General Admission Tickets allows you to enjoy balloon rides, live music, food, games, an inflatable Kid’s Zone and much more all while supporting CASA Monroe. The two-day Balloon Fiesta begins on Saturday, September 2nd from 2pm – 10pm, and runs through Sunday, September 3rd, from 2pm – 10pm.

ADULTS – $10
KIDS – $5



With this exciting package, you will meet the pilots, enjoy gourmet food and beverages and get a quick pass to purchase tethered balloon rides. This year we have added the Nine Lakes Wine Garden. and we will have Grand Tasting in the VIP tent which will include more than 200 wines and hand-crafted hard ciders from 10 regional wineries. 

Intimate Atmosphere
Meet and Greet with Pilots
Tsali Notch Wine sampling and 10 other wineries
Hors d’oeuvres & Sweetwater Valley Cheese to be served

Exclusive discounts on Tsali Notch merchandise
Free Commemorative wine glass
VIP Parking, tent, & viewing area

$125 a night
Limited to 125 people

In the 1930s and ’40s, the Tennessee Valley Authority built 32 dams along the Tennessee River system to control flooding, generate hydroelectric power for remote regions, and create a 650-mile navigable route between Knoxville and the Ohio River.

Six of those dams created nine lakes within an hour’s drive of Knoxville, Tennessee: Norris, Cherokee, Douglas, Melton Hill, Watts Bar, Fort Loudon, Tellico, Chilhowee and Calderwood Lakes.

These nine lakes changed the East Tennessee landscape forever. They covered up small towns, forever lost beneath water and displacing hundreds of thousands of families.

But like the powerful waters flowing over those dams, the people of East Tennessee are strong and resourceful. They regrouped. They took advantage of improved waterways and electric power. New resort villages sprung up along these new lakes, offering recreation venues for boating, fishing and skiing. New methods of farming were adopted, to preserve topsoil and bring prosperity to the region.

Today these Nine Lakes and their tributaries irrigate our fields and vineyards, which are again flourishing on Tennessee’s gentle hills. We celebrate this region we call Nine Lakes! The waterways not only nourish us; they connect us. You can’t have one lake without another, and “Going to the lake” is a common phrase we don’t even define. Which lake? Aren’t they all connected? Yes.

Come visit our Tennessee winemakers on the shores of Melton Lake. This glassy-smooth waterway in Oak Ridge is known for its world-class rowing venue, with eight lanes that stretch a mile.

Nine Lakes Region — This is a beautiful place to visit. A place we call home


Ages 3 to 12 years welcome with parents. The free Kids’ Tent is staffed and running 3:30 PM to 8:15 PM each day of the event. We provide a safe environment for kids and their parents. The tent is supervised by CASA volunteers and honor students

Tent Activities Include:
Balloon Clown, Billy Bob 3:30 – 8:00 pm and Hobo Hank 4:30 – 8:15 pm
Face Painting by Sequoyah High School BETA students
Supervised games such as cactus toss, a huge military parachute to inflate and float with the children, and water pistols for some cooling down.
Four Bouncy Houses

Adult monitored Art and Craft Stations for all ages: The youngest kids have foam stick-on and coloring art. Door hangers and kid ornaments kits plus mini poster art for our early elementary kids. Hot air balloon sand art, fall suncatchers, nail polish station and any of the other crafts for our oldest kids.

Barrell Train pulled by a tractor – 2 tickets ($2)
Pony Rides – 2 tickets ($2)

For additional questions please contact Regina Elgin and Suzann Wilson, Kids’ Tent Coordinators: 423-884-3553


Tethered rides will be offered both days of the event, wind and weather permitting. Stop by early to ensure your spot! Rides will be $15 per person


Over 20 local Artisans Vendors will be present for event goers to enjoy.

Want to reserve a space? Click Here to download the Vendor Application Form.

For additional questions please contact Suzanne Harper.