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2011 Carolina Balloon Fest in Statesville NC – October 21-23

IMG_0335_1 The Carolina Balloon Fest is the second largest Balloon rally in the country.  Located beside the Statesville Airport, it is a day you won’t soon forget.  Bring your whole family for a weekend of entertainment, food, children’s fun area, artisans, beer and wine tasting, and 50 hot air balloons will entertain you throughout the day.

Bring lawn chairs and blankets (pets & coolers will not be admitted) to enjoy the beautiful Carolina autumn weather as the backdrop to the sights and sounds of colorful hot air balloons, check out the craft vendors and local artwork and make sure not to miss the Wells Fargo Balloon Glow in on Saturday evening.  Bring the kids out the kids zone with a wide variety of bouncers for them to play on and then grab some great food and sit down to enjoy a large variety of bands and local talent on the stage including our own Karla Causey and Burning Bright.

Check out the festival schedule for full details of each day’s events.

Balloon launches are scheduled early morning and the gates open at 7:00am and in the late afternoon between 3:30 – 5:30pm depending on the wind conditions and the weather.

Admission is $10 at the gate and parking is free.  For all you locals out there – Friday is community  New parking arrangements this year which includes satellite areas with buses running to the festival site.

Please visit the Carolina Balloon Fest website at for more information.



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