FESTivities

Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest offers you more than hot air balloons. With live entertainment, a kids’ village, the wine garden, and more, there’s fun to be had by all who attend.

Kid's Fair

Balloons aren’t the only thing your kids will love! The kid’s fair is free to all children and has inflatable bounce houses, games, and obstacle courses.

Food Trucks

Hungry? Don’t worry – 20 food trucks with tons of different offerings will be available to you! ATMs will be availble on the property if you need cash.

Balloon Rides

Tethered balloon rides are available for purchase at the festival. Untethered rides are available for purchase in advance only.

Live Music

Enjoy local artists at our main stage! Watch the balloons drift through the air as you listen to talented artists and bands.

Antique Tractor Show

Here in East Tennessee, who doesn’t love a good tractor show? The Smoky Mountain Antique Engine and Tractor Association will have antique tractors of all kinds on display both Saturday and Sunday!

Pilot Q & A

Meet the pilots at the pilot Q&A! Walk among the balloons baskets and ask the pilot questions about hot air ballooning. Kids can collect pilot trading cards from different pilots. They’ll keep these as cherished keepsakes for years to come.

Nightly Balloon Glow

If you’ve never seen a “balloon glow,” you’re in for a treat! After dark, the balloons light up their interior as the band plays fun music. It’s an amazing show!

Nine Lakes Wine Garden

East Tennessee has the best wines in our state!  Join ten local Tennessee wineries tasting dozens of award-winning wines.

Tickets for wine tasting are $20/person and can be purchased in advance or on site.

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.

2820 Brethren Church Road
White Pine, TN

865-674-5276