Elevated Experience

The "Elevated Experience" at the LOTS Balloon Fest:

About the festival:
15 hot air balloons, 50 craft & artisan vendors, an antique tractor show, kids fair, live music, wine garden, beer garden, & more! 

Dandridge, TN, October 22 & 23, 2022 from 2-8pm each day.

Join us for an elevated experience with the advance purchase of a limited number of tickets that includes elevated tented seating with optimal balloon viewing, wine tasting, and more. Keep scrolling to read about this incredible opportunity.

Tickets are $120 per person for a one day pass.
Must be 21 & older to participate.

*Tickets includes one all-weekend pass.


Snapshot of food boards in the elevated experience tent


Buddy’s Custom Catering will provide:

  • lamb lollipops
  • beef tenderloin on focaccia bread crostini
  • prosciutto wrapped asparagus
  • fresh melon and prosciutto di parma skewers
  • fried cheese curds
  • chocolate dipped bacon
  • drink bar
  • ice cream bar
  • bite sized brownies
Snapshot of food boards in the elevated experience tent


Nine Lakes Wine Country will provide:

  • a selection of local, white wines
  • a selection of local, red wines
Snapshot of food boards in the elevated experience tent



  • an elevated view of the festival (Elevated Experience tent is situated on a hill, overlooking the entire festival
  • tables, chairs,  and beautiful decorations
  • a 90′ foot tent covering the entire experience with bistro lighting
  • the EE is the ONLY seated area in the festival
What comes with a ticket?

Each $120 ticket comes with a one day entrance to the Elevated Experience tent. You choose either Saturday or Sunday. Inside the tent, you receive catered food, drinks, and comfortable seating from which to enjoy the festival. 

Each $120 ticket also comes with a two day ticket to the regular festival area. You will receive a two day wristband at the ticketing gate. 

Is there special parking?

No. However, we have shuttles running throughout the festival that can take you to and from the Elevated Experience tent.

Does this ticket come with a balloon ride?

No. However, you can buy a tethered ride at the festival. Tethered rides are first come, first served, cash only. www.lotsballoonfest.com/balloon-rides/

What are the hours?

The Elevated Experience tent is open from 2-8pm.

What kind of food and wine will be there?

Buddy’s Custom catering will provide the food (see above for menu) and Nine Lakes Wine Country will provide wine from local wineries. 

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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.

295 W. Dumplin Valley Rd.
Dandridge, TN 37725