Devonshire Balloon Festival


Launch Site Address

Exeter Racecourse, Kennford

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Balloon Rides from the Devonshire Balloon Festival


Set against the stunning backdrop of the Devonshire countryside, this annual event promises a weekend of enchantment, wonder and sky high adventure. With a dazzling array of hot air balloons taking flight, alongside live music, delicious food stalls, and fun-filled activities for all ages, the festival offers something truly special for everyone to enjoy.

🟢 Dates have been confirmed for the next Devonshire Balloon Festival.

Devonshire Balloon Festival Information

🎈 Will Virgin Balloon Flights be at the Devonshire Balloon Festival this year?

Yes! Virgin Balloon Flights will be at the Devonshire Balloon Festival this year.

🗓️ When is the Devonshire Balloon Festival?

Saturday the 25th of May - Sunday the 26th of May, 2024.

Is there an Entry Fee?

Yes, ticket prices for the Devonshire Balloon Festival start at £7 for children and £10 for adults.

Can I Fly With Virgin Balloon Flights at the Festival?

Absolutely! Virgin Balloon Flights will be offering daily flights at the Devonshire Balloon Festival, giving you the fantastic opportunity to join in the mass ascent, while taking in the beautiful views of Devon's countryside from above.

These will be available on the morning and evening of Saturday the 25th of May and Sunday the 26th of May.

Please Note: You will need tickets to the Devonshire Balloon and Music Festival as these are not included in the flight ticket!

What Time Does the Festival Open?

The festival is open from 1pm both days

Is There on Site Car Parking?

Car parking is available on site for £5 a day, however, please note that spaces are very limited.

Other Hot Air Balloon Festivals

We are taking part in many hot air balloon festivals this year. If you are keen to take to the skies with us at another balloon fiesta, or you're searching for ideas on the perfect family day out, check out our ultimate guide to UK hot air balloon festivals.

If the dates for this festival don’t quite work for you and you're looking to plan the dates for a memorable balloon packed weekend outing, check out our quick guide to the UK balloon festival calendar and explore fiestas happening throughout the year.


Travelling South on the M5, when the motorway ends at junction 31, continue on the A38 towards Plymouth. After approximately 3.5 miles take the exit left following signs for Exeter Racecourse, Dunchideock. At the mini roundabout, turn right, then turn left into the racecourse.

Please ensure to listen to your flight information line update in full and take note of any specific instructions provided by your pilot.

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Please call 01725 530190 to confirm the status of your flight.

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