South County Hot Air Balloon Festival

July 20 - July 22, 2018
Dates subject to change. Please check the official site before making plans.

URI Athletic fields
3 Keaney Rd
Kingston, RI United States

As we always try to create greater value for our guests at our annual Hot Air Balloon Festival. This year we are bringing back one of the all time favorites "The World Famous Racing Pigs". If you are new to the festival plan on being track side 20 minutes before the races to get a good seat.

One new addition this year is the" Pizza Grilling Competition." Another is our KITE TEAM which will fly as many as 18 thirty foot shape kites when there is too much wind for the balloons.

We cant forget the other great amusements. The carnival will fill Boss Arenas parking lot as usual, the live trout pond is ready for action, free train rides along with "Bouncies", an exciting new Balloon attraction for the kids, pony rides and petting zoo.

Oh, did I mention the Fireworks, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band and remote control plane demonstrations? And let's not forget the Flying Trapeze act and a Corvette show.

Directions from Providence and points North:

Take I - 95 South to Exit 9 (A left-hand exit from the passing lane). Take Exit 9 on to Route 4 - South. After traveling 10.4 miles, Route 4 joins with Route 1. Follow Route 1 South to the Route 138 four-way intersection (the fire tower will be at your left). Take a right onto 138 West and follow the signs!

To avoid any beach traffic, take I - 95 to Route 4 to the 102 West Exit. Travel 1 mile on 102 and turn left onto Route 2. Follow Route 2 to 138 East and watch for festival signs!

From Wakefield and points South:

Take Route 1 North to the Route 138 four-way intersection. Take a left onto 138 West and follow the signs!

From Connecticut:

Take I - 95 North to Exit 3A (Sign -- "Route 138 East, University of Rhode Island"). Take Route 138 East and watch for the signs after Route 2!

Web Site:
Rotary Club of Wakefield RI
Email: laurie at ramakeradvertising dot com

Balloon Rides