, aspirin even sun tan lotion. Concerts Source: The QuickChek Festival of Ballooning offers music acts for all ages, including both local bands and internationally renowned artists. By September 1783, the brothers assisted in the first hot air balloon flight in Versailles in which a duck, a rooster and a sheep were the only passengers.