This Magical Hot Air Balloon Glow In North Carolina Will Light Up Your Night

The hottest North Carolina event tickets of the year are now on sale and you won’t want to miss this year’s Carolina Balloonfest in Statesville. For three fun-filled days in October, hot air balloon enthusiasts and operators from all over the world will descend upon the Piedmont for the second oldest balloon festival in America.

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Carolina Balloonfest takes place October 18-20, 2019. Three mass ascensions of more than 50 hot air balloons are scheduled during the festival. For a full schedule of events, see this link on the official website. To purchase single day passes or weekend passes, parking passes, and VIP parking passes, see this link. You can also find more information the official Facebook page! Night Glows are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings. Will you be attending this year? We’d love to know!

Address: 531 Old Airport Road, Statesville, NC, 28677

While you’re in Statesville for this enchanting hot air balloon festival in North Carolina, head 15 miles north to visit this unique cowboy town – where cars are banned and people get around on horseback!