WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest

FUQUAY-VARINA — Join us Memorial Day Weekend 2016 for the Merchant Village that will take place as part of the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest right here in Fuquay-Varina! This is Year 2 for this festival, but the first year that it will be held in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. The town is preparing for 70,000+ visitors that will travel to Fuquay-Varina over the three days of activities.

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