When: Fri., July 11, 4 p.m., Sat., July 12, 6:30 a.m. and Sun., July 13, 6:30 a.m. 2014
Lift off! Things are looking up at the Stoweflake Hot Air Balloon Festival, where rides in eye-catching orbs offer thrill seekers adrenaline-fueled adventures and panoramic views of Vermont’s summertime glory. Dotting the horizon from sunrise to sunset, these buoyant beauties themselves add to the breathtaking scenery. Below these high-flying happenings, those with tamer tastes can take tethered rides. Not made for heights? Ground-level festivities at this soirée rival their airborne counterparts. A children’s corner provides age-appropriate fun for little ones, while parents keep the party going with live entertainment and a food, wine and beer garden. The sky’s the limit.
Price: $10; free for kids 12 and under; $10 tethered rides; $275 balloon rides.