Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts and Crafts Festival 2024

Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts and Crafts Festival 2024

June, 2024

Warren Community College, Washington, New Jersey

About This Festival

Warren County Community College, in Washington, NJ, is getting ready to launch the Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Arts and Crafts Festival on June 3 through June 6, 2021. Though this will be the first event of its kind at the College, this is not the first balloon festival held at the venue.

The gates open on Thursday, June 3 at 2pm. The event kicks off with singer, Dani Doll, who will play classic folk rock and country, from 2-5pm. Followed by DJ GOLDN Music and Movement, with a dance party from 6-9pm. On Friday from 2-5pm DJ Mitch will entertain the crowd, followed by local favorites, Bobby Clark Band, on Friday night from 6-9pm. On Saturday from 2-5pm S.C.3. Entertainment gets the crowd moving, followed by DJ John Harvey for a dance party from 6-9pm. DJ GOLDN returns for another dance party on Sunday from 2-5pm, followed by local favorites, Naked Jake Band, on Sunday night from 6-9pm. All entertainment is included in the admission price.

Thursday is Play Day at the festival with more free events! World-renowned artist, Ryan Paul Simmons, will be on site working with children on The Big Picture. Ryan will be helping them create a cooperative masterpiece to be auctioned off for our charities at a later date. Children are invited to join Ryan from 3-6pm. Keep in mind children will be handling paints, so make sure they are dressed for the potential mess.

Have Huey Will Travel will have their Bell Helicopter "Huey", a rare survivor of the Vietnam War, on display from 2 - 7:30pm. Children of all ages can get inside, pretend they are piloting, and learn the story of this historic aircraft. The aircraft has quite a history, as it began her service life with the U.S. Army in November of 1967. She served in Vietnam from October 1968 to August 1970 with the 119th AHC, and then again March 1971 until September 1971 with a gunship platoon the 174th AHC, that went by the name "Sharks".
This display is a special tribute to Fred Grotenhuis, the founder of the Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Warren County Farmers' Fair. Fred was a Huey helicopter pilot that served in Vietnam, and continues to be with us in spirit at the balloon festivals and farmers fair.

Proceeds from the event will support the Warren County Community College Foundation, as well as the Fred T. Grotenhuis Veterans Community Center project and the Fred Grotenhuis scholarships (fredgscholarships.org).

In addition there will be Arts and Crafts vendors and exhibitors, a variety of food t