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Balloons Over Rockbridge 2023

A hot air balloon festival in a beautiful location


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Balloons Over Rockbridge is a hot air balloon festival that is held every July at the Virginia Horse Center Oak Hill property in Lexington, Virginia. Enjoy the view of colourful​ balloons against the stunning backdrop of Blue Ridge Mountains. The festival features live music, piloted balloon flights, and tethered flights. There are many food and merchandise vendors as well as beer and wine. A Pizza Eating Challenge is sponsored by Papa John’s. The festival also offers kids' activities.

Piloted balloon flights are held at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. There is also the Ed McDaniel Memorial Balloon Glow at 9 p.m. Visitors can bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax on the grass and enjoy live music, beverages, and food.

The free annual Hot Air Balloon Festival in Rockbridge is a fundraiser for local charities. It also offers The Balloons Over Rockbridge 5K grass trail through Oak Hill and the ​outskirts of Lexington, Virginia. The annual run benefits the Veterans Support group

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