Carolina BalloonFest 2018
OCTOBER 19, 20 & 21
CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER FREE ADMISSION
FREE parking for all patrons is located at the Troutman Park & Ride, at the Iredell County Fairgrounds, located at 630 N. Main St, Troutman, NC 28166 with free charter bus shuttle rides to and from the festival on Saturday and Sunday. No shuttle rides are available on Friday. On Friday, free parking will be available on-site at 531 Old Airport Road, near the Statesville Regional Airport. Parking for Friday will open by 2:30 p.m.; the event begins at 3 p.m. For on-site parking during Saturday and Sunday, a General Admission Parking Pass will be available for $10 per day; a VIP Parking Pass will be available for $20 per day (see website for map and more details). During Saturday and Sunday, free on-site parking for Handicap patrons will be available on-site at 531 Old Airport Road. However, this on-site parking is first-come, first-serve. Our charter buses located at the Park and Ride are also handicap accessible.
BRING CASH. 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 displays, tethered rides and balloon flights are weather dependent. The decision to inflate hot air balloons is made just prior to a scheduled ballooning activity.
HOT AIR BALLOONS ONLY LAUNCH TWICE DAILY ~ EARLY MORNING & LATE AFTERNOON. Many attractions and family-friendly activities are scheduled throughout the day for your enjoyment between early morning and late afternoon launch times!
PERMITTED ITEMS. Blankets, chairs, cameras. ITEMS NOT ALLOWED. Pets, coolers, weapons, drones, pop-up canopies. Search activities will be in progress.
REFUND POLICY. Carolina BalloonFest is a RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. Carolina BalloonFest Tickets are NON-Refundable. A portion of proceeds raised through our annual hot air balloon festival is distributed to local nonprofit organizations. National Balloon Rally Charities, Inc. is an incorporated 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all contributions are tax deductible. Our mission is to continue the heritage of hot air ballooning in Iredell County, spotlight the community of Statesville and donate a percentage of Carolina BalloonFest proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.
OFFICIAL Carolina BalloonFest Information at CarolinaBalloonFest.com