Balloon rides should be taking place each day of the festival, weather permitting. Rides range from 20 minutes to an hour. If you’re a little less adventurous, tethered rides, which go up about 50 feet for 15 minutes, will also be available at various times during the weekend.
The Hillsborough Balloon Festival runs 6PM – 10PM on Thursday, 5PM -11PM on Friday, 6AM – 10 PM on Saturday and 6AM – 8PM on Sunday. There is a $ 5 parking fee and additional charges for many of the events. The fairgrounds are on Preston Street in Hillsborough.