Free Parking

During the weekend, FREE parking for all patrons is located at the Park & Ride, at the Iredell County Fairgrounds, located at 630 N. Main St, Troutman, NC 28166.

FREE, rotating Charter Bus shuttle services to BalloonFest all weekend.
​FRIDAY October 15 ♦ opens from 2 PM until The End of Festival
♦ FREE Shuttle Service continuously running
♦ Shuttle stops near BalloonFest admission gate
♦ Return Shuttle Service continuously running to Park & Ride until festival close 8:30 PM.

​SATURDAY October 16 ♦ opens from 6:30 AM until The End of Festival
♦ FREE Shuttle Service continuously running
♦ Shuttle stops near BalloonFest admission gate
♦ Return Shuttle Service continuously running to Park & Ride until festival close 8:30 PM.

SUNDAY October 17 ♦ opens from 6:30 AM until The End of Festival
♦ FREE Shuttle Service continuously running
♦ Shuttle stops near BalloonFest admission gate
♦ Return Shuttle Service continuously running to Park & Ride until festival close 6:00 PM.

On-Site Parking Information

FRIDAY October 14 ♦ 2 PM – The End of Festival
♦ On-site parking available via General Admission Parking Pass for $10. Pass will park patrons in upper field adjacent to festival.
♦ On-site parking available via VIP Parking Pass for $20. Pass will park patrons near taxiway with private entry and exit point for more accessibility to the festival.

​SATURDAY October 15 ♦ 6:30 AM – The End of Festival
♦ On-site parking available via General Admission Parking Pass for $10. Pass will park patrons in upper field adjacent to festival.
♦ On-site parking available via VIP Parking Pass for $20. Pass will park patrons near taxiway with private entry and exit point for more accessibility to the festival.

SUNDAY October 16 ♦ 6:30 AM – To End of Festival
♦ On-site parking available via General Admission Parking Pass for $10. Pass will park patrons in upper field adjacent to festival.
♦ On-site parking available via VIP Parking Pass for $20. Pass will park patrons near taxiway with private entry and exit point for more accessibility to the festival.
For safety and exit clearance, NO ROADSIDE PARKING near the festival site. Vehicles will be towed where NO PARKING signs are posted. No walk-in guests admitted.

General Admission Parking Pass and VIP Parking Pass are available for purchase per day.

BUY PARKING PASSES HERE.

Handicap Parking

A designated parking lot for guests with special needs is located at 531 Old Airport Road on a first-come, first serve basis. This parking lot will be located in the lower field next to the festival (see map above).

A special festival pass is not needed; a standard handicap parking pass is acceptable.

Our festival is held in a grass field – NOT paved.

​Handicap accessible shuttles will also be available at the Park & Ride, located at the Iredell County Fairgrounds, to shuttle patrons back and forth to the festival. The fairgrounds is located at 630 N. Main St., Troutman.

Motorcycle Parking

The Carolina BalloonFest welcomes our motorcycle patrons!

FREE Designated Motorcycle parking is located in the lower field at 531 Old Airport Road, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

​Parking is also available at the Iredell County Fair Grounds, Troutman Park & Ride, located at ​630 N Main St, Troutman.

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