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

Saturday, Sept. 3

  • Balloon Flight 6:30 a.m.
  • Fair Grounds Finds (farm market, craft fair, food vendors 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., musical entertainment from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Tethered Rides $10/person cash (no ATM on site) 12:00-2:00
  • Balloon Flight 5:30 p.m.
  • Balloon/Candle Glow

Sunday, Sept. 4

  • Balloon Flight 6:30 a.m.
  • Motorcycle & Antique Car Show 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., canteen available 
  • Balloon Flight 5:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 5

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


  • 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:


  • 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

Jim Rogers
New Brunswick

Mike Lavoie
New Hampshire

Freedom Flyer
Mark Fritze

Master Zaba
John Viner
United Kingdom


Wendell Purvis

Czech Mate
Seth Bailey
Nova Scotia

Jeremy McFarlane
New Brunswick

Montréal Montgolfière
Martin Unsworth

Hemisphere Dancer
Marian Deeney


Spellbound Spirit III
Randy Lee
North Carolina

Brad Armstrong
New Brunswick


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

Phone: (506) 278-5293