August 17, 2019 - 3:00 pm

Townsend

Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Fest

Townsend, TN

Enjoy a hot air balloon “glow,” and taste Tennessee Wines at the Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival!

Join seven wineries from the Nine Lakes Wine Country for a wine tasting. Your $10 admission to the Wine Garden gets you the chance to taste and purchase from seven award-winning wineries, a free tasting glass, and a free wine tote with purchase. Taste samples and purchase wines by the bottle or by the case. You can even enjoy your wines that day at the festival while you watch the balloon glow.

BRING YOUR VALID ID! You must be 21 or older to taste Tennessee wines.

Balloons begin to inflate at dusk and glow for around an hour. This means balloons are usually up from about 8:00pm to 9:30pm, conditional on weather (if weather does not permit a glow the balloons will perform a candlestick glow).

THE BALLOONS WILL NOT LAUNCH…. THIS IS A BALLOON GLOW EVENT.

Parking for the event is $20 per car online or $25 per car day of the event. We encourage you to pre-purchase parking tickets. Tethered rides (weather permitting) for $20 per person will be sold day of the event.

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