Carolina BalloonFest is a weekend of family fun with special shapes, 3 mass ascensions, 2 hot air balloon competitions, 2 hot air balloon glows, 2 aerialist circus performances, tethered balloon rides, live entertainment, wine & craft beer garden, kids zone, walk-in balloon, pilot meet & greet, artisan village & marketplace and a variety of festival foods on Eat Street! Bring cameras, blankets and lawn chairs. Hot air balloon flights are scheduled twice daily: early morning & late afternoon. All ballooning activities including static display, tethered rides and balloon flights are weather dependent. The decision to inflate hot air balloons is made just prior to the scheduled ballooning activity.