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The One Of A Kind Festival You Won’t Find Anywhere But North Carolina

Once a year something magical happens in Statesville: hundreds of hot air balloons fill the sky and dot the landscape. They’re decked out in multiple colors, sizes, and themes, and this is a once in a lifetime event to witness. The annual Carolina BalloonFest takes place each third weekend October.

Wow, what a unique festival! Have you attended before?

For a different kind of attraction you can visit all spring and summer long, check out this beloved theme park.

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on