Empire State Hot Air Balloon Festival Contest Info

Logo for the Empire State Hot Air Balloon Festival and the word Contest.

You could scratch a hot air balloon ride off your bucket list THIS Friday 6/21! We’re giving away a pair of tickets for a 6 pm flight. The winner must arrive at 5 pm to register for the event. We will email you the tickets.

Launch Location:
Barton Orchards
63 Apple Tree Ln
Poughquag, NY 12603

You must like our Facebook page,  following your form submission to be considered for the contest. The contest is for tickets only, a $460 value. There will be no travel and lodging included in the prize. You must be 18+ to be eligible for the contest. Stewart’s employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to win the contest. The winner must agree to the terms and conditions of the Empire State Hot Air Balloon Festival. 

Flight Notes:
– You will be asked to sign a liability and hold harmless waiver upon arrival.
– Please be aware that you must be physically able to climb in and out of the balloon basket. Unfortunately, Hot Air Balloons are not Handicapped Accessible.
– Balloon Flights are dependable on the weather and pilot’s discretion. Launches maybe moved up or moved later depending on the weather. There are times when it might appear perfect for a launch on the ground, but just slightly above the trees, the wind is too much for balloons to launch.
– Various Balloons can hold a certain number of passengers which can vary from 8 to 2 and are also dependant on basket weight. While we will do whatever we can to keep everyone in your party in the same basket, it’s not always possible.


WEATHER POLICY:  If due to weather issues, the balloon company can’t reschedule your flight, winning tickets will not be reimbursed by Stewart’s. NO REFUNDS for missed flights.
Children who are under 48-inches are not permitted to fly as they cannot see out of the basket.
Flights are at the discretion of the pilot. If they decide not to fly for whatever reason, the balloon company will work to reschedule you.
You will be asked to sign a waiver and release upon arrival.

Click here for more information about the festival and balloon rides.