021_CAC Carolina BalloonFest
October 15-17, 2021 | Statesville, NC

CANCELLED - 2021 Carolina BalloonFest

Unfortunately this year's Carolina BalloonFest Rally has been cancelled due to Covid concerns. 

Please join members of the Southeastern Camping, Carolinas, South Carolina Coastal, Florida, and other Airstream Clubs from Region 3 and beyond for the Carolina BalloonFest Rally in Statesville, NC October 15-17, 2021.

We will have parking convenient to the entrance to the festival grounds. The festival will be located at the same site as previous festivals, adjacent to the Statesville, NC airport. The schedule is available at: http://www.carolinaballoonfest.com/

There are two ways to sign up:

  1. Preferred, but may cause a delay until the page is updated - There is a password controlled page for us to sign up to reserve a parking space. It should be updated soon, but it has not yet been updated from 2020: http://www.carolinaballoonfest.com/wallybyam-airstream-portal.html  The password is AirstreamCBF2020. Please check to ensure that it has been updated before using it. This web portal is for use by rally participants only. Please do not distribute to non-attendees.
  2. Quicker, If you use this option, please let me know at awaschka@bellsouth.net. Sign up using the standard RV Parking application. IF you do this, write “Airstream Rally” on the application when you send it in.

In either case, download the application, fill it out and send in the application with a check. There should be (only on the password-protected page for us) a listing of those who have signed up so that members can see who is coming.

The festival has reserved 20 spots for us, but in order to guarantee a space with the club, our applications and deposits will have to be received before the slots fill up. As was done in 2019, the festival will start assigning spaces with WBAC at space 1 and the general public starting at space 75.

This will be a no-frills rally with no rally fee. We will not have any scheduled meals or happy hours due to the need for flexibility as the event timing is dictated by weather conditions. Please feel free to gather as you wish but abide by any applicable Covid-19 restrictions or personal preferences.


1. Per Festival policy, reservations are not refundable but the festival has in the past supported transfer of a reservation to another person as needed.

2. This is boondock-style camping. Arrive full of water, batteries charged, and holding tanks empty! Generators are allowed and pets are OK in the camping area. There will be food trucks on site, but they have been crowded in the past. Exit and re-entry are possible, but not convenient, so best plan to bring enough food and drink for the rally.

For questions please contact Al Waschka awaschka@bellsouth.net |BRN 1322