2019 Carolina BalloonFest

From 18 October 2019 to 20 October 2019
in Statesville, NC, United States
2 Reviews
2019 Carolina BalloonFest 2019 Carolina BalloonFest


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  • City: Statesville, NC

  • Country: United States

  • Date: From 18 October 2019 to 20 October 2019

  • Hours: FRIDAY: 3 PM - 8:30 PM SATURDAY: 7 AM - 8:30 PM SUNDAY: 7 AM - 6 PM

  • Organizer: National Balloon Rally Charities

  • Website: www.carolinaballoonfest.com

  • Contact Person: Bud Welch

  • Phone: 704 818 3307

  • Tags: Carolina, Carolina BalloonFest, North Carolina, Statesville

  • Email: Contact Us on Email

Rain or Shine... Carolina BalloonFest is open October 18-20, 2019

Hot Air Balloon Flights are scheduled twice daily; early morning & late afternoon. 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 the scheduled ballooning activity. Due to limited entrance points into our festival, guests are to review festival parking options via the website. On-site parking can be purchased in advance or patrons can take advantage of the FREE charter-bus shuttle system, which transports guests and their items (chairs, bags, strollers, etc.) on a 10-minute ride to the festival. Shuttle parking is located at 630 N. Main St, Troutman, NC. Due to the weather-dependent ballooning events, tickets are non-refundable. However, the festival also hosts live, all-day entertainment on 2 stages, a kids zone, artisan & marketplace village, NC wine & craft beer garden, an on-site circus, and so much more. The Carolina BalloonFest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which donates a portion of its proceeds back to the community on an annual basis.


Worst Hot Air Balloon Festival Ever (20 October 2019)

This was the worse organized event ever, signs to parking were horrible as well as signs to the entrance of the event. Once in, two hot air balloons were up and only for 20 minutes. It was not windy nor was it raining. This was on the Saturday of the event at noon. Drove 5 hours for this event to spend it with my two year old and five year old grandsons. In one hour the five year old said "Let's go home". It was a pitiful excuse for a Hot Air Balloonfest, I have heard so many good things about it and I was highly disappointed. Time and money wasted. Will not return.

Review by Priscilla Butler

Just disappointed (20 October 2019)

We have been coming to the festival for 20 years , and this was the worst music you have ever invited to the show . Not sure who was in charge of that this year versus all the previous years . But we was leaving around 5 or so when. They were only blowing up all the balloons. Need to reconsider those musical performances. Something was definitely different this year . We had 2 days of tickets ordered and we are driving home tonight . Just disappointed

Review by Bill


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