Tethered Balloon Rides

$20 per adult, $10 per child (12 years old and under)

Time of operation

6 PM - 9 PM each day of the event. Weather permitting! (See below for required weather) If the weather allows us to start a little earlier then we will try.

What is a Tethered Balloon Ride?

Tethering means the balloon is securely anchored to the ground via a series of high-tensile strength ropes and carabineers. Then the hot air balloon ascends to a predetermined height above the ground and crowd to a height of 50′ or less. During a tether ride, passengers climb aboard the aircraft for a short ride. This is ideal for people with fears of flying or heights.

Adults are NOT permitted to hold a child in their arms during the tethered ride.

All passengers must be in good health. If you are pregnant, recently released from the hospital, have current broken bones or casts, you will not be able to qualify to purchase a ride. These balloons are not certified by the FAA to carry wheelchairs. The pilot will make the final determination of who may fly!

Weather required for Tethering

Less than 6 mph surface winds, clear skies within 50 miles of the event site, no threat of rain showers.

First Fruits Farm Memorial Balloon Festival

May 25-26, 2024
2595 E River Rd, Louisburg, NC 27549
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