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Join Us!

Join us for Atlantic Canada's most colourful festival held in Sussex, New Brunswick, every September on the weekend following Labour Day.  Up to 30 hot air balloons fly twice daily (weather permitting), outdoor bandstand, huge indoor market, amusement rides, vendors and so much more! This year we lift off September 6th to 8th! Weather permitting.



The volunteer committee would like to extend our thanks to everyone who made our 34th annual Atlantic Balloon Fiesta a sucess. Despite an unfotunate visit on Saturday from Post-tropical storm Dorian, we had a great weekend! Special thanks to all of our local landowners, the businesses who sponsor our event, our pilots who travel from far and wide and ALL of our hundreds of volunteers who make our event possible. We are exceptionally grateful to the the people of Sussex who are so welcoming to our guests We are looking forward to a little bit of rest but are already excited for the big 35th annual next year in 2020. As you know, we are " Always the weekend after Labour Day!" Dates for next year are September 11-13, 2020

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News & Updates


Car Show & Shine Registration 8:00am Open 9:00 to 3:00pm ( Moved to PLP Horse Barns Show Centre)

Information Booth Open 9:00am

Indoor Market Open 9:00am to 5:00pm

Bandstand beginning 10:30am

Outdoor Vendors Opening 11:00am

Amusement Rides Opening 12:00pm

JT Petting Zoo 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Sussex Tailwaggers K9 Performance Team 2:00pm ( Beside the Launch Field)

Evening Flight 5:30pm ( Weather & conditions permitting)


We are receiving tonnes of messages and calls worried about the POSSIBLE impending weather for this weekend.
Our event as a whole (Bandstand, Vendors, Amusement Rides, Indoor Market etc.) is a RAIN OR SHINE EVENT AND CANNOT BE RESCHEDULED. At this time we still have balloon flights scheduled all weekend long! Pilots meet before each scheduled flight time to discuss current weather conditions and other factors to determine then, and only then, if they are able to fly. We will definitely keep you all posted if anything changes but as of right now WE ARE DEFINITELY STILL A GO FOR A FULL WEEKEND OF FUN IN SUSSEX!


Please note that there is a NO DOGS policy on our grounds during the fiesta. As we are an extremely crowded event with a lot of noise, we ask that you leave all dogs at home where they will be most comfortable. DO NOT leave dogs in vehicles. *Service animals are welcome. 


We have a NO DRONES policy for our fiesta as per Transport Canada regulations. Festival area is a CLOSED AIRSPACE for the duration of the Fiesta.


Thank you for your understanding as the safety of our balloons and spectators is our number one priority! 


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