It’s a Balloon Festival in Dansville! And It Is Huge!

Photo by Laura Mattahall

Photo by Laura Mattahall

Thousands will descend on the small city of Dansville in Western New York over Labor Day weekend to celebrate their 33rd annual New York State Festival of Balloons.

The festival will include 6 scheduled launches, including both day and night, as well as a large area for entertainment, crafts vendors, all sorts of food and fun for the entire family.  This is the biggest balloon festival in the state and it is an amazing sight to see!

WHAT:  New York State Festival of Balloons

WHERE: Dansville (Livingston County)

WHEN: Labor Day Weekend


About "Big Chuck"

Hi folks, this is "Big Chuck" here. I love Upstate New York! I have written several books about the region, do a lot of public speaking around the state, am an award-winning radio broadcaster (since 1989), write a bi-monthly newspaper column and give walking tours of Cooperstown, N.Y. Yes, I do keep busy! I hope we can share some Upstate stories on this blog! If you would like to take a look at my series of Upstate New York books visit
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