New Jersey Festival: Hot Air Balloon Festival Is For The 'Kid In Everyone'
A crowd was on hand in Readington, New Jersey, for the inflation and start of the festival.
About 45 balloons are being included, and range from ones dedicated to the New Jersey Lottery And Pepsi to those dedicated to tigers and unicorns.
Some 175,000 people are expected to take part over the weekend.
The New Jersey Division Of Travel And Tourism says the annual festival is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in north America.