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The Flying Circus Hot Air Balloon Festival 2020

One of the highlights of the Virginia summer


Last updated: by Olha Savych

The Flying Circus Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival takes place every summer at the Flying Circus Aerodrome, Bealeton. The venue is 16 mi (26 km) south-east of Warrenton, Virginia. It's the biggest event of the year organized by the Flying Circus, that operates for over 50 years in Virginia.

The two-day Flying Circus Hot Air Balloon Festival starts at 6 am with the spectacular lift-off. Balloon rides will be available. In addition to hot air balloons, airshows will also take place at 1:30 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Late afternoon and evening balloon launches will happen between 6 and 8 pm. Many balloons offer tethered and chartered flights that have to be booked in advance. Regular admission to the Flying Circus is $15.

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