Do you love hot air balloons? Then you must make it a point to attend this festival! Carolina Balloon Festival is a fun-filled weekend festival that takes place in the 3rd weekend of October, and includes a wide variety of attractions and activities – all revolving around hot air balloons. Taking place every year since 1974, the festival’s main attraction is the colorful and beautiful sight (and sound) of over 50 hot air balloons that launch twice daily against the beautiful autumn weather. There are also other balloon-related activities such as walk-in balloons and tethered balloon rides that can be enjoyed.
There are several that activities have very little to do with balloons as well, from stage magicians and an inflatable-filled Kids’ Zone for the small ones, bungee jump and wall-climbing for the adventurous, as beer and wine tastings for adults looking for a different kind of experience. Needless to say, one can never have a dull time at the Carolina Balloon Festival.
Address: 260 Hangar Dr, Statesville, NC 28677