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Icelandic Glacial elevates VIP experience at New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – Those planning on attending the 40th annual New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning can do so in style by elevating their experience.

As an Icelandic Glacial VIP Blue Sky Club member, guests will receive many perks that will enhance their visit including prime viewing of the twice-a-day mass hot air balloon ascensions and dining options away from the crowds.

Icelandic Glacial, a premium natural spring water from Iceland, has been named as the official water of the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning. Icelandic Glacial will partner with the Festival to hydrate patrons during the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America, which takes place July 28-29-30 at Solberg Airport in Readington Township.

Icelandic Glacial, the world’s first certified CarbonNeutral® bottled water for over ten years, uses 100% natural green energy to fuel its production delivering a premium bottled water to discerning consumers around the world while maintaining a “net zero” carbon footprint.

The Icelandic Glacial VIP Blue Sky Club membership offers:

  • Admission to the Festival ($40 value).
  • Prime viewing of the hot air balloon ascensions in the Icelandic Glacial VIP Blue Sky Club Tent located adjacent to the Balloon Launch Field.
  • Free parking in the VIP Parking Lot with an exclusive VIP entrance ($20 value).
  • Tables and seating located throughout the tent – with prime viewing of the balloon ascensions.
  • Catered food service provided by InThyme Catering in the Icelandic Glacial VIP Blue Sky Club (food is an additional charge).
  • Air-conditioned private restrooms with running water and vanity mirrors

“We’re thrilled to partner with Icelandic Glacial in offering this exciting upgraded experience for our guests,” said Festival Executive Producer Howard Freeman. “The VIP Blue Sky Club provides a unique opportunity to watch the balloons take flight from a different perspective and from the comfort of your own table, where you can enjoy a variety of delicious catered food options. We think this is a great way to further your enjoyment and make the most of your festival experience.”

“We are excited to partner with the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning, to keep everyone hydrated with the purest tasting water on earth, sourced from Iceland!” said Michelle Grieco, Director of Marketing, Icelandic Glacial.

The Icelandic Glacial VIP Blue Sky Club is also available with a reserved concert seat purchase option to enjoy the Festival’s highly popular live concert series. This year’s headliners feature the legendary KC and the Sunshine Band, Fitz and The Tantrums, Everclear and Lit, and Parth Oza, the Festival’s first South Asian artist.

To purchase tickets or to learn more, visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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