Stowe Balloon Festival 2013

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Great American Dream Realty

Stowe Balloon Festival will take place from July 12th to July 14th at the Stoweflake Resort in beautiful Stowe, Vermont. There are five balloon launches planned.  The opening of the event is at 4:00 on Friday with live music beginning at 5:00 and the mass ascent twilight balloon launch planned for 6:30.  The festivities repeat at the same times on Saturday.  There will also be two sunrise launches at 6:30 on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Admission is complimentary for the morning launches.  Evening admission to the festival is $10 for adults.  Children under 12 are admitted for free.  This is the 27th year of the festival.  There will be two bands playing as well as delicious food and a beer/wine garden.

For the adventurous, a hot air balloon ride will cost you $275.  A tethered ascent is just $10.  Reservations are requested in advance by contacting  If you prefer your feet on land, you can enjoy watching the excitement and smiles on the faces of the balloonists as they ascend into the Stowe sky. 

Approximately 25 hot air balloons will ascend from the Stoweflake property brightening up the sky of Stowe.

I have been to the Stowe Balloon Festival before and had a wonderful time.  There is plenty of open space if you would like to bring a frisbee, toss a football or dance.

Stowe Balloon Festival




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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

If any picture will create buoyant spirits quickly, it will be images of balloons.  It looks like Stowe, Vermont, has a wonderful Festival to celebrate them.

Jul 10, 2013 07:43 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your photographs. Enjoy the festival.

Have a wonderful summer.

Jul 10, 2013 10:34 AM #2
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

How fun Lisa, Are you planning to attend and take plenty of photos?

Jul 10, 2013 11:12 AM #3
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Oh my goodness!! I would love to go to a balloon festival. You look so pretty standing in the midst of the brightly colored balloons! Great pictures!!

Jul 10, 2013 11:32 AM #4
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Debbie, I really wish I could attend the Balloon Festival this year.  I absolutely love going.  Unfortunately, I cannot attend this time.  I will sorely miss it.

Thank You Joni! :)

Jul 10, 2013 01:22 PM #5
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

How colorful, and another good reason for people to visit Stowe, VT!  Great pictures and text, Lisa!

Jul 10, 2013 01:23 PM #6
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

The photos are great, but in person it must be amazing to see. Thanks for taking us along with you.

Jul 10, 2013 07:43 PM #7
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Lisa - aren't hot air balloons cool?  When I was still a radio announcer, I used to get to fly in one at the annual Balloon Festival near Portland, Oregon. What amazed me was how quiet it was up there - other than the whoosh sound of filling the balloon from time-to-time.  I'm sure this Balloon Festival will be well attended in Stowe, VT.

Jul 10, 2013 11:45 PM #8
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

I love balloon festivals too, Lisa. This one is wonderful.

Jul 11, 2013 03:18 AM #9
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

I have never been up in a hot air balloon, although I love to watch them float by.

Jul 11, 2013 08:04 AM #10
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Lisa-I'm surprised at how colorful the ballons are. I've only seen hot air ballons from a distance. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 11, 2013 02:11 PM #11
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Lisa I think of one thing from a famous song that only us "middle age" folks know.

"up, up, and away in my beautiful balloon".


Jul 11, 2013 02:54 PM #12
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Oh, I love that song!  I would love to take a balloon ride!

Jul 11, 2013 04:58 PM #13
Michele Peterson
Sellstate Realty First - Roseville, CA
Sellstate Realty First

What  a great festival.

I remember the first time I went hot air balloon riding over Palm Springs.

They had to force me into the basket where I stood white knuckled and ready to stop - drop - roll.

What I learned, was how much control they have of the balloon.

He showed us how to go left - right - forward - backward - up - down

and land without a bump.


I have given this as a gift many times.  Such a beautiful experience.

Jul 14, 2013 06:11 PM #14
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