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Abingdon Hot Air Balloon Festival

Event Information

Everything you need to know about Abingdon Fireworks Festival!


Abingdon Airfield, Barrrow Road, Shippon, OX13 6JQ

Opening Times

The main visitor gates and fairground willl open at 3:00pm, entertainment begins from 4:00pm.

The campsite will be accessible to camping permit holders from midday.

The event will finish around 10:30pm.

Included Attractions

These attractions are all included in the cost of your ticket, there will be no additional charge to take part in these activities or to watch the performances or displays!

  • The Main Fireworks Displays and Light Show

  • Daylight Colour Smoke Displays

  • Hot Air Balloon Displays (you cannot ride in balloons)

  • Bungee Jump

  • Spitfire & Hurricane Flying Display

  • Muscle Plane Flying Display

  • Stilt Walkers

  • Bubble Man

  • Fire Performers

Additional Attractions

These attractions and activities are available at the event for an additional cost

  • Charity Bungee Jump - CLICK TO BOOK

  • Helicopter Rides - CLICK TO BOOK

  • Monster Truck Rides

  • Bounce Fest - Inflatable Playground

  • Fairground

  • Side Stalls & Games

  • Face painting

Food, Drink & Stalls

All of our visitors are welcome to bring along a picnic or you can buy food or drink at the event from our range of street food vendors, bars and stalls!

  • Street food vendors - wide range of cuisines!

  • Ice cream vans

  • Selection of bars

  • Craft stalls


Parking is free on site, accessible parking is available for blue badge holders.

Event Schedule

12:00pm Campsite Opens (Camping permit holders only)

3:00pm Car Park, Gates and Fairground Open

4:00pm Hurricane & Spitfire Air Display

4:30pm The Brass Holes Roaming Band

5:30pm Rich Goodwin Muscle Plane Air Display

6:00pm The Brass Holes Roaming Band

7:00pm Daylight Fireworks Display

8:30pm European Fireworks Demonstration

9:15pm The Main 45 Minute Pyrotheatrical Display!

11:00pm Fairground and Event Closes

Hot Air Balloons

All of the Hot Air Ballooning activities are subject to weather conditions, balloons are fussy things and they cannot be safely inflated in breezy conditions (regardless of how sunny it is) or in the rain! The pilots will always try to do as much as they can, as a minimum we aim to carry out the night glow with just burners (which is actually quite spectacular!). It is not possible to book flights or rides in hot air balloons.

Take a look at our event FAQ here

Abingdon Fireworks VIP

VIP Festival Experience

For those seeking a more exclusive experience, our VIP area offers a range of benefits to make your festival experience even more luxurious. As a VIP guest, you'll have access to a priority parking area, making your arrival and departure hassle-free.

Inside the VIP area, you'll find luxury toilets, which are kept clean and well-stocked throughout the event. You'll also have access to a dedicated bar and food area, offering a wide range of delicious drinks and gourmet cuisine that will tantalize your taste buds.

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