Mark Your Calendar!  The 30th Annual Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning returns July 27-29th in Readington.  Live entertainment, food, family activities – and of course the mass accession of 125 balloons! 

And don’t miss Motown Legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Smokey Robison, headlining a concert Saturday night in conjunction with the “Greatest Glow on Earth"- this beautiful sight occurs when the balloon pilots ignite their burners simultaneously, creating an amazing glow that has been compared to Christmas in July!

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By Jenny Tananbaum

Jenny Tananbaum is a writer, wife and mom to three.