Appling County Bicentennial Festival
November 9-11, 2018
Appling County is very excited to turn 200 years old this year! We will be celebrating with a festival to be held on November 9-11, 2018. Chock-full of activities, that include Hot Air Balloon Rides, the musical stylings of Kendra Welch, The Swingin' Medallians and The Chris Mitchell Band.
The festival will feature arts and crafts, kids games and rides, Corn Hole Tournament, Pedal Cart Racing, various types of food, hot air balloon tether rides, and in the evening a breathtaking Hot Air Balloon "Glow".
Entry Fee $5
*FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ARE ADDRESSED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.*
6PM- Kendra Welch
7PM-Chris Mitchell Band
6:30pm: Balloon Glow
Join us for a breathtaking site as 10 Hot Air Balloons light up, creating breathtaking and magical "Glow".
7AM: Hot Air Balloon Flight
8AM: Gate Open
5PM: Hot Air Balloon Flight
6:30PM: Balloon Glow
10PM: Festival Fireworks
10:30AM: Community Church Service
2PM: Veterans Service
3PM: Cake/Cupcake Awards Presentation
3:30PM: Stage Entertainment
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is a tethered ride?: Tethered rides are where the balloon is attached to the ground with a rope. The balloon will rise, linger a few minutes, and then come back down.
How long is a tethered ride?: Tethered rides are brief, lasting approximately 2-3 minutes.
Can I bring my own cooler?: Sorry no coolers allowed. We will have a variety of food, drink, and dessert vendors on site to help appease your appetite.
Can I bring lawn chairs for the concert area?: Bleacher seating is available under the covered concert pavilion, but you are welcome to bring your own lawn chair if you prefer.
Will tethered rides be available both Saturday and Sunday?: Yes, tethered rides will be available both days. However, if all the balloons get booked for flights in advance, tethered rides wont commence until all the balloons come back to the festival site after their flights. However, most likely some balloons will fly and some will remain to tether.
Is parking free?: Yes
Are pets allowed?: Sorry, not pets please.
What hotels are in Baxley?: We have two budget motels in Baxley. Key West Inn and Budget Host Inn. Peripheral towns are Hazlehurst, (20 minutes away), Alma (20 minutes away) , Vidalia (40 minutes) , Jesup (35 minutes)