New Jersey festival features nearly 100 hot air balloons

Hot air balloons fill the sky at 32nd annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning.
By Danielle Haynes Follow @DanielleHaynes1 Contact the Author   |   July 27, 2014 at 7:19 PM
1 of 24
| License Photo

READINGTON, N.J., July 27 (UPI) -- Nearly 100 hot air balloons were launched this weekend as part of the 32nd annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning.

The festival, held each year in Readington, is the largest of its kind in the United States.

In addition to hot air balloon rides, festival-goers enjoyed fireworks, amusement rides and musical performances by Joan Jett, Three Doors Down, America and Hot Chelle Rae.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Joan Jett
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Pepsi to release 'Back to the Future Part II' inspired Pepsi Perfect
Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to parasitic disease scientists
Womb transplants begin in U.K. after Sweden's success
Gay Vatican priest comes out day before Pope Francis begins synod on family issues
Scientists find roadmap that may lead to 'exercise pill'