Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft and Music Festival

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39th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft and Music Festival.

Once again, the skies over Quechee and the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire will be filled with hot air balloons ushering in the annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft & Music Festival, the longest running hot air balloon festival in New England. Don’t miss this exciting festival featuring up to 20 hot air balloons with five flights scheduled throughout the festival and additional tethered rides during the day. Enjoy continuous music and entertainment for all ages, and over 60 craft artisansand commercial vendors. Children’s activities Euro Bungee, a Rock Climbing wall, bounce house and more. And of course there will be festival food with local healthy options and a beer and wine garden, with more surprises on site!

3pm- Gerry Grimo & The East Bay Jazz Ensemble
5:00pm – VINS
6pm – The Dirty Dottys

The Dirty Dottys is a seven piece pop-motown, rump-shaking, heart-thumping, swoon-inducing ensemble whose goal is to create music that makes their audience, move, groove, and high five their neighbors. Their unconventional instrumentation consisting of three singers, vibraphone, trombone, upright bass, drumset, guitar, and ukulele allows them to create a truly new sound while simultaneously nodding affably at their musical predecessors.

The Dirty Dottys formed in fall of 2012 by songwriter and front person, Julie DiOrio. The band is named fondly after her esteemed grandmother who indeed earned the name for herself on account of her dirty sense of humor speckled with Yiddish phrases. The band considers itself her mascot and its members do their best to honor her. “THE” Dotty has been known to make her way to shows on special occasions and can be easily convinced to sign t-shirts, undies, or CDs.

Come see them on the Festival Main Stage as our Friday Headliner! 

*all live music and entertainment is included with admission which is good all weekend!*

6pm – Evening Balloon Ascension
Dusk – Balloon Glow

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