Treats & Tricks - Flying Fun at WCCC | Explore Warren


Treats & Tricks - Flying Fun at WCCC

Saturday, October 24, 2020 -
2:00pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 7:00pm

Advance tickets are sold out, limited tickets at the gate, call for details.

Treats & Tricks features Drones and Hot Air Balloons for an afternoon and evening of flying fun. In addition to Drone Demonstrations, Hot Air Balloon launches and Tethered Rides, there will be a Balloon Glow.

Of course we ask that you “mask up” but also invite visitors to dress in costume for this weekend event. There will be opportunities for children to do some Trick or Treating as well.

Food trucks include Angry Chouriço BBQ, Latin Bites, It’s Koffee Time, and a lemonade stand.

Admission will be limited so we suggest purchasing your tickets in advance. Admission does not include riding in the balloons. There will be tethered balloon rides offered, weather permitting, for $15 per person. Take a short up and down in a hot air balloon. Appropriate for all ages. Full length balloon rides will also be available, ranging from $210 per person to $550 for a private ride for two.

2-4pm: Drone Flying Demos & Lessons - Instructors and student pilots will be on hand to demonstrate flying, and to answer questions.
2-7:30pm: Food Trucks
3pm: Tether Rides (weather permitting) $15 per person
3:30pm: Costume Parade
4:15-5pm: Balloons inflate & depart the field
6:30-7:15pm: Balloon Glow - Balloons return to the launch field and illuminate the field as they glow.

Please note, if you attended the previous festival, the balloon launch time is earlier. Balloons prepare to fly about 2 hours before sunset.

All visitors will be required to have a mask with them for entry, and the mask will need to be worn in designated areas.

Advance Tickets (highly recommended) are $8 per person, (plus processing fees, sales tax)
Mask required for entry.

Admission at gate:
Limited admission is available $12 per person, cash. (Includes sales tax)

Balloon Rides:
$210 per person
$550 private ride for 2
$700 private ride for three
Tethered rides are first come, first served. They are tentatively scheduled to begin at 3pm. The exact start time will be determined based on weather that day and may be delayed if the winds are too strong.

Proceeds to benefit the Fred Grotenhuis Memorial Scholarships ( and the Fred T. Grotenhuis Veterans Community Center project - both 501c3 organizations.

To purchase admission tickets visit To book a full flight hot air balloon ride book online, email or call 908-283-0721.