The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival Of Ballooning draws huge crowds
Mikala Moss, Miss Universe Bahamas 1999-2000 Vandia Sands Miss Earth Bahamas 2013-2014
Last weekend was the 37th year for the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. It’s one of the biggest events of the summer that draws tens of thousands to the Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ, to watch more than one hundred hot-air balloons take to the sky.
It’s a breathtaking experience for revelers of all ages and has food and other vendors lining the festival from one end to the other.
At the festival, a new web series set to air on Apple and Roku TV called NJ Primetime accidentally collected some good video for their show, which is a 13-week series based on what’s happening in and around the Garden State. The show is based on a radio show that discusses events and commentates on them with special guests appearing weekly.
The producers of NJ Primetime were filming vendors when some proprietary secrets of a popular underground company called Jersey Plate Art were filmed. The custom plates made from recycled material was so interesting that onlookers flocked to The Plate Art maker and the film crew had to make a hasty retreat.
Vandia Sands Miss Earth Bahamas 2013-2014The excitement really took off with the film crew interviewing the marketing representative from the Bahamas tourist office. Vandia Sands is known stranger to lights, camera, action as she has held pageant titles for the Islands in the past. With crowds gathering and cameras rolling, festival-goers got to hear how spectacular the Bahamas are. Footage airs on Roku TV, Sunday, August 11th 8 pm. What a great getaway destination!