Schedule

Please note: All events subject to weather / confirmation / change, additional events may be added .
Please check for updates on the Bath Fair Grounds Facebook page.

Thursday, Sept. 1

  • Balloon Flight 6:30 a.m.
  • Balloon Flight 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 2

  • Balloon Flight 6:30 a.m.
  • Balloon Flight 5:30 p.m.
  • Balloon/Candle Glow dusk OR Second Wind Music Night 8:00 p.m. or later if balloons fly (to be confirmed)

Saturday, Sept. 3

  • Balloon Flight 6:30 a.m.
  • Fair Grounds Finds (artisans, vendors, service clubs) 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (to be confirmed)
  • Tethered Rides $10/person cash (no ATM on site) (afternoon; time and go-ahead to be confirmed)
  • Balloon Flight 5:30 p.m.
  • Balloon/Candle Glow dusk OR Second Wind Music Night 8:00 p.m. or later if balloons fly (to be confirmed)

Sunday, Sept. 4

  • Balloon Flight 6:30 a.m.
  • Car Show (time to be confirmed)
  • Tethered Rides $10/person cash (no ATM on site) (time and go-ahead to be confirmed)
  • Balloon Flight 5:30 p.m.
  • Balloon/Candle Glow dusk

Monday, Sept. 5

  • Balloon Flight 6:30 a.m.
  • Balloon Flight 5:30 p.m.

IMPORTANT FLIGHT INFORMATION

  • Flights are $200/person (cash only; no ATM on site) at the Fair Grounds booth the day of your flight. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled flight.

 

  • We cannot guarantee that passengers in your party can fly together; however, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

 

  • You should read the guideline from Transport Canada before reserving a flight:
    ENGLISH  FRENCH

 

  • Your pilot will also provide a safety briefing prior to launch. Pilots may refuse to fly a passenger based on their health, height, and/or weight as ensuring everyone’s safety is most important.

 

  • Any COVID-19 requirements (e.g., masking, hand sanitizer) will be communicated to you on site. (You should bring a mask with you just in case.) For your comfort, if you wish to do so, please feel free to wear a mask during your flight. If your pilot or the provincial government requires a mask, this will be communicated to you on site.

 

  • As noted elsewhere, flights depend on the weather. We will do our best to accommodate your party if your flight must be rescheduled, but cannot guarantee being able to do so. If you cannot fly, your money will be refunded.

 

  • Wear comfy, casual clothes (e.g., long pants, hat, sunglasses) and appropriate footwear (e.g., sneakers, sturdy shoes/boots that can get wet). You may wish to layer your clothing. Bring your camera and your sense of adventure, but leave everything else at home or in your vehicle or the chase vehicle. (Pilots and organizers are not liable for loss or theft of any personal items.)

 

  • Your River Bend Balloon Fest adventure starts as soon as you arrive at the launch site until the chase vehicle returns you there. Time spent in the air varies depending on weather conditions. Plan to be adventuring about three (3) hours from start to finish.

 

  • Go to the washroom before you make your way to the launch field with your pilot.

 

  • There is no smoking on the launch field. (Propane in use.)

 

  • If you wish to follow a balloon, please let the official chase vehicle out first. Follow safely as per rules of the road.

 

  • We ask all spectators and participants to respect folks’ property at all times. We are their guests when we launch, chase, and land.

           Thank you!

 

 

To Reserve a 2022 Flight

Flying Balloons


Sinbad
Jim Rogers
New Brunswick


Schmedley
Mike Lavoie
New Hampshire


Freedom Flyer
Mark Fritze
Florida


Master Zaba
John Viner
United Kingdom



Tracer

Wendell Purvis
Florida

Czech Mate
Seth Bailey
Nova Scotia

Firefly
Jeremy McFarlane
New Brunswick


Montréal Montgolfière
Martin Unsworth
Quebec


Hemisphere Dancer
Marian Deeney

Florida


Spellbound Spirit III
Randy Lee
North Carolina


F.R.E.D.
Brad Armstrong
New Brunswick

Questions?

Have questions about ballooning? Our neighbours in Sussex have an excellent Frequently Asked Questions and Answers page.

Phone: (506) 278-5293

E-Mail: riverbendballoonfest@gmail.com