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Old Buckenham Country Park

2023 Balloon Festival

Join us from 11th -13th August for our three-day festival. A fun-filled weekend for everyone full of activities from live music, street food, BBQ Grill, beer festival, children’s entertainment, ballooning equipment and memorabilia up close and much, much more.

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2023 Balloon Festival
2023 Balloon Festival

Time & Location

11 Aug 2023, 10:30 – 13 Aug 2023, 22:00

Old Buckenham Country Park, Doe Lane, Old Buckenham NR17 1PP, UK

About the Event

This three-day festival is being hosted in one of Norfolk’s most beautiful countryside campsites and park. A fun-filled weekend for everyone full of activities from live music, street food, BBQ Grill, beer festival, children’s entertainment, ballooning equipment and memorabilia up close and much, much more. If the British weather allows you will also see morning and evening hot air balloon flights taking off from our park and our stunning night glow!

With this family & dog-friendly event kicking off at 10.30am Friday 11th August, Old Buckenham Country Park welcome you to their third annual Harvest Balloon Festival with an impressive line-up of national and local bands, musicians, circus acts, aviation display, craft stalls, children’s entertainment, dinosaurs (you will understand when you see them!), live commentary and fingers crossed the sight of balloons flying and glowing through the summer skies. Four-day camping tickets are also available so why not stay on site and enjoy the festival with only a very short walk to your bed at night.

In 2022 onlookers were lucky enough with coffee in hand from on-site OB Café to see the spectacle of 17 balloons take off from 5:30am with the summer sun shining behind them on both mornings. Keep an eye out for live flight updates on socials across the weekend and to get the most out of your tickets the OBCP team encourage you to set your alarms and arrive bright and early to witness up close the once in a lifetime, breathtaking hot air balloons take off right in front of your eyes.

Ballooning is highly dependent on weather conditions and in the event of unsuitable weather conditions balloon flights and activity may be cancelled however there will be plenty of other activities and entertainment over the weekend to enjoy whilst sitting by the lake or exploring the site with family and friends.

Future hot-air balloon flights from our park or local take-off spots can be purchased at the event, however there will be no flights available to purchase for the festival. Scheduled ballooning activity to include; Flights Fri/Sat/Sun evening and Sat/Sun morning; Night Glow Fri/Sat evening; and tethering throughout the day Fri/Sat/Sun. Please note there is no morning flight scheduled Friday and no night glow scheduled Sunday. Timings and further details will be advertised in due course on our website and socials.

Tickets are non-refundable and day entry tickets cannot be transferred to alternative day once purchased. For further ticket information and policies please refer to our ticket policy.

Follow Old Buckenham County Park on Instagram for all event updates, line-up announcement and the opportunity to win a flight in the lead up!

Tickets

  • 3-Day Weekend Ticket - Adult

    This ticket gives 1 adult access to the Balloon Festival for the whole weekend. This is a non-camping ticket. Tickets are non-refundable.

    £30.00
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  • 3-Day Weekend Ticket - Child

    This ticket gives 1 child (aged 5 - 16) access to the Balloon Festival for the whole weekend. This is a non-camping ticket. Tickets are non-refundable.

    £15.00
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  • Friday Day Ticket - Adult

    This day ticket gives 1 adult access to the Balloon Festival on Friday 11th August only. Tickets are non-refundable.

    £15.00
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  • Friday Day Ticket - Child

    This day ticket gives 1 child (aged 5 - 16) access to the Balloon Festival on Friday 11th August only. Tickets are non-refundable.

    £7.95
    Sold Out
  • Saturday Day Ticket - Adult

    This day ticket gives 1 adult access to the Balloon Festival on Saturday 12th August only. Tickets are non-refundable.

    £15.00
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  • Saturday Day Ticket - Child

    This day ticket gives 1 child (aged 5 - 16) access to the Balloon Festival on Saturday 12th August only. Tickets are non-refundable.

    £7.95
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  • Sunday Day Ticket - Adult

    This day ticket gives 1 adult access to the Balloon Festival on Sunday 13th August only. Tickets are non-refundable.

    £15.00
    Sold Out
  • Sunday Day Ticket - Child

    This day ticket gives 1 child (aged 5 - 16) access to the Balloon Festival on Sunday 13th August only. Tickets are non-refundable.

    £7.95
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  • Child (Under 5)

    This ticket gives a child (under 5) access to the Balloon Fest for the whole weekend - must be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket.

    £0.00
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  • Camping (Non Electric) - 4 Day

    This ticket gives 4 nights camping (non-electric pitch) for a family of 4 in either a tent, caravan, motorhome or campervan. This ticket includes access to the Balloon Festival for the whole weekend. Check-in from 10am on Thursday 10th August. Tickets are non-refundable.

    £150.00
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  • Camping (Electric) - 4 Day

    This ticket gives 4 nights camping (electric pitch) for a family of 4. This ticket includes access to the Balloon Festival for the whole weekend. Check-in from 10am on Thursday 10th August. Tickets are non-refundable.

    £170.00
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