Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival Delights

By Jennifer L. Warren

UNION VALE – This Labor Day Weekend thousands of people once again flooded Tymor Park in Union Vale for the 32nd Annual JP Morgan Chase Hudson Valley Hot- Air Balloon Festival from September 1-3.

The extremely popular and successful event, also sponsored by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Foundation Inc, this year featured a record- setting number of hot air balloonists from all over the country offering a host of exciting balloon flights. Adding to the all- day fun were; food trucks, artisans, a beer and wine tent with a different band each day, hot air balloon illuminations, moon glows, fireworks, amusement rides for youth as well as a Children’s Zone area, loaded with activities; including: ping pong, Jenga, two huge chess boards, and much, much more.


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