Located at the intersection of I-40 & I-77 in the Piedmont of North Carolina, Statesville features attractions, shopping, dining & accommodations convenient to five Interstate interchanges. Our area is diverse, quaint & reasonably priced and boasts an interesting historical downtown, museums, state historical site, outlet shopping, Lake Norman activities, NASCAR shops, gem mining and an amazing fresco.
Statesville is a city of 26,000 located in the central Piedmont of North Carolina, 38 miles north of Charlotte, 39 miles west of Winston-Salem and 135 miles west of Raleigh. Originally settled in 1753 by Scots-Irish Presbyterians and German Lutherans, Statesville served as the temporary capital of North Carolina during the final months of the Civil War, and has been an important industrial and agricultural hub since its incorporation in 1789. Today, Statesville is a major manufacturing and distribution center, drawing on its location at the intersection of two of the nation’s busiest interstate highways and its proximity to major “New South” cities such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston and Raleigh. One mile from Interstate 40, Statesville Regional Airport is home to corporate aviation facilities for Fortune 500 companies Lowes Corporation and Newell-Rubbermaid and several NASCAR teams.
For more information about the area, including restaurants, lodging, attractions, sports, recreation and shopping, visit the Statesville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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