Commercial Balloon Pilot John Trione is serving as the Harvard Balloon Fest Event Director / Balloonmeister for the third consecutive year.

PILOT NAME: John Trione
HOMETOWN: Williams Bay, WI
BALLOON NAME: The Flying Circus


John has been involved in ballooning for over 20 years. He has been a Geneva Lakes resident for nearly 27 years. He owns and operates The Lake Geneva Balloon Company in Lake Geneva, WI. His company has flown thousands of tourists over the Geneva Lakes area over the past 15 years. Lake Geneva was selected as one of Fodor’s Travels “10 Best Locations to Hot Air Balloon.”

John has flown all over the midwest in balloon events and has traveled as far as Leon, Mexico to fly his balloon. In 2011 and 2014 he attended the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and flew with 600+ other hot air balloons from around the world.

John has a history with Harvard that goes back to his days as the founder and publisher of The Harvard Main Line newspaper in 2009.

He’s happy to be involved in this wonderful new event in Harvard and is looking forward to watching the event grow and become a major family happening to finish off the summer.