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Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival 2019

The biggest hot air balloon festival in the state

Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival in Maryland 2019 - Best Time
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Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival is held every summer at Triple Creek Vineyards in Cordova, Maryland. A three-day event in the picturesque Talbot County features over 20 hot air balloons, over 75 crafts and art vendors as well as over 20 food vendors that offer a wide array of meals from TexMex to ice cream. Triple Creek wines are also available. Live entertainment includes numerous bands and DJs. Children can enjoy a Kids Zone with six inflatables for all ages, a petting zoo, face painting, hay rides, and slide.

Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival in Maryland - Best Season 2019

Every day of Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival ends with a balloon glow display with 12 balloons lighting up the night. The festival also offers regular balloon rides as well as tethered balloon rides and flights weather permitting. Another option is to Walk About Balloon when a giant balloon is partially inflated so children can get in and enjoy the experience on the ground.

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The festival hosts a free Balloon Training Demonstration Camp for children and adults that holds hands-on demonstrations on a hot air balloon and flying basics under the supervision of experienced pilots and instructors.

Best time to see Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival in Maryland 2019