We are so excited to have hot air balloons back at Junkstock: underneath the stars!


Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22 only, weather permitting!

Balloon rides at 7pm

TETHERED BALLOON rides at 7-10pm
(reservations not required, pay that day)

balloon glow will be APPROXIMATELY 8:45-9:30pm 
(Included with entry fee)

NEW This summer: TETHERED Balloon Rides!

We are excited to offer tethered hot air balloon rides for the first time at Junkstock this summer. Don’t know what to expect? A tethered balloon ride is one where the balloon boards passengers then goes aloft to a low altitude of 50 feet while remaining tethered to the ground using straps. This is ideal for people with fears of flying or heights, it is the safest possible way to experience a hot air balloon ride. The rides typically last a few minutes each allowing ample opportunities for families to experience a hot air balloon ride!

TETHERED Balloon Rides information:

Tethered hot air balloon rides will take place Friday and Saturday night only from 7-10pm, weather permitting. Reservations and pre-payment are not required for tethered rides, you simply show up that night. It is $25 per person and riders need to be in good health and at least 8 years old to ride. (Pregnant passengers: sorry we cannot fly anyone who is pregnant for safety reasons.) The tethered balloon ride holds 3-4 passenger depending on weight. Please note that if it is too windy or weather conditions aren’t suitable and balloons are unable to fly the hot air balloon pilots will keep everyone updated at the event.

Balloon glow information: 

Join us Friday and Saturday night for a balloon glow around approximately 8:45-9:30pm, weather permitting. Never experienced a balloon glow? It's where all of the hot air balloons fill the field, inflate, and light up our century-old farm! Absolutely breathtaking something you don’t want to miss! It will begin when they return from rides. If the weather doesn't cooperate because of too much wind, etc. the balloons will still be out and will perform a "field of fire" where they all run their burners to light up the night sky without the balloons! (All of this is included in your entry fee to get into Junkstock!) 

Balloon ride information: SOLD OUT!!

Hot air balloon rides are now sold out! They will take place Friday and Saturday night only, weather permitting. Space is limited so reservations and pre-payment are required. Rides are $200 per person and you need to be in good health and at least 16 years old to ride. Each balloon holds 2-4 people and balloon rides last for 45 mins each. Riders need to be there at 6pm and balloon launch will take place at 7pm. Please note that if it is too windy and balloons are unable to fly we will issue you a refund, but we will not be able to reschedule your ride since all spots will be reserved in advance. 

Click here to sign up to be a volunteer on the balloon crew!