welcome

Here to see balloons? Balloons go up at 6:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Hillsborough, NH Balloon Fest & Fair 2017

ADMISSION
Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted for the fireworks display and event expenses. Please
donate at the Administration Trailer.


FINDING OUR EVENT

29 Preston Street, Hillsborough, NH 03244 is the official address for Grimes Field for the Hillsborough Balloon Fest & Fair. See more directions under official parking below.


OFFICIAL EVENT PARKING

Parking is $10 per car and gets you closest to the event. Handicapped parking is available and is the same price – $10/car.


Official event parking is available in two locations. The first location is always open until it fills up and then the second location is opened. Late afternoons and evenings are the busiest times when both lots are likely to be open.

Merrill Lot 1

•   Off exit ??? on route 202 and 9,
     go left on Henniker Street to left on
     Preston Street.

Osram Lot 2

•   Off exit ??? on Route 202 and 9,
     go left on Henniker Street to left on
     ??? Street.

GETTING TO HILLSBOROUGH
From the South
We are 45 minutes from Manchester, NH.

Follow Interstate 93 North to Concord NH, bear right onto Interstate 89 North. Take exit 5 off I-89 (left side exit) onto Routes 202 & 9 West. Continue on Routes 202 & 9 West for approximately 15 miles. Take the first Hillsborough exit (there are only 2!). Signs will read "To West Main St." At the end of the exit ramp, turn left. Continue on Henniker Street following the signs for approximately 2 miles. The turn to parking and the fairgrounds will be well marked on your left.

From the North

We are 30 minutes from Concord, NH and 60 minutes from Laconia, NH.

Follow Interstate 93 south to Concord, NH. Just past exit 11 bear right onto Interstate 89 North. (Last exit before tolls). Take exit 5 off I-89 (left side exit) onto Routes 202 & 9 West. Continue as from the South as above.

From the East

We are 75 minutes from Portsmouth, NH.

Take Route 4 west to Concord, NH. Bear right onto Interstate 393 South. Follow for approximately 5 miles then exit to Interstate 93 South. Just past exit 11 bear right onto Interstate 89 North. (Last exit before tolls). Continue as from the South as above.

From the West

We are 30 minutes from Keene, NH and 60 minutes from Brattleboro, VT.

Take Route 9 East to Hillsborough. Take the first Hillsborough exit (Rte. 202). At the end of the exit ramp, turn right. Then turn left at the traffic lights at McDonalds onto West Main St. Continue on West Main Street 3 miles. Turns to parking and the fairgrounds will be well marked on your right.

Hillsborough's Balloon Fest & Fair
Admission, Directions, & Parking Information