When: Oct. 16-18 2015
If you’re ever planning to go for a ride in a hot air balloon, this is as good of a time as any. Hot air balloons of all colors and designs congregate every year for this annual fest. Whether you experience it in the air or on the ground, it’s a pretty sweet sight to behold — and worth the commute up to Statesville. There’s also a beer tent, live music and activities throughout the three-day event.