Oct 18, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Friday
Charleston's ONLY Hot Air Balloon Festival! Balloons. Polo. Fashion. Food. In its fourteenth year, this event isn’t just a polo match it’s a networking and social destination drawing thousands for each event.
The Victory Cup has grown to be one of the largest equestrian events in the United States, and is definitely the most fun. Kid and pet friendly, bring the entire family and come enjoy the 2019 Victory Cup Polo Match & Hot Air Balloo Festival in Charleston, SC! Held on a beautiful polo field just north of downtown this is a kid and pet friendly event.For all pass holders, don't forget to join us on both Friday and Saturday for an evening Hot Air Balloon Glow and Tethered Rides (Approximately 4 PM - 9 PM - Entire Hot Air Balloon activation is Weather Permitting). Saturday starts at 7AM with a scheduled Hot Air Balloon launch, on the polo field! After the Hot Air Balloon launch, the food, wine and polo portion of the schedule kicks off around 11AM for Golden Mallet VIP’s and Founder’s Lounge Passholders. The VIP portion of the event will include live music, a Hospitality Alcohol Tasting Tent (11 AM until 1 PM for VIP’s), a Battle of the Chefs Tasting Competition (All Day), rivalry Polo Matches (11 AM until 3:30 PM), and a kids play area (All Day). Founder’s Lounge Passholders will also be able to enjoy a Farm to Table Dinner on the Polo Field, with the Polo Players (Approximately 5 PM)! Both VIP and General Admission Passes include the Hot Air Balloon portion of the event starting on Friday at 4pm until 8pm and then Saturday at 7 AM day of and then again around 4 PM and lasting until 9 PM on Saturday (weather permitting). Watch social media for updates. Balloon Pilots will be setting up at 4 PM on Friday and Saturday, on the polo field, for a night time burn, glow and tethered rides. If the weather cooperates, tethered rides will be available first come, first serve (purchase in advance ONLINE).
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