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Hot Air Affair 2023

The annual balloon festival, which benefits a cancer charity


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Hot Air Affair is the annual hot air balloon festival, which is held in the beautiful town of Williamston in Anderson County, South Carolina. Taking place during Labor Day weekend, the festival benefits the Cancer Association of Anderson, the only local cancer charity in Anderson County.

Hot Air Affair features over 20 hot air balloons. Highlights of the festival include mass ascensions, tethered rides, and a spectacular night balloon glow. In addition, attendees can enjoy food, vendors, and a kids' zone with various fun activities. The festival is free for the public to attend.

The three-day festival runs from 5 to 11 pm on Friday. On Saturday, it starts with a lift-off at sunrise, and Sunday also begins with a morning flight. All flights take place weather-permitting. Williamson is located right off Interstate 85, between Atlanta and Charlotte.

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