Carolina Balloon Fest in Statesville, NC

I am posting this for my friend Patricia with Ground Zero Singles.

You can find her site on meetup.com if you have questions.

Join us for the 40th anniversary of the Carolina Balloon Fest in Statesville, NC. I know this event is a long time away but got so excited to announce it now so everyone knows about it in advance!! Some of us went last year and spent most of the day there and had a blast!! All day festival includes - Saturday balloon glow, live music entertainment, kids activities, market place for shopping, food venders, NC Wine and craft beer tasting and hot air balloon rides. We enjoyed sampling wine from local vineyards and you can get special deals during the event.  This is a family event so please feel free to bring children!! Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted but no pets or coolers please!!!

There is limited on site parking so we may want to carpool. The gates open at 7am and close at 830pm. As the date gets closer we will plan on the best time to get there. Tickets are $10 for an adult, $5 for kids 6 to 12 years old , and free for kids under 5.

Please check out their website for more information - http://www.carolinaballoonfest.com

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  • Dave

    No balloons up since it rained!

    October 19, 2013

    • Laura C.

      Hey Dave, I JUST saw your response to my question about where exactly this group was meeting. Thank you for your response! I'm sorry I didn't get to go. I'll try again.

      October 19, 2013

  • Rosemary C.

    I plan to meet y'all there. This is my first time with this group. Hoping to make new friends!

    October 18, 2013

  • Pam R.

    Hi everyone - what time are we meeting and also this is my first time.... how will I know the group when I see them. Thanks - very excited to have fun and make friends.

    October 18, 2013

    • Pam R.

      Thanks Patricia ... I actually am bringing someone...

      October 18, 2013

    • Pam R.

      :-)

      October 18, 2013

  • barbara

    I met your group last year at this event.. I am going with my group "Anything's Possible" Where are you going to be?

    October 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We will be at the same place as last year - half way down the hill (to get a good vantage point) at the first parking area. See you there, Barbara! I remember the gorgeous picture of you on the haystack watching the balloons taking off! With wind in your hair! SOOOO beautiful! Maybe Rick will take an even better picture of you this year! He is awesome!

      October 18, 2013

  • David B.

    Hi Everone.I just foud out I have to work till 11 .Can someone Please give me a call/text to let me know where the group is .Looking forward to it[masked]-2063.Thanks Dave

    October 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      David, just text me when you get there. [masked]-2699. We usually park at the first parking spots and it will be the top of the hill. Go down halfway on the hill towards the band area and we will be "staked out" there! But I WILL answer your text. I keep my cellphone on my hip in my jeans pocket. So you WILL find us! And you WILL have a great time and meet some new, awesome friends!

      October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If anybody needs a ride from the Belmont area (West CLT, Mount Holly, Gastonia, Stanley, Belmont) I will be leaving for the Balloon Fest tomorrow very early.. I will be at the Chic-Fil-A on 273 (first exit from CLT on I85) parking lot for a short while to collect any others who want to attend and ride with me. My Honda Pilot holds 8 people. I will be there early (leave from my home at 8:00 AM). But warning - I will stay until the bitter end since I am the organizer of this Meetup. Hehehehe! Call me or text me at[masked] and I will respond.

    October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know if dogs are allowed? I didn't go last year because I was told no dogs and I just adopted a new puppy. But I have heard that plenty of people brought their dogs. Any insight is greatly appreciated!

    October 14, 2013

    • Marie

      check the website Alexandra but I believe I have seen dogs there before.

      October 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I called them this morning and they DO NOT allow dogs at the Balloon Fest. But I may have reached the wrong party. Please check for yourself, Alexandra, and correct me if I am wrong.

      October 16, 2013

  • Tina

    What time is the group planning to arrive on Saturday?

    October 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am attempting to be there early because the parking is difficult. There are plenty of fields in which to park but it is easy to get lost when you come back to find your car. Plus the traffic is very congested. It actually opens at 7:00. I hope to be there by 9:00 and stay until the bitter end. It IS a long but fun day! BRING A LAWN CHAIR or a BLANKET! I will spend a lot of the time at the wine tasting or up on the hill with all the members! Call me, Tina if you need help finding us! My number is in these comments.

      2 · October 14, 2013

  • Janice f.

    I have only been to one Over 40 meet up but I will definitely be at the ballon fest! If you see me introduce yourself, I'm a little on the shy side til you get to know me! I should look a little better than the picture especially without the squint! LOL Hope to talk to you soon.

    October 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Why don't you text me when you get there and I will let you know where we are staked out! It would be nearly impossible in the couple thousand attendees to find you. My cell # is[masked]

      October 14, 2013

  • Lena

    I have this posted on the womens social meet up site I help manage and we'll be going too! :-)

    July 15, 2013

    • Lena

      Ok sounds good Patricia, will do! We're meeting there at 12 then going to walk around, eat, shop, get a drink then go back to our chairs. I'll text you that morning so you'll have my cell #, thanks.

      1 · September 29, 2013

    • Lena

      BTW, I have 23 RSVP's :-)

      1 · September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be going on Friday, it's still a lot of fun, u still have all the beautiful hotair balloons, but its considerably less crowded and it's usually sponsored so it's free. If ur going on Saturday take a chair or blanket for seating and get there early. Take my word for it, we went around 2pm and were stuck in dead-locked traffic for close to THREE HOURS! We couldn't turn around because we had kids in the car. The hot air balloon festivals are one of my favorite things to do!

    Here's the schedule link: http://www.carolinaballoonfest.com/2013_schedule_carolina_balloonfest.html

    September 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, definitely get there as early as you can and remember where you parked!!! Try to leave a little early. If you stay til the very end yes, you WILL encounter massive exiting traffic.

      September 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Kesh for the link!!!

      September 2, 2013

  • Samantha

    My son and I are planning on attending this. Would be great to meet up.

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks like a lot of fun. Is anyone by chance carpooling from Huntersville or Cornelius?

    August 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be in Mooresville. So we could carpool.

      August 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That sound ds great Dena

      August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody interested w Deloris? Where do you live, D?

    July 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      In carpooling I mean, lol!

      July 30, 2013

    • Dolores

      I live just off exit 28

      July 31, 2013

  • Dolores

    I'd like to go if we can carpool!

    July 27, 2013

  • Trudy Y.

    I love the LKN area. I am very excited about meeting new friends in my area!

    July 13, 2013

  • Jill

    Will take my 12 year son with me. We love balloon fest. we used to live in NM where its the biggest around

    1 · July 11, 2013

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