Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Festival

Hot Air Balloons, Autumn Leaves, and local wineries offering an "elevated experience" will be the highlights of the Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Festival on the Chilton Farm in White Pine, TN. 

Other activities include food trucks, live music, artisan crafts, antique tractor show, demonstrators cooking apple butter, children activities, tethered rides, scheduled untethered rides,and a nightly balloon glow.  

Set against the backdrop of beautiful Douglas Lake and the Smokies, the event is a family friendly venue.  Be sure to bring your chairs or blankets as seating is festival style. 

This is the largest hot air balloon festival in Tennessee!  



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Latitude: 36.064203 Longitude: -83.317358

Event Dates

10/26/2019 – 10/27/2019

Admission Fee (if any)

Parking fee- $20 in advance or $30 on the day of the event covers the admission fee. Tethered and Untethered rides are available for purchase.

Ages Festival is Appropriate For


ADA Accessibility Notes

Venue is ADA accessible. ADA parking is available.

Pet Friendly Notes

Your best friend is welcome to attend, but must be on a leash. Please plan to pick up after your pet.

How to Get There

Chilton, Farm  715 TN-113. White Pine, TN 37890

The farm is easily accessed from I40 and I81.  Watch for the signs.


Is there handicap parking available? Yes, an area has been assigned for handicap parking.

Rhonda Burke, 8/22/2019

I googled Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest; which brought forth several different sights. Each on gives various and conflicting information, I realize this is your first year; but get your act together. Not sure the distance I will have to travel will be worth it. (from PA) Ms. Fry: Thank you for comment.

Mary Anne Fry, 9/16/2019

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