Welcome to 47th Flow Carolina BalloonFest!

Relax under Carolina blue skies between early morning and late afternoon balloon launches. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to relax and enjoy the cool autumn days with your friends and family! Live music on the main stage, tethered balloon rides, Artisan Village, Kids Zone, NC wine & craft beer garden, great festival foods and much more!

BUY TICKETS HERE!


 

Friday, October 14

♦ Gates Open 3:00 P.M.

♦ Kids Zone 3:00-7:00 P.M.
Inflatables* & Magic Shows Free! Bungee Jump ($7), Walk-In Balloon* ($2)!
*inflatables & walk-in balloon are weather-dependent

♦ NC Wine & Craft Beer Garden 3:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Remember: Tasting tickets can only be purchased if the patron is wearing an age-verified wristband. Must have license presence. Cash only.

♦ Main Stage Entertainment 3:00 – 8:15 P.M.
The 2022 Main Stage entertain is sponsored by Wells Fargo.

♦ Mass Ascension Launch Window 4:00 – 5:30 P.M.
Hot Air Balloons Fly Out of the Festival Grounds*
*The Flight Director, Safety Officer and Pilots-in-Command may change schedule or cancel due to weather or safety concerns.

♦ Evening Balloon Glow Window​ 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Hot Air Balloons return to the Festival Grounds to inflate & display at dusk*
*The Flight Director, Safety Officer and Pilots-in-Command may change schedule or cancel due to weather or safety concerns.

♦ Gates Close 8:30 P.M.


Saturday, October 15 

♦ Gates Open 7:00 A.M.

Hot Air Balloon Competition Launch Window 8:00 – 9:30 A.M.
Hot Air Balloons fly over Festival Grounds performing aspects of a pre-determined competition*
*The Flight Director, Safety Officer and Pilots-in-Command may change schedule or cancel due to weather or safety concerns.

♦ Kids Zone 9:00 A.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Inflatables* & Magic Shows Free! Bungee Jump ($7), Walk-In Balloon* ($2)!
*inflatables & walk-in balloon are weather-dependent
– Mr. Marvel’s Magic Show 11:30 A.M.
– The Interactive Theatre of Jef 1:00 P.M.
– Mr. Marvel’s Magic Show 2:00 P.M.
– The Interactive Theatre of Jef 3:00 P.M.
– Mr. Marvel’s Magic Show 4:00 P.M.

♦ Main Stage Entertainment 10:00 A.M. – 8:15 P.M.

♦ NC Wine & Craft Beer Garden 11:00 A.M. – 7 P.M.
Remember: Tasting tickets can only be purchased if the patron is wearing an age-verified wristband. Must have license presence. Cash only.

♦ Skydiving Exhibition 1:45 P.M.

♦ Pilot Meet & Greet 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Meet our pilots! To see if any rides or available, to ask questions, or if you’re just curious, meet & greet some of our pilots in the launch field.

♦ Mass Ascension Launch Window 4:00 – 5:30 P.M.
Hot Air Balloons Fly Out of the Festival Grounds*
*The Flight Director, Safety Officer and Pilots-in-Command may change schedule or cancel due to weather or safety concerns.

♦ Evening Balloon Glow Window 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Hot Air Balloons return to the Festival Grounds to inflate & display at dusk*
*The Flight Director, Safety Officer and Pilots-in-Command may change schedule or cancel due to weather or safety concerns.

♦ Gates Close 8:30 P.M.


Sunday, October 16 

Military Appreciation Day (Sponsored by Home Paramount Pest Control)
Thank you Veterans and Active Military Service Men & Women! Free Admission with your Military Service Card/ID

Gates Open 7:00 A.M.
Hot Air Balloon Competition Launch Window 8:00 – 9:30 A.M.
Hot Air Balloons fly over Festival Grounds performing aspects of a pre-determined competition*
*The Flight Director, Safety Officer and Pilots-in-Command may change schedule or cancel due to weather or safety concerns.

♦ Kids Zone 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Inflatables* & Magic Shows Free! Bungee Jump ($7), Walk-In Balloon* ($2)!
*inflatables & walk-in balloon are weather-dependent
– Mr. Marvel’s Magic Show 12:00 P.M.
– The Interactive Theatre of Jef 1:00 P.M.
– Mr. Marvel’s Magic Show 2:00 P.M.
– The Interactive Theatre of Jef 3:00 P.M.
– Mr. Marvel’s Magic Show 4:00 P.M.

♦ Main Stage Entertainment 10:00 A.M. – 6 P.M.

♦ NC Wine & Craft Beer Garden 10:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Remember: Tasting tickets can only be purchased if the patron is wearing an age-verified wristband. Must have license presence. Cash only.

♦ Pilot Meet & Greet 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Meet our pilots! To see if any rides or available, to ask questions, or if you’re just curious, meet & greet some of our pilots in the launch field.

♦ Mass Ascension Launch Window 4:00 – 5:30 P.M.
Hot Air Balloons Fly Out of the Festival Grounds*
*The Flight Director, Safety Officer and Pilots-in-Command may change schedule or cancel due to weather or safety concerns.

Gates Close 6:00 P.M.

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