2014 Hot Air Balloon Festival - Statesville, NC

Carolina BalloonFest 2014

October 19, 2014 0 Comments
After 3 years of missing this Festival,
 that takes place every year in Statesville, NC
around the middle of October,
we finally made it!
BUT it was not such an easy feat this year!
It took us 3 hours in traffic, and about a mile walk in just to get there.
At least it was a gorgeous Autumn day to be out.
Not a single cloud to be found…
Then we received the unfortunate news that the balloons would not be flying due to “wind”.
Since we were starving and needed to stretch our legs,
we decided to stick around anyway.
And fortunately, the balloons did inflate and start to glow around dusk. 🙂
We got lucky.
MAYBE next year we’ll see them fly.
Although, in all honesty, I’m not sure the traffic, food, or variability of the weather is worth it.
I think with some more planning and experience
we will do what we saw many other brilliant people doing…
Packing a cooler, some chairs, and finding a good vantage point
(away from the festival)
to watch the balloons fly.


I'm Rose. Nice to meet you! :) I'm a Southern transplant from the Northeast. I have two fur baby pups, Pippa and Watson, and the best partner a girl could ever ask for, Paul. I'm a believer of making the most of every moment. As much as I might try to slow down, busy seems to me my word. I'm a busy person, with a busy mind, and a ever growing list of things to do, places to go, books to read, recipes to make, and things to learn! I started this blog in the winter of 2013 as a way to allow family and friends {800+ miles away} to be a part of our lives. It's also served as a creative outlet for me to share projects, photos, travel, passions, thoughts, and a couple recipes. Being a first time home owner, we've been on a quest to transform our cookie cutter house into a home. ❤ I hope you enjoy this creative space.