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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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.