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Balloon Festival In Louisiana This Weekend & Tickets Are Only $20

When it comes to hot air balloons, people go crazy for them. Not only would they be cool to take a ride in, but they are pretty neat to look at, too. Next weekend you will actually be able to get up close and personal with a ton of hot air balloons. There's a balloon festival in Louisiana and you can get in a hot air balloon for just $20. 

For the third year in a row, the Bayou Road Balloon Festival will be in Chalmette, Louisiana from Nov. 1-3. There will be tethered rides, carnival rides, midway games, multiple food and beer vendors and a hot air balloon glow every night.  

Riding in a tethered hot air balloon is the activity you have to do when you attend this event. The South has had success with every hot air balloon event, like in Georgia and in Texas, so this one shouldn't be short of amazing. 

The balloon will take you up 50 feet in the sky and the rides lasts for about five minutes. These limited balloon rides are only $20. To ensure that you get to partake in this activity, we suggest you get to the festival early or right when it opens! You can't miss this awesome adventure. 

Aside from the balloon rides, you'll also be able to visit the three-day carnival. Go back to the days when you were a kid and let loose. 

There will also be a food court with options like crawfish, beignets, seafood gumbo, alligator on a stick and crawfish nachos. We suggest you eat AFTER you're done visiting the carnival, if you know what we mean. 

Every night there will be a balloon glow where you will see the balloons light up the night sky. You'll also be able to walk around once they're done flying and talk to the pilots and learn all about the balloons. 

Bayou Road Balloon Festival

Price: $5 online, $10 at the gate 

When: November 1-3

Address: 8245 W. Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043

Why You Need To Go: This festival has so much to offer that you cannot miss it. There will be a carnival, tethered balloon rides and a balloon glow every night. 

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