Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Festival


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Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Festival

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 12:30pm to Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 8:30pm

Experience the magic as you behold the splendor of colorful hot air balloons inflated and floating over East Tennessee’s lakes and valleys painted with stunning colors during the peak of Fall Foliage viewing in the Great Smokey Mountains. These marvelous colors of autumn will provide the perfect backdrop for 25 hot air balloons as they ascend above Douglas Lake and provide spectacular views of the surrounding rural countryside and the Great Smoky Mountains. Be part of the magic at Tennessee’s premier Fall Agritourism event and largest Hot Air Balloon Festival!
Chilton Farm in White Pine TN has partnered with regional balloonist and the Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council to bring you Tennessee’s largest Hot Air Balloon Festival, Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Festival. The event will be held over two days, from 1 pm to 8 pm daily. Each day will feature untethered and tethered balloon rides followed by a nightly balloon glow at 6:30 pm. Other planned activities include a food truck court featuring over 20 Food Trucks, live music, children’s activities such as walk-in Hot Air Balloons and kids inflatables, a wine garden, military appreciation day, antique tractor show and artisan craft vendors. This is a rain or shine event and all balloon activities are weather dependent.

The evening sky will come alive with a nightly balloon glow! This is a unique opportunity to see a magnificent display of colors against the backdrop of the breathtaking Smoky Mountain sunset! Here is everything that you need to know about attending Lakeside of the Smokies Hot Air Balloon Festival:
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