Friday, October 20
Friday Admission $15
Friday General Parking $10
Friday VIP Parking $20
Friday free parking at Troutman Park & Ride
Saturday, October 21
Advanced Purchase Saturday Admission $20
Day of Saturday Admission $25
Saturday General Parking $10
Saturday VIP Parking $20
Saturday free parking at Troutman Park & Ride
Sunday, October 22
Sunday Admission $20
Sunday General Parking $10
Sunday VIP Parking $20
Sunday free parking at Troutman Park & Ride
Weekend Pass October 20-22
Advanced Purchase Weekend Pass $40
Weekend Pass $45
Weekend General Parking $25
Weekend VIP Parking $45
Patron Pass October 20-22
(a VIP festival experience that includes entry to the hospitality tent with access to food and beverage all weekend)
Patron Couple Pass (for two people) $300
Patron Individual Pass $150
Patron Child Pass $25
(ADD ON ticket only for children 6 and up. Children 6 and under receive free entry to hospitality tent with adult patron pass purchase)
*Patron passes include access to VIP parking for the weekend*
Most vendors and beer tickets are cash purchases only. Limited ATM locations; wait times for guest access to cash may occur.
HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHTS / ACTIVITIES ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT.
All ballooning activities including static display, tethered rides and balloon flights are weather dependent. The decision to inflate hot air balloons is made just prior to a scheduled ballooning activity. (Winds & weather may seem calm for ground dwellers while unsafe for air travelers.) LEARN ABOUT BALLOONING
Tickets are non-refundable.
Carolina BalloonFest is a rain or shine event.
Blankets, chairs, cameras, small umbrellas, unopened bottled waters, small snacks (such as crackers, chips).
Items not allowed
Pets, coolers, weapons, drones, pop-up canopies. Search activities will be in progress.
Hot air balloons only launch twice daily
Rain or Shine... Carolina BalloonFest is open October 20-22, 2023!
Hot Air Balloon Flights are scheduled twice daily; early morning & late afternoon. All ballooning activities (including static display, tethered rides and balloon flights) and skydiving exhibition are weather-dependent. The decision to inflate hot air balloons is made just prior to the scheduled ballooning activity. Please note that due to the popularity of our festival, our admissions booths will close when we reach maximum capacity. This is a decision out of our control and made by local law enforcement. Tickets are non-refundable. National Balloon Rally Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit that donates a portion of our festival proceeds to other local nonprofits and surrounding community agencies.
©2023 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 Carolina BalloonFest are distributed to local nonprofit organizations. PO Box 267 ~ Statesville NC 28687