Buy Your Tickets & Parking Pass

Your admission into the hot air balloon festival is free with your parking pass!  Want to take a balloon ride?  Weather permitting, we will have both tethered balloon rides and free-fly balloon rides.  If you are over the age of 21, check out our Nine Lakes Wine Garden.  Taste and purchase a variety of wines from all across the East Tennessee region.

Want to try a bit of everything?  Check out our Elevated Experience VIP Option!  Reserved parking, a tethered balloon ride, wine tasting, local farm-to-table fare, and souvenirs–all wrapped into one price!

This is a RAIN OR SHINE event. There are no refunds for advanced parking ticket purchases.

Here’s how to purchase your tickets:

Step 1: Select the date you’d like to attend
The festival will be 2 days full of beautiful Smoky Mountain leaves, incredible hot air balloons, live music, great wine, and so much more! Just select whether you’ll be attending on October 26th or October 27th.

Step 2: Make sure to purchase your parking ticket first
Whether you’re traveling by motorcycle, RV, or large truck, we’ve got a parking system in place that’ll make getting in and out of the event stress-free! Select the parking pass that works best for you!

Step 3: Customize your experience by purchasing additional tickets
See the beauty of East Tennessee from a hot air balloon, enjoy locally made wine from award-winning wineries located in our region, and so much more!

Finalizing Your Purchase
You will be redirected to our Eventbrite page upon clicking “Order Now” to complete your transaction.


PRINT YOUR TICKET AT HOME – Please bring your printed tickets and have them ready at the gate.  Once our parking crew verifies your ticket you will be directed to your parking spot.

MOBILE TICKET PURCHASES – Your phone can be your ticket! To ensure your ticket is available on your phone, you can take a screen shot of your mobile ticket bar code and save it to your phone.

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