We invite you to bring lawn chairs and blankets (Pets & Coolers are not permitted) to enjoy our beautiful Carolina autumn weather. Be amazed by the sights and sounds of over 50 colorful hot air balloons and ongoing festivities in the field of our venue at Statesville Regional Airport.
Taste North Carolina's fine wines & craft beer from our state's vineyards and breweries or stroll the Artisan Village and Marketplace to shop for unique gifts. Our Kids Zone offers fun bouncers and challenges for children of all ages. Families can sit back, relax and enjoy great Live Entertainment. Satisfy your hunger throughout the day with a variety of offerings along Eat Street.
Come experience the beauty and wonder of 50 magical hot air balloons decorating the sky! Weather permitting, hot air balloons will fly near dawn and dusk. Saturday evening is our traditional Balloon Glow.
Hot Air Balloon Flights and Tethered Balloon Rides are available throughout the weekend, weather permitting!
Cash Only for at-the-gate Admission Tickets. Tickets are non-refundable. ATM machines are on site to supplement your cash needs for food & beer tickets, wine & craft beer tasting tickets, Artisan and Marketplace purchases. As a reminder... pets, coolers or food will not be permitted through the gates.
Rain or Shine...Carolina BalloonFest is open! Hot Air Balloons will fly, tether or be on display when suitable. safe weather conditions exist. The decision to inflate hot air balloons is made near and prior to scheduled display, tether or launch & flight times.
National Balloon Rally Charities ~ PO Box 267 ~ Statesville, NC 28687
National Balloon Rally Charities, Inc. is an incorporated 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all contributions are tax deductible.
A portion of proceeds raised through our annual hot air balloon festival are distributed to local charities