You have questions, and we have tried our best to answer them. The following F.A.Q. page is compiled from previous years' festivals. We’re providing these as “guides” to help you navigate your Green River experience, but all policies are subject to change. Please check back to the website regularly for any updates. If there is a question you have that is not answered below or elsewhere, feel free to contact us on our contact page.

balloon information

Can I come watch the balloon launches without a festival pass? 
The early morning balloon launches are open to the public. Besides that, you'll need a festival pass to watch and participate in the balloon launches.

When will balloon launches take place? 
Balloon launches will happen in the evening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and in the morning on Saturday and Sunday. 

Where can I make reservations for balloon rides? 
You may make your balloon reservation via The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce: (413) 773-5463 or via email  Each reservation includes a 1 day festival pass.

How long do full balloon rides last?
The full balloon rides last about an hour.

How much do full balloon rides cost? 
The full balloon rides are sold at $225/person in advance, and includes a 1 day pass to the festival. They can also be purchased at the festival for $250. 

What if I don't want to go on a full balloon ride? 
There will be tethered balloon rides available on the field, weather permitting. They are about a 5 minute ride and can be purchased that day on the field. Tethered rides are $10 for kids and $15 for adults.

How are the landings?
The landings are soft and pleasant. 

For more information:
Please email or call Paul Sena, Balloon meister at 413-238-5514 and


More information about other balloon festivals can be found on the Balloon Federation of America's website. The BFA is a 501c3 non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the sport and science of lighter-than- air aviation, both hot air and gas balloons. Founded in 1961, membership in the BFA is open to anyone who shares a fascination with Lighter Than Air flight.