Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest 2023


October 28 - 02:00 pm


October 29 - 08:00 pm

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Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest

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Shrader Family Farm | Jefferson County, TN

295 West Dumplin Valley Road, Dandridge, TN 37725

Dandridge, TN, US, 37725

Family friendly, two day hot air balloon festival in East TN! Enjoy food, drinks, hot air balloons, kids fair, and more!

Join us for the 2023 Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest!

  • Saturday, October 28: 2 – 8 PM
  • Sunday, October 29: 2 – 8 PM

Located in Dandridge, TN, right next to Jefferson County High School.

The Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest is East TN’s premier balloon festival! We host between 15-20 hot air balloons from all around the country. The Shrader Farm is nestled between Jefferson County High School and the Patriot Academy, off Interstate 40 at Exit 417.

Come enjoy family fun like:

  • kids fair booths & inflatables
  • food trucks
  • live music
  • antique tractor show
  • craft & artisan vendors
  • tethered and untethered balloon rides
  • a nightly hot air balloon “glow”

PLUS, adults can enjoy:

  • local wine & craft beer tasting*
  • VIP, “Elevated Experience” tickets with catered food, local wine, spectacular views, a tethered balloon ride, and tented seating*
  • VIP, “morning ascension” mimosa breakfast*

*these tickets are add-ons and require an ID for guests 21 & older*


  • Gates will open at 1 PM each day
  • Festival begins at 2 PM
  • Balloons do not fly until 3-4 PM, weather dependent
  • The festival ends at 8pm each night after the Nightly “Balloon Glow”

Join our email list to find out when balloon rides and tickets go on sale!

Vendors, volunteers, and sponsorship information can be found on our website:

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