The Magic of Ballooning Returns to Hudson in August! Mark your calendars and plan to join the fun.

The 10th annual Hudson-Concord Elks Hot Air Balloons and Blues Festival will take place Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 at the Elks Club in Hudson. Balloon ascensions at 6:00 AM on Saturday, 6:00 PM, followed by a balloon glow. Morning flight on Sunday.


$5 per person (kids 5 and under free) 
5:30am: Field open for 6AM Balloon Ascension
5:30-9:30am: Pancake Breakfast to benefit Boy Scouts Venture Group
($5 per person/$10per family)

$10 per person. $5 for kids (under 12),
Kids-5 and under –no charge.
3:30pm: Balloon and Blues Festival Field Open
 Vendors, Food & Food Trucks til 8pm, Beverages all day.
 Bouncy House, Face Painting, Kiddie Rides

 Meet and interact with Balloons and Balloonists early AM and PM.
 Three Live Blues Bands at the Pavilion starting at 3:30pm
4-5:30pm: Live Music: Railroad House Band
5-7pm: Tethered Balloon rides on the field -$10 per person
6pm: Early Evening Balloon Launch
5:30-7pm: Live Music: Mychael David Band:
7:30-9pm+: Live Music: The Bruce Marshall Group
7:30pm: Saturday Evening’s Balloon Glow

SUNDAY MORNING (August 20th)
$5 per person (kids 5 and under free) 

5:30am: Field open for 6AM Balloon Ascension
5:30-7:30am: Continental Breakfast to benefit Boy Scouts Venture Group
(A La Carte)


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Bruce Marshall

Bruce Marshall’s music career spans 6 decades and over 8 thousands shows including appearances with over 200 national acts.  Known equally well for his riveting band shows with the Bruce Marshall Group and his soulful, heart felt solo performances, he’s also half of the Montgomery and Marshall acoustic duo with bluesman James Montgomery. A tireless performer armed with great originals, an expressive, soulful voice and a commanding guitar style, both on electric, acoustic and steel dobro, he’s earned a reputation as one of New England’s best. -

Mychael David

In addition to being nominated  for the New Music Weekly 2011 Male Vocalist of the Year, Mychael has had multiple nominations as the Massachusetts Country Music Awards for Guitar Player of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year along with Entertainer of the Year and Band of the Year.

Mychael has had the pleasure of working with some of Nashvilles' most talented musicians. He continues to strive and perfect his music.

Straight from the heart, hard rockin' country music, is what Mychael is all about. -

Railroad House

Railroad House is a six piece band featuring lush 2, 3, and 4 part vocal harmony and playing a diverse blend of Americana music, from straight ahead Bluegrass to Western Swing, and beyond!

We are based in the Metrowest Boston area in Massachusetts, and we've played all over New England for parties, weddings or whatever other events require fun acoustic Americana music and/or bluegrass.

The Balloons Are Back!

This year marks the Tenth Anniversary of the Hudson Balloon Festival and we want you to come and celebrate with us!

Three bands, food trucks, vendors and of course the balloons will make this year a can't miss event.
Tickets are only $5 for the morning or $20 for the entire day

We rely on our local community for support to put on this event.  We strongly encourage you to support the businesses who support us and help to grow the Hudson, Massachusetts community.

August 19-20, 2017

Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959
99 Park St,
Hudson, MA 01749

Hover Girl

Join us at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge #959
99 Park St, Hudson, Massachusetts 01749

FREE PARKING at the Elks, Additional parking at hudson High School

Download the 2017 flyer