What To Do: Up, up in the sky….balloons!

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Chester County Balloon Festival When there are hot air balloons floating in the sky over your head, you’re going to stop whatever you’re doing and turn your gaze skyward. Three things guaranteed to make you look up are helicopters, bald eagles and hot air balloons. If you want to experience the sensation of checking out hot air balloons in the...

What To Do: Chester Co. Balloon Fest soars again

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times If you realize that here are hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes floating in the sky over your head, you’re going to stop whatever you’re doing and turn your gaze skyward. If you want to experience this sensation, then you should plan on attending this weekend’s 12th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival (New Garden Flying Field, 1235...

What To Do: Chester County Balloon Festival soars to new heights

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Chester County Balloon Festival Seeing hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes floating in the sky over your head is always a memorable sensation. If you want to experience this sensation, then you should plan on attending this weekend’s 11th Annual Chester County Balloon Festival (New Garden Flying Field, 1235 Newark Road just off Highway 1, Toughkenamon,...

Balloon Festival provides a weekend of family fun

By Kim Chiomento, News Editor, The Times A festival volunteer works to help position a tethered balloon. TOUGHKENAMON – The Chester County Balloon Festival went on, despite a very challenging weekend forecast. Tens of thousands of visitors, from across the region, came to Chester County’s New Garden Flying Field to be a part of the fun and support the 2015 festival beneficiary – The Chester...

What To Do: Fathers Day means high-flying fun!

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times There are three types of aircraft that almost always force you to turn your gaze skyward and they all begin with the letter “h” — harrier jets, helicopters and hot air balloons. This weekend, you’ll be able to see two of the three in the skies above Chester County. If you want to see harriers in action, you might need to go to Iraq where the...

Chesco Balloon Festival is back: June 19-21

New venue, more balloons & expanded schedule NEW GARDEN – The ninth Annual Chester County Balloon Festival is a must attend event providing family fun for all ages. This year’s Festival will take place at the New Garden Flying Field in Toughkenamon on Father’s Day weekend (June 19-21, 2015). Just a sampling of some of the types of balloons visitors can expect to see. The airport is located...

What To Do: Balloon Fest, Father Fest & more

Whether looking for fun with Dad or just cool music, there are events for you By Denny Dyroff, Correspondent, The Times The eighth Annual Chester County Balloon Festival kicks off Friday night in Unionville and continues Saturday. There are some things that can happen in the sky above you and compel you to look up. It’s almost certain that if there is a hot air balloon in the sky above you,...

Stars align to spotlight preserve’s latest addition

Lenfest Center opens in Newlin Township with praise, gratitude for its benefactors By Kathleen Brady Shea, Managing Editor, The Times Marquerite (from left) and Gerry Lenfest take a few moments to sit on Saturday evening with Penny Watkins, a Natural Lands Trust board member. NEWLIN — Stars of all sizes and persuasions – celestial to earthbound – shone Saturday night at the dedication...

Annual balloon fest about to soar, June 15 & 16

Hot-air balloons will glow after dusk at the festival. COATESVILLE – When it comes to family entertainment, the sky’s expected to be the limit at the Sixth Annual Chester County Balloon Festival. This year’s neon-colored event will feature more than 20 balloons on June 15 and 16 at the Embreeville complex on Route 162. General admission is $5 per car and includes parking on fields. Paved,...