July 9-12, 2015
The Hillsborough Balloon Festival & Fair is a spectacular three-day event beginning at 6:00pm Thursday, July 9th 2015 at Grimes Field in Hillsborough, NH. This weekend event offers something for everyone: carnival rides, entertainment on the community stage, special kids activities, sky divers, an enormous variety of food to tempt your taste buds, merchandise and handmade products are showcased, and of course the incredible hot air balloons. The Saturday evening fireworks extravaganza is one of the premier fireworks displays in all of New Hampshire.
The balloons will launch Friday evening at 6 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 6 am and 6 pm (weather permitting). Reserve your space for a fantastic experience floating over New Hampshire's scenic Monadnock Region with its scenic farms, rivers, lakes, ancient stone bridges, hills and valleys. And don't miss the exciting Balloon Glow on Friday night.
The Hillsborough Hometown Parade on Sunday includes many civic groups with marching bands, floats, military personnel and a wide assortment of fire apparatus from all over New Hampshire.
An Artist's Fair will also be taking place on July 11th during Balloon Festival weekend, at nearby Butler Park sponsored by the Hillsborough Area Artisans.
Hillsborough is about 80 miles from downtown Portsmouth.