Hot air balloon festival floats toward New Jersey

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Hot air ballons soar into the sky. (Photo: JOERG TARON/AFP/GettyImages)

READINGTON, N.J. (PIX11) – Up, up and away!

New Jersey’s Festival of Ballooning is gently floating toward the Garden State, starting July 25 until July 27.

The balloons will lift off at 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., when winds are calmest. And tethered and free-floating rides on the balloons are available.

General admission tickets get festival-goers inside the grounds at Solberg Airport in Readington, N.J., and general admission lawn seats to several weekend concerts. But note: ticket cost rises as the festival approaches. Order your tickets, here.

Joan Jet, Hot Chelle Rey, and 3 Doors Down are among a line-up of artists performing during the three-day festival.

To learn more about the festival and its accommodations, click here for answers to frequently asked questions.