Festival Info

The Tarheel Balloon Festival is hosted at the Barn at Lloyd's Dairy on an 800 acre farm at the merge of Interstates 40 and 85.  The venue is located directly between Raleigh and Greensboro.  The festival will help to raise funds for our new 37 acre park we're building near Gravelly Hill Middle School.  The festival will feature hot air balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, morning and evening glow events, antique aircraft displays, paraglide airshow and all types of arts/ craft and food vendors.  Ticket sales will open one month prior to the event.  Our event will follow all current local Covid-19 guidelines to keep our vendors and visitors safe. (EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE)


Festival Schedule

(subject to change)

November 5th (Friday)

Vendor Village opens at 2:00pm

Military Aircraft Display open all day 2:00pm - dark

Afternoon Flights - 4:30pm

November 6th (Saturday) 

Morning Flights - 8:00am

Vendor Village opens at 8:00am

Morning Paraglide Air Show - 9:00am

Military Aircraft Display open all day 8:00am- dark

Afternoon Flights - 4:30pm

Glow Event - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

November 7th (Sunday)

Morning Flights - 7:00 am

Vendor Village opens at 7:00 am

Military Aircraft Display open all day 7:00am - Noon

Note: Your daily tickets can be used any time that day. Once you have entered you can't reenter on the same ticket.  

Opening Hours

Friday 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00pm

 Sunday 8am-Noon

Funfair logo

The Fair’s Map


227 North Lloyds Dairy Road

Efland, NC 27243

Get to know your way around the festival


Parking options are VIP parking onsite and off-site shuttle services for general ticket holders.

Vendor Village

We will have a good variety of onsite food trucks, arts & craft and general merchandise vendors for your enjoyment.  

Ticket Options

We have two options for admission tickets: 


*  We offer VIP admission tickets which includes onsite parking for $25 (which includes everyone in a standard 4-6 person vehicle).   Admission for larger vehicles need to contact us direct at info@tarheelballoonfestival.com.


*  The other option for admission tickets is for general admission at $10 per person and this parking will be offsite and shuttled in throughout the days last bus leaves at 8:45. 


*  Due to weather conditions balloon flights will be sold closer to the event. 


*  Due to weather conditions tethered balloon rides will only be sold onsite. 

* No tickets are refundable after 10:00am on October 23rd, 2021.