2017 Great Wellsville Balloon Rally

The sky comes alive with vibrant colors and assorted shapes as close to 40 balloons take to the sky in a mass ascension. The place to be is Island Park as the balloons are inflated across four baseball fields. The natural amphitheater provides an opportunity to be in the action and with over 35 vendors selling everything from traditional carnival food to to balloon memorabilia you will not leave empty handed. Each year balloon teams from around the United States and Canada return to Wellsville in what is known as the friendliest rally in the world.
Balloons take flight from Island Park and fill the sky in a delightful rainbow of color, while gracefully floating over the Genesee River and the beautiful green hills and fields of Wellsville and the surrounding communities.

 Date: July 21-23, 2017
 Location:   Island Park, Wellsville, NY 14895
 Cost: Free
 Start: Fri 6pm,
Sat 6:30am
Sun 6:30am

The History of the Wellsville Balloon Rally


Contact Us


Allegany Co. Tourism & Culture
Ph: (800) 836-1869
Ph: (585) 268-5500
E: tourism@alleganyco.com
Web: discoveralleganycounty.com


Allegany Co. Chamber of Commerce
Ph: (585) 268-5500 x 5425
E: ghanchett@alleganychamber.com
Web: alleganychamber.org


Allegany Co. Government
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Crossroads Conference Center
Route 19 (north of exit 30, I-86)
Belmont, NY 14813