Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: June 19 to 21, 2015

 

Balloon and Craft Festival Coming to New York's Saratoga County Fairgrounds, June 19-21

 

At the Balloon Glow, as the balloons inflate, the propane burners ignite and create an amazingly colorful, intensely magical illumination.

 

Balloons getting ready for Moon Glow View Larger Image

 

Ballston Spa, New York (Saratoga Area), May 28, 2015 - What a wonderful time to ascend skyward in a hot air balloon!  On the weekend of June 19-21, Father’s Day Weekend, The Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival, at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds (162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY), will kick off the summer festival season in the Capital Region. Together with the launching of balloons in the early morning and at 6PM in the evenings, there will be a balloon Glow on Friday and Saturday evenings at dusk. At the Glow, as the balloons inflate, the propane burners ignite and create an amazingly colorful, intensely magical illumination.
 
Since the balloons take off early in the morning and later in the afternoon, the organizers have added a juried craft show to create a fun filled day. A large pavilion will house 125 artists, artisans, and specialty food makers. The actual maker of the handmade products will be there displaying and selling their own products. No imports or buy/sell items are allowed. The public can meet and talk with the creators of the products they will be shopping for. There is a cornucopia of handcrafted items to choose from: blown glass, pottery, stained glass, furniture, graphics, painting, leather, metal, wood, jewelry, and other hand crafted products. There will be demonstrations in glass blowing, pottery, and blacksmithing.
 
A pavilion for specialty food products including wineries and distillers will host 30 booths. Eight New York State Wineries will sample and taste 80or more wines, all produced in New York State. All are available for purchase by the bottle or the case. Other exhibitors will display, sample, and sell sauces, infused oils, roasted nuts, jams, jellies, maple syrup, and other gourmet products.

 

 

Walking inside a Balloon

 

No Festival is complete without entertainment. Stewart’s has sponsored a Kids Zone with face painting, juggling, “make and take’ craft section, pony rides, a walkabout balloon, and a strolling magician, a comic juggler, Brent McCoy. He is a wildly entertaining comic performer who looks like he just came from the construction site. In the Real McCoy Show, he combines breathtaking circus stunts with lightning fast wit for a rollicking comic experience. He appeals to all ages.
 
For the adults, there will be continuous music on the Main Stage; an inventive food court will feature tasty fare from food trucks and local restaurants. A tempting array of craft beers will be served.
 
On Friday the gates open at Noon and Saturday they open at 10, and will close after the Glow each evening, about 10 PM.  Sunday’s hours are 10-4.

 

Adult admission will be $10 and kids are $5.  Purchasing advance tickets is highly recommended as the Glow usually sells out. Tickets and more information are available on the website www.balloonandcraft.com or by calling 518-798-0858.

 

Potter Jonathan Woodward of Clinton NY at his booth at Festival View Larger Image

 

 

Shopping for Wall Art at the Festival View Larger Image

 

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Tim Cianciola

Email: tim@craftproducers.com

Phone: (802) 425-3399

Media Visits: Complimentary media visits for journalists on assignment or with approved credentials. If you are unable to accept a courtesy visit, a press rate can be negotiated.

 

Crafproducers

Charlotte, Vermont

Web: www.craftproducers.com

 

 Condensed Version  

 

New York, Ballston Spa (Saratoga Area), Event Date: June 19 to 21, 2015

Balloon and Craft Festival Coming to New York's Saratoga County Fairgrounds, June 19-21

What a wonderful time to ascend skyward in a hot air balloon!  On the weekend of June 19-21, Father’s Day Weekend, The Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival, at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds (162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY), will kick off the summer festival season in the Capital Region. Together with the launching of balloons in the early morning and at 6PM in the evenings, there will be a balloon Glow on Friday and Saturday evenings at dusk. At the Glow, as the balloons inflate, the propane burners ignite and create an amazingly colorful, intensely magical illumination. Since the balloons take off early in the morning and later in the afternoon, the organizers have added a juried craft show to create a fun filled day. A large pavilion will house 125 artists, artisans, and specialty food makers. A large pavilion will house 125 artists, artisans, and specialty food makers. The actual maker of the handmade products will be there displaying and selling their own products. A pavilion for specialty food products including wineries and distillers will host 30 booths. Eight New York State Wineries will sample and taste 80or more wines, all produced in New York State. Tickets and more information are available on the website www.balloonandcraft.com or by calling 518-798-0858.

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Sartoag Balloon and Craft Festival

Event Date: June 19 to 21, 2015

Event Location: Saraoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY

Admission: $10 Adult, $5 Children 5-17

Web: www.craftproducers.com

Contact: Tim Cianciola, tim@craftproducers.com, (802) 425-3399

Description: On the weekend of June 19-21, Father’s Day Weekend, The Saratoga Balloon and Craft Festival, at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, will kick off the summer festival season in the Capital Region. Together with the launching of balloons in the early morning and at 6PM in the evenings, there will be a balloon Glow on Friday and Saturday evenings at dusk. At the Glow, as the balloons inflate, the propane burners ignite and create an amazingly colorful, intensely magical illumination.

 


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