We are a kid friendly and pet friendly event. Pets must be leashed at all times. Children under 3 years old are free. No outside food or drink is allowed. Everyone must pay for parking in advance, online. Hot Air Balloons are weather contingent and only one portion of this fun festival. If Hot Air Balloons cannot launch, no refunds will be awarded. Come and enjoy a great day of food, drinks, polo, fashion, vendors and balloons!

Individual Passes

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MORNING HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL PASS: FREE (MUST PRE-PURCHASE PARKING)

Enjoy the Hot Air Balloon Morning Launch on Saturday, October 13th at The Victory Cup (Charleston). This pass includes access to the morning launch. Hot Air Balloons are extremely weather contingent. Regardless of weather, the festival has plenty to offer for all ages and is rain or shine.There are no refunds. This pass does not include parking which is $20 per car. Remember to pre-pay for parking, online now!
Paid Parking (Per Vehicle - Required) $15
All cars are required to pay $20 for parking day of per vehicle, unless pre-purchased online. Parking passes can be purchased online at a discount.

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ALL DAY HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL PASS

Individual: Early Bird: $10 | June 1: $15 | Aug. 1: $17 | Sept. 1: $20 | Oct. 1: $22 | Oct. 13: $25

Enjoy the Hot Air Balloons at The Victory Cup (Charleston), with open property access on Saturday from 6:00AM until close of event, around 9:00PM. Once parking is paid for, you may leave and return later in day using the same parking pass. This pass includes access to both the morning and evening hot air balloon launch and glow. It also includes access to the polo, food and wine festival during the day as well. Paid tethered rides will also be available starting at 4pm until 9pm on a first come, first serve basis. Hot Air Balloons are extremely weather contingent. Regardless of weather, the festival has plenty to offer for all ages and is rain or shine. This pass does not include access to the General Admission Tented are or parking which is $20 per car. Pre-purchase online now.
Paid Parking (Per Vehicle - Required) $15
All cars are required to pay $20 for parking day of per vehicle, unless pre-purchased online. Parking passes can be purchased online at a discount.

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GENERAL ADMISSION (INCLUDES HOT AIR BALLOON VIEWING)

Individual: Early Bird: $25 | June 1: $30 | Aug. 1: $35 | Sept. 1: $40 | Oct. 1: $45 | Oct. 13: $50

Couple: Early Bird: $45 | June 1: $50 | Aug. 1: $60 | Sept. 1: $70 | Oct. 1: $80 | Oct. 13: $90

This is the best way, on a budget, to be part of the fun in the tented areas and enjoy the day! As an added benefit, this pass DOES give you access to the General Admission Tent on the polo field, with a good view of polo and the balloons. The All Day Balloon Pass does NOT. Arrive anytime on Saturday for a kid friendly and pet friendly event! You will have full access to polo and bars and tasting areas throughout the day and access to the morning and evening hot air balloon festivities (weather permitting). General Admission Passholders will have a tented area adjacent to the VIP Golden Mallet tent. This is a great tented space on the field. You can still bring along a chair, shade umbrella and blanket and as always are encouraged to purchase food and beverages from our great vendors. Food, drinks and alcoholic beverages will be available for sale all day. This pass does not include the Founder’s Lounge, Golden Mallet, or parking which is $20 per car. This pass includes, and all passes sold here include, access to the property all day Saturday for the Hot Air Balloon activites including the morning launch and evening glow and tethered rides.
Paid Parking (Per Vehicle - Required) $15
All cars are required to pay $20 for parking day of per vehicle, unless pre-purchased online. Parking passes can be purchased online at a discount.

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GOLDEN MALLET VIP PASS (INCLUDES HOT AIR BALLOON VIEWING)

Individual: Early Bird: $75 | June 1: $85 | Aug, 1: $95 | Sept. 1: $110 | Oct. 1: $125 | Oct. 13: $150

Couple: Early Bird: $145 | June 1: $155 | Aug. 1: $170 | Sept. 1: $200 | Oct. 1: $225 | Oct. 13: $270

Our most popular pass, the Golden Mallet VIP Tent (center field) is the main tented area at the Victory Cup and packs a big value (without a huge price tag). With access to live music and a DJ, the central polo announcer and several bars, you will also enjoy the best view of polo and hot air balloons the entire day and access to the morning and evening hot air balloon festivities (weather permitting). Not only will you have access to private bars, but you will also enjoy a catered lunch in the afternoon and dozens of tastings from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. The tastings are provided by literally dozens of local partners and are available until 1 PM (food and drinks also available for sale before, during and after the tastings and lunch in Golden Mallet and other areas)! Another value? Get in early and enjoy the property before the afternoon rush. This pass does not include the Founder’s Lounge or parking which is $20 per car. This pass includes, and all passes sold here include, access to the property all day Saturday for the Hot Air Balloon activites including the morning launch and evening glow and tethered rides.
Paid Parking (Per Vehicle - Required) $15
All cars are required to pay $20 for parking day of per vehicle, unless pre-purchased online. Parking passes can be purchased online at a discount.

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FARM TO TABLE DINNER (INCLUDES GOLDEN MALLET PASS & HOT AIR BALLOON VIEWING)

Individual: Early Bird: $125 | June 1: $135 | Aug. 1: $155 | Sept. 1: $185 | Oct. 1: $190 | Oct. 13: $200

Couple: Early Bird: $225 | June 1: $250 | Aug. 1: $275 | Sept. 1: $300 | Oct. 1: $325 | Oct. 13: $350

The Farm to Table Dinner Pass INCLUDES the Golden Mallet VIP Pass. The exclusive Farm to Table Dinner takes place after the polo matches. This dinner is for paid VIP’s, sponsors and held with, and in honor of, the polo players. Tapping into the local resources of farms throughout the area our local chef will prepare a family style farm to table dinner, featuring music and complimentary wine and beer pairings. The menu will reflect the produce and proteins available week of (watch our social media for updates). This ticket also includes the Golden Mallet Pass and access the entire day on Saturday to the Golden Mallet Tent and Area (center field) at the Victory Cup. This pass packs a big value from this awesome Dinner on the Field to a catered lunch, plus tastings until 1PM Saturday, early admission and private bars. With access to live music and a DJ on Saturday and a central polo announcer, you will also enjoy the best view of polo the entire day and access to the morning and evening hot air balloon festivities (weather permitting). This pass does not include the Founder’s Lounge or VIP parking which is $20 per car, day of for each vehicle. This pass includes, and all passes sold here include, access to the property all day Saturday for the Hot Air Balloon activites including the morning launch and evening glow and tethered rides.
Paid Parking (Per Vehicle - Required) $15
All cars are required to pay $20 for parking day of per vehicle, unless pre-purchased online. Parking passes can be purchased online at a discount.

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FOUNDERS LOUNGE (ALL INCLUSIVE FOOD & DRINK)

Individual: Early Bird: $150 | June 1: $170 | Aug. 1: $190 | Sept. 1: $220 | Oct. 1: $250 | Oct. 13: $300

Couple: Early Bird: $275 | June 1: $310 | Aug. 1: $380 | Sept. 1: $400 | Oct. 1: $450 | Oct. 13: $540

This is the highest level pass for those guests wanting a refined, full access experience. The Founder’s Area is an exclusive upper tier experience. This area is a restricted, upper level access area within the Golden Mallet area. It is fully inclusive and includes full access to all other areas and access to the morning and evening hot air balloon festivities. Only those with Founder’s Lounge credentials will have access to the Founder’s Lounge Area. Limited to 200 guests, this area includes private complimentary bars, a lunch, VIP table seating, a secluded Founder’s lounge furnished area. Founder’s Lounge Table seating is included with a great view of the field (for polo and balloons). Lounge Area Pass holders will also have a massage area! The Founder’s Lounge pass also includes the Farm to Table Dinner with the Polo Players after the matches. This pass includes, and all passes sold here include, access to the property all day Saturday for the Hot Air Balloon activites including the morning launch and evening glow and tethered rides.
Paid Parking (Per Vehicle - Required) $15
All cars are required to pay $20 for parking day of per vehicle, unless pre-purchased online. Parking passes can be purchased online at a discount.

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Group passes

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GENERAL ADMISSION GROUP (6 PASSES)(INCLUDES HOT AIR BALLOON VIEWING)

Group Pass (6): Early Bird: $125 | June 1: $150 | Aug. 1: $175 | Sept. 1: $200 | Oct. 1: $225 | Oct. 13: $250

Group rates save you tons of money – more money to have a fun day of! This is the best way, on a budget, to be part of the fun in the tented areas and enjoy the day! Arrive anytime during the day for a kid friendly and pet friendly event! You will have full access to polo throughout the day and access to the morning and evening hot air balloon festivities (weather permitting). General Admission Passholders will have a tented area adjacent to the VIP Golden Mallet tent. This is a great tented space on the field. You can still bring along a chair, shade umbrella and blanket and as always are encouraged to purchase food and beverages from our great vendors. Food, drinks and alcoholic beverages will be available for sale all day. This pass does not include the Founder’s Lounge, Golden Mallet, Farm to Table Dinner or parking which is $20 per car. This pass includes, and all passes sold here include, access to the property all day Saturday for the Hot Air Balloon activites including the morning launch and evening glow and tethered rides.

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GOLDEN MALLET GROUP (6 PASSES)(INCLUDES HOT AIR BALLOON VIEWING)

Group Pass (6): Early Bird: $400 | June 1: $450 | Aug. 1: $500 | Sept. 1: $550 | Oct. 1: $600 | Oct. 13: $700

Bring your whole squad to have a blast and save tons of money! Our most popular VIP area, The Golden Mallet Tent (center field) is the main tented area at the Victory Cup and packs a big value (without a huge price tag). With access to live music and a DJ, the central polo announcer and several bars, you will also enjoy the best view of polo the entire day and access to the hot air balloon festivities (weather permitting). Not only will you have access to private bars, but you will also enjoy a catered lunch on Saturday afternoon and dozens of tastings from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. The tastings are provided by literally dozens of local partners and are available until 1 PM (food and drinks also available for sale before, after and during these tastings and the catered lunch in the Golden Mallet Area)! Get in early and enjoy the property before the afternoon rush. This pass does not include the Founder’s Lounge, the Farm to Table Dinner or parking which is $20 per car. This pass includes, and all passes sold here include, access to the property all day Saturday for the Hot Air Balloon activites including the morning launch and evening glow and tethered rides.

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GOLDEN MALLET TABLE (INCLUDES HOT AIR BALLOON VIEWING)

Table & Passes for (10): Early Bird: $750 | June 1: $850 | Aug. 1: $950 | Sept. 1: $1,100 | Oct. 1: $1,250 | Oct. 13: $1,500

These Tables represent the only seated tabke area in the Golden Mallet Tent Area. Bring yourself and 9 other friends, family or clients and have a blast in style! These private, reserved tables also allow you to save tons of money! The Golden Mallet Tent (center field) is the main tented area at the Victory Cup and packs a big value (without a huge price tag). With access to live music and a DJ, the central polo announcer and several bars, you will also enjoy the best view of polo the entire day and access to the hot air balloon festivities (weather permitting). Oh, and you will also have private bottle service! Not only will you have access to private bars, but you will also enjoy a catered lunch on Saturday afternoon and dozens of tastings from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. The tastings are provided by dozens of local partners and are available until 1 PM (food and drinks also available for sale before, after and during these tastings and the catered lunch in the Golden Mallet Area)! Get in early and enjoy the property before the afternoon rush. This pass does not include the Founder’s Lounge, the Farm to Table Dinner or parking which is $20 per car. This pass includes, and all passes sold here include, access to the property all day Saturday for the Hot Air Balloon activites including the morning launch and evening glow and tethered rides.

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