We are Statesville, North Carolina and we are proud of our 250 year history, tightly woven tales of our land, our resources, our people, and our spirit.

Founded by pioneers who were drawn to our fertile soil and abundant water, we were built around the grounds of the Fourth Creek Meeting House. Soon after, we became the gateway to the frontier, as Fort Dobbs was built to protect this rich land from the vast unknown.

We are proud to be the quintessential North Carolina community in the middle of one of the world’s most dynamic regions.

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Most any day can be an adventure in Statesville, NC.

You don't have to wait for an event to take a hot air balloon ride in Statesville, NC.  Local balloon pilots are scheduling flights twice a day, weather permitting, seven days a week, all year ‘round. You can choose a sunrise flight at dawn or a sunset flight, about two hours before the sun goes down—the best times of day for ballooning, when the winds are usually calm. There’s no better way to start or end your day!

How high would you like to fly? On a clear day you can see up to 50 miles —see the Brushy Mountains, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Pilot Mountain, and hear the creek gurgling beneath the branches! Most any day can be an adventure!

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Statesville, NC - Where it all comes together!  

From 1,000 Feet The Drew Egerton StoryDrew Egerton is a second-generation hot air balloon pilot with an extraordinary resum...
The Daniel Sasser Story“Ballooning has always been a distraction from everyday stress. It’s fun and puts thi...
Fourth Creek Brewing Co. Jonathan and Krystyn Nobinger have been brewing their own beer since 2012, and in 2018...
The Sean Richardson StoryMaking people’s dreams and wishes come true...meeting fun, adventurous people…traveli...
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Zootastic Park: An Adventure At The ZooLions and Tigers and Monkeys, Oh My! Have you ever held a monkey or fed a tiger? You c...
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The Patrick Grogan StoryFor Patrick Grogan, it all started in Statesville at the National Balloon rally 30 ye...
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Red Buffalo Brewing Co.By Catherine Diehl Take a step into one of Statesville’s breweries, Red Buffalo B...
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Balloonist Dream Of A LifetimeDebbie Swing retired in 2019, but unlike many, her dream-of-a-lifetime continues to ke...
Xscape To StatesvilleEscape rooms are creating a new type of entertainment - one that is active and challen...
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When Ballooning Is A Family Affair By Kristie Darling Dave Litton is a natural born teacher. He’s a handsome Teddy bear ...
Keep Your Eye On Statesville’s Youngest Hot Air Balloon ... Serendipity can be an amazing thing. For Duncan Dunavant, a chance happening upon a ho...
Statesville, North Carolina: Hot Air Balloon Capital Of... by Kristie Darling Statesville has had a passionate love affair with hot air balloons...
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Statesville’s Newest Balloon Pilot!By Kristie Darling Very often, the most amazing things about a person are the passi...
31 Fun And Unique Things To Do In Statesville And Iredel... From North Carolina history to hot air balloons, Statesville is a wonderful small-town...
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Scupper What?Scupper-what? Repeat after us: "Scup-per-nong." Don't forget that final "n"—the word r...