You must possess (own, rent, or borrow) a self-contained* RV unit with integrated holding tanks for fresh, black, and grey water, and agree to abide by the club rules and regulations.
Reserved parking at the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport field for the Adirondack Balloon Festival, and participation in various club-sponsored activities during the festival.
Membership Applications may be mailed until September 1st. After September 1st, please contact us for information on how to apply.
The organizing committee is made up of approximately 8-10 dedicated volunteers, including the officers, who meet throughout the year to plan each year’s event. They put in countless hours designing and maintaining the website, preparing materials for mailings, processing applications, planning activities for the annual gathering, making phone calls, recruiting and organizing volunteers to work at the event, assigning parking spots, etc.
We thank them for their outstanding efforts!
More committee members are always welcome. If you would like to join the organizing committee, please contact us for the meeting dates and location.
Check-in: Please remember to visit the “Check-in” tent upon arrival on Friday. At the check-in tent, you can pick up your membership packet and club pin, turn in your ticket to enter the drawing for the Hot Air Balloon Ride*, purchase tickets for the Saturday night chicken dinner and the 50/50 raffle*, and pick up any pre-ordered merchandise. The tent will also be open for limited hours on Saturday.
Items for sale: We have pins from this year and past years, prior year T-shirts, as well as other small novelties.
Ice Cream: The ice cream tent will be open for business Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening for ice cream. This fundraiser supports a local charity - Please give them your support.
Membership Meeting: Our annual membership meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the movie tent. Please bring a chair and join us for a brief meeting. Balloon ride* tickets, 50/50 raffle tickets, and door prizes will be drawn at this time – you must be present to win. Please speak up prior to the drawing if you did not receive your door prize/ride ticket. One ticket per paid membership.
Saturday Dinner: Chicken dinners for Saturday evening will be available for $8.00 each or 2 for $15. Dinners include chicken, 2 vegetables and bread. Tickets can be purchased at the check-in tent on Friday only.
Fun: Family-friendly movies will be shown Friday and Saturday evenings, weather permitting. Children’s crafts will be available to entertain the children during the membership meeting and the annual scavenger hunt is always a big hit.
Assistance: If you need any assistance, please see one of the officers or committee members. The “Host RV” at the beginning of each section will also be able to assist you.
If you have any ideas for activities and would like to help implement them, please contact us.
*The balloon ride is at the balloon pilot’s discretion, is weather permitting, and is only good at this year’s Festival. You are responsible for getting your ticket at the check-in tent. If you do not get a ticket, you will not be entered into the drawing.
Please note: The RV parking area is not a "campground" - it is simply an open, unimproved field that Warren County generously allows us to use for one weekend a year during the Adirondack Balloon Festival. There are no hookups for water or sewer, all garbage must be brought home with you after the event, and there are no campfires allowed.
The Northeast Hot Air RV'ers makes no claims as to the suitability of the site for RV parking and assumes no responsibility for your vehicle.
We need volunteers to work during the festival for 2 hour shifts!
None of the volunteers jobs are difficult, but they are necessary to make our event safe and successful. The same members seem to volunteer every year, please give them a hand this year so everyone can enjoy the weekend.
Please contact Adrian as soon as possible at email@example.com to schedule a shift to work. We’d like to have the schedule done prior to the Festival weekend. Thank you!