Balloons aren’t the only thing your kids will love! The kid’s fair is free to all children and has inflatable bounce houses, games, and obstacle courses.
Tethered balloon rides are available for purchase at the festival. Untethered rides are available for purchase in advance only.
Antique Tractor Show
Here in East Tennessee, who doesn’t love a good tractor show? The Smoky Mountain Antique Engine and Tractor Association will have antique tractors of all kinds on display both Saturday and Sunday!
Pilot Q & A
Meet the pilots at the pilot Q&A! Walk among the balloons baskets and ask the pilot questions about hot air ballooning. Kids can collect pilot trading cards from different pilots. They’ll keep these as cherished keepsakes for years to come.
Nightly Balloon Glow
If you’ve never seen a “balloon glow,” you’re in for a treat! After dark, the balloons light up their interior as the band plays fun music. It’s an amazing show!
East Tennessee has the best wines in our state! Join ten local Tennessee wineries tasting dozens of award-winning wines.
Tickets for wine tasting are $25/person and can be purchased in advance or on site.
Craft Beer Tasting
Love local beer? Local breweries are bringing beer tasting to the festival this year!
Craft beer tasting tickets are $25/person and can be purchased in advance or on site.
We have several VIP experiences to choose from. Upgrade your tickets to include wine tasting or beer tasting. Or splurge and come to our “Elevated Experience” – a luxury ticket that includes tented seating, catering buffet, local wine, a tethered balloon ride, VIP parking, and Saturday and Sunday general admission tickets. Want to watch balloons fly during the sunrise? Check out our “Morning Ascension Breakfast.”
Get in Touch
There are so many ways to become involved with the festival. Sign up to be a volunteer, learn about our sponsorship opportunities, or donate to the festival.