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Memorial Day Weekend - May 26th-29th 2023

2023 First Fruits Farm Memorial Balloon Festival

THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2022 A SUCCESSFUL EVENT!

When you see an American Flag - Remember the Heros who died for it - We'll see you back on the farm 5/26-29/2023.
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2595 E River Road Louisburg, NC, 27549

Our Mission

To remember our fallen military Heroes throughout the weekend in a real and deserving way via a safe and family-oriented event by creating a spirit of honor centered on Faith, Patriotism, Perseverance, Service, and Celebration.

There will be a waterfront Memorial Flag Garden at the venue where loved ones can remember our country's greatest Heroes.
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Balloons & Rides

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Festival Schedule

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Venue Map

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Thank you to our sponsors

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When is it?

Memorial Day is a National Holiday celebrated on the last Monday of May each year. Memorial Day calls on the people of the United States to remember and honor those who died in active military service defending our country.

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings, and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.

The First Fruits Farm Memorial Balloon Festival (May 27th-30th 2022) honors those service members who gave all,
and salutes their families.

Where is it?

Founded by Jason and Tay Brown, after Jason left a successful 7-year career in the NFL, to pursue a calling on a different field. First Fruits Farm in Louisburg, NC is a 1000-acre farm with a vision to sow seeds of Love in North Carolina and beyond.
2595 E River Rd, Louisburg, NC

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Schedule

Memorial Day is a Day of Reflection
Join us for Closing Ceremonies
No Balloons, Stage Entertainment, Rides on Monday

Mid-Way

From Hot Air Balloons to aerial acts, here's all the info about events happening in the air.
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Mid-Way

Main Stage

From Hot Air Balloons to aerial acts, here's all the info about events happening in the air.
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Main Stage

In the Air

From Hot Air Balloons to aerial acts, here's all the info about events happening in the air.
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In the Air

Memorial Flag Garden

Plant a flag to commemorate your heroes
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Memorial Flag Garden

How you can help.

Sponsors

This event is made possible through the generosity of great companies and individuals that believe in the mission of this event - help us continue to grow it.
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Volunteers

People make communities. Communities make this event happen. Get involved and honor our heroes.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets

Visit our Ticket Page for pricing on Ticket Packages and the Gondola Club. Tickets purchased online offer quicker access to the event. Online tickets may come from ThunderTix, please check your spam/junk folder if you received your receipt, but not your tickets.

Tickets are CASH ONLY at the gate.

Gondola Club tickets are not available at the gate.

Parking is $10.00 and not part of General Admission Tickets.

Pets

NO PETS OF ANY KIND ALLOWED  Due to the nature of the event and the number of people we have no pet policy.  LEAVE YOUR PETS AT HOME!

Gate Hours

Friday 5/27: 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 5/28: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 5/29: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday 5/30: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - very limited activity - no balloons, food, vendors, displays or rides)

Balloon Flight Info

Balloon Flights are available on a first-come-first-served basis. You must contact the pilot of your choice directly to make arrangements. 

All of our pilots and their contact information are listed below. If you do not see any contact information for a particular pilot, they are not offering rides. Rides are $275.00 per person. This is non-negotiable.  Payment is made directly to the pilot. 

Go to the Balloon Flight Flag at least 30 minutes prior to your flight time. The pilot will have you sign a waiver before your flight. 

Tethered rides will be offered at $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Cash only. Tethered rides are done on a first-come-first-served basis.  Go to the Tethers Tent for tickets and signing of Waiver.
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First Fruits Farm Memorial Balloon Festival

Coming Memorial Day Weekend
May 27th - 30th, 2022
2595 E River Rd, Louisburg, NC 27549
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