Did you know that the first hot air balloon was launched on September 19, 1783 by scientist, Pilatre De Rozier?  The passengers? A sheep, a duck and a rooster! The balloon stayed in the air for 15 minutes before crashing back to the ground.

Hot air balloons have come a long way – and you can check them out at the Quick Chek NJ Ballooning Festival in Readington, July 27, 28 and 29th! 125 balloons, music, entertainment, and more!

By Jenny Tananbaum
Jenny Tananbaum is a writer, wife and mom to three. suburbanmom@njkidsonline.com