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6th Annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival, Ballson Spa, NY
There will be bountiful balloons, 30 of them at each launch.




Ballston Spa, NY - The 6th Annual Saratoga Balloon and BBQ Festival is back once again at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds in Ballston Spa, NY,  June 21-23, 2019. Due to the success of the BBQ last year, two new BBQ vendors have been added. There will be bountiful balloons, 30 of them at each launch.
Last year, after four successful years, the event organizers realized that they wanted to create a bigger and better event, one that was less dependant on the weather. So the barbecue component was added as a protection against the weather. Festival organizer Tim Cianciola says, “The BBQ vendors and music alone are worth the price of admission.” He points out,  “With  all the  great entertainment, our audience can have an enjoyable day.  And let’s not dismiss the balloons; they are a spectacular sight. They ascend as a parade of skyward seeking colorful flying ships, actually, an  amazing happening.” 
This year’s Festival schedule is filled with, kids activities,  bountiful BBQ, craft beer, wine slushies, bands, street performers, a trained dog show,  a marketplace with 100 booths including arts, crafts, specialty foods, pony rides, games, and the balloons. During the three days the Festival expects to launch up to 100 balloons. Perhaps, the most exciting  single event is the Friday evening Balloon Glow at dusk. Cianciola  says, “It’s magic, just pure magic.” 
The show opens on Friday at 3PM and closes after the Balloon Glow at dusk. Saturday runs from 11 until 8PM. Sunday hours are 11-5.


Admission: Adult admission is $12 at the gate, kids $5.  Discounted Advance sales tickets are available on the the Festival website ​​. On Sunday, Family Day, all tickets are just $5 each for adults or children.
No dogs are allowed at the Fairgrounds. 


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About Craftproducers: Craftproducers has been creating upscale and unique festivals in New York and New England for over 35 years. Craftproducers is a respected leader in the Art and Craft Festival market and is known for its high quality, innovative shows. All shows are juried, which means that the artists must submit samples of their work to exhibit. Only high quality, original work is accepted. No buy-sell is allowed and the artists must be present at the show to represent their work.




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