Hot Air Balloons To Fill The North Carolina Sky Memorial Day Weekend
For some reason as a child, I feel like it was a lot more common to look up and see a hot air balloon from time to time. These days it’s extremely unusual. Though I was in Arizona a few weeks ago and did see one out there. Which by the way that scenery from a hot air balloon has got to be breathtaking. But Memorial Day weekend, you may just look up and see some hot air balloons in the North Carolina sky. This is because of the Fresh Fruits Farm Memorial Balloon Festival taking place that May 27th and 28th. The festival will take place at Fresh Fruits Farm in Louisburg, NC.
The purpose of the festival and the reason it’s held on Memorial Day weekend, is to honor, remember, and celebrate those service members who gave all, and salute their families. And while the balloons are certainly the highlight of the festival they are far from the only things to do. Festival attendees can participate in a variety of activities including:
- Festival Food Court
- Children and Adult Carnival Rides
- Makers Market
- A “Walk In Balloon” for Kids
- Pony Rides/Petting Zoo
- Chainsaw Artists Show
- Musical Acts on the Main Stage
- Hot Air Balloon Rides and Shows
- Nightly Fireworks
Interested in attending? You can get all the info and purchase tickets here. And if you glance up Memorial Day weekend and see hot air balloons in the North Carolina sky, well know you know why!
23 North Carolina Festivals In 2023
Who doesn’t love a good festival? It’s a great excuse to visit a new town across our state. And luckily there is no shortage of engaging festivals taking place in North Carolina in 2023. Whether you’re looking for small-town fun celebrating some of what makes our state great, or huge festivals we’ve got something for you. Many North Carolina festivals celebrate foods that are important to their local area. One celebrates everything North Carolina has to offer. You’ve got arts and crafts vendors, lots and lots of food, beer and wine, rides and other activities for kids, 5Ks, and more.
Events are spread all throughout the state so you’re sure to find one that’s near you. Or if you want an excuse to travel (do you ever really need one?) plan a trip! North Carolina has so much to offer and many of these small towns might be overlooked by you without the draw of these events. Festivals take place throughout the year. So plan a visit this year and experience something new! If you need me I’ll be at the fair food booth trying a new concoction of fried treats. Or shopping from local vendors.