Balloon Festival Takes Flight in Readington

More than 100 hot air balloons, musical acts, and Patch are at airport grounds all weekend.

Solberg Airport in Readington was alive with thousands of guests —including Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno — more than 100 hot air balloons, vendors and internationally known musical acts Friday during the Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning. The event, celebrating its 30th year, will continue through Sunday.

Friday night's musical act was Eddie Money, with his hits from the '70s and '80s.

Saturday’s daytime concert is aimed at teens, while Saturday night welcomes Motown legend Smokey Robinson to the stage. Sunday’s teen concert stars R5 featuring Ross Lynch from the Disney Channel show Austin and Ally. Sunday’s final concert at 3 p.m. brings Poison's Bret Michaels to Readington.

There is plenty more to do than just listen to the music, though. There are rides, arts and crafts, yoga and Zumba demonstrations, and food.

Patch also will be there. Patch will offer all attendees a chance to leave all your troubles behind and take a free tethered balloon ride. Just find our table at the festival and sign up for our email newsletter.

Check out the gallery above of Friday night's festivities.

Lorraine July 30, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Oh how I love SMOKEY!!!!!!! He is the greatest writer, singer, and person you could ever know. Just take a moment to see all the songs he is truly responsible for. God Bless you SMOKEY today and always.


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