Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival
August 21 @ 6:00 am - August 22 @ 5:00 pm
Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival – Airshow starts at 1:30 PM (1 hour earlier)
The Flying Circus Bealton
Gates Open at 06:00 AM during the Balloon Festival
Ballooning requires very light winds and an absence of thermal activity to be safe and enjoyable, therefore, most balloons fly in the early morning and late evening hours.
Please plan to come early in the morning and/or stay after the airshow so you can see the splendor of many colorful balloons inflating and lifting slowly into the sky.
Throughout the day we will make announcements to help keep you informed about the timing of balloon events. Many of the balloon pilots will be giving tethered and/or chartered flights. However, the balloon rides are not sold by the Flying Circus. The arrangements for a flight must be made with the balloon pilot and not the Gift Ship attendant. Announcements will be made regarding any space available for passengers.
- Balloon rides are subject to availability, and existing weather conditions.
- Airplane rides will be available during the balloon launches. See ballooning from a new perspective – an open cockpit biplane!
- The Flying Circus
5114 Ritchie Road
Bealton, VA United States
- (540) 439-8661