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.

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