Carolina BalloonFest announces 60K donations November 21, 2013
Our annual Appreciation Evening spotlights volunteers and sponsors who contribute to the success of our festival weekend(s). Donations are announced and presented to our beneficiaries, too! This year, our 40th Anniversary festival raised $60,000 to distribute among various local non-profit organizations. National Balloon Rally Charities dba Carolina BalloonFest presented $20,000 to American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Statesville. The Boy Scouts of Amerca troops (607, 607, 335, 174 & 609), Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, Mitchell Community College BLET, Statesville Kiwanis, SCAN, NIHS Cheerleaders, Statesville Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Iredell County also accepted donations.
Over 600 volunteers, corporate sponsors, pilots & crews, media partners returned this year to celebrate this very special year in our history with our fans... we appreciate you!
and Record & Landmark article,
Relay For Life of Statesville
& local charities
May 17, 2013 American Cancer Society-RELAY FOR LIFE of Statesville... Learn More.
When the 'FEST' was the'RALLY'!
Produced by Our State magazine and UNC-TV, with generous support from BB&T. Segment first aired 10/6/2004.
Carolina BalloonFest 2014 will be a fun-filled weekend of family entertainment with outstanding attractions. Bring lawn chairs and blankets (pets & coolers are not permitted) to bask in the beautiful Carolina autumn weather as the backdrop to all the sights & sounds of colorful hot air balloons.
50 Hot Air Balloons
Main Stage Entertainment
Saturday Evening Balloon Glow
Hot Air Balloon Rides!
Tethered Balloon Rides!
Wine & Beer Tasting
Artisan Village with Fine Arts & Crafts
5K & Kids Fun Run
by Southeast Tourism Society
40th Anniversary Calendar
2014 Sponsorship Opportunities
We are proud to be the second oldest hot air balloon festival in the US, Carolina BalloonFest attracts 30,000-35,000 spectators who arrive from the greater Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Greensboro metro areas of central North Carolina, as well as surrounding growing communities and United States... Contact Us, today!
Flat & Fast course running along
'Life in the Carolinas' with Carl White