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Carolina BalloonFest isn't the only time you can fly high over Statesville.

Carolina BalloonFest in Statesville (40+ Colorful Years of History and More Coming!)

Carolina BalloonFest is the second-oldest hot air balloon festival in the world and has been running for nearly 50 years. The Statesville-based festival brings in close to 40,000 people to Statesville from all over the country. Balloons fly all weekend, and it is certainly a sight to see. It takes place on the third weekend … Read More

Kenny Pieper Glass is one of many Toe River Artists you should visit!

NC Travel Chat #13: Hanging Out with 3 Wonderful Toe River Artists Inside their Studios

For this episode of NC Travel Chat, we followed up on the previous one, which was with Toe River Arts Executive Director Nealy Andrews. This episode consists of two on-site interviews with Toe River Artists who reside in Yancey County. Toe River Artists Interview Summary The first person we met was Kenny Pieper of Pieper … Read More