QuickChek kicks off 31st annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

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FAIRFIELD, NEW JERSEY (PIX11) – They came by the thousand, to see one hundred balloons in flight.

The pilots were briefed, then the balloons were inflated.

It was a little nerve wracking 1000 feet up in the air.

And then all of a sudden, it was hard to ignore: The trees and neighborhoods from this height were pretty  cool.

There were some panic moments, however.

The QuickChek Festival of Ballooning is the largest summer hot air music festival in the country. It is a three day event with hot air balloons, music and rides.

It’s a sight to see; no wonder it draws so many.

For more information of the fun-filled event, click here.