Discover - Experience - Savor - Inspire

New York State Festival of Balloons

Oh no! You just missed it. Talk about a gaffe! (See what we did there?) The good news is that there's always something fantastic going on here. Check out our other great events!
01
Sep
2017
Sep 1, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017
Dansville Municipal Airport, Maple Street, Dansville, NY 14437

You may say we're full of hot air, but we think you'll love the New York State Festival of Balloons. Celebrating its 36th year, this unique display of hot air balloons is a Labor Day tradition in the Southern Finger Lakes. Whether you dream of taking flight, or prefer to keep your feet planted firmly on the ground, head to Dansville this Labor Day weekend for an unforgettable experience sure to entertain and amaze.

Balloon Glow

Kick the weekend off by soaking in the magical glow of dozens of hot air balloons floating in the night sky. Grab a seat on the grounds of the Brae Burn Golf Course on Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m. to enjoy the show.

Balloon Launches

A lot of careful coordination and planning goes into a hot air balloon launch, but getting off the ground is half the fun! With six demonstrations planned throughout the weekend, you'll have plenty of opportunities to experience these beautiful balloons taking flight. Then, follow them through the sky as they soar high above the Finger Lakes. In addition to the balloon-themed activities, there will also be a number of talented artisans, food vendors, rides and games for children, and a car show on the grounds. There is an entrance fee of $5.00 per person. Admittance for children under 12 is free.

Tethered Rides

Get a taste of the sky by taking a tethered balloon ride (weather permitting.) You'll gain a unique perspective of the beautiful Finger Lakes landscape and get an idea of what a real balloon ride would be like! This is a great first step for those interested in a full hot air balloon tour.

While the New York State Festival of Balloons is the Labor Day showstopper, there is lots more to explore in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes. Book a room in nearby Hornell and start planning the rest of the weekend's excursions today!

Holiday Season Open Houses
This time of year is all about spending quality time with family and loved ones. Whether you are traveling to visit family or sightseeing in your own hometown, getting out to explore during the holidays can create wonderful lifelong memories. To help with making those...
We can't wait to see you!
No matter your reason for visiting Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes, it’s important to us that you have an exceptional experience in our ‘neck-of-the-woods’. This lodging page is designed so that you may easily search, navigate, and book your perfect home for your stay. Happy vacationing!
E-newsletter Sign-up
Sign up to receive information on special promotions, packages and events!!!
Begin Master Crafting Your Experience
Find lots of ways to enhance your Finger Lakes escape and customize your visit to fit your specific travel style.
Steuben County Conference & Visitors Bureau
1 West Market Street, Corning, NY 14830
Toll Free: 1-866-946-3386 Tel: 607-936-6544
Fax: 607-936-6575
All Rights Reserved.
I LOVE NEW YORK is a registered trademark and service mark of the New York State Department of Economic Development; used with permission.