READINGTON, NJ: The New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport in Readington, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America and has been designated multiple times as a Top 100 Festival in North America by the A.B.A.

Held annually at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ, the festival has twice daily mass ascensions of up to 100 special shape and sport hot air balloons, concerts, family entertainment, hundreds of crafters and vendors, great food, fireworks, a balloon glow, and more. This year’s festival runs July 29-31.

Joel and Maryann chatted with Howard Freeman D. H. A. (Doctor of Hot Air), the Executive Producer of the this amazing festival. Listen here…

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