Merchant Village at the Freedom Balloon Fest

freedom balloon fest logo and balloons

Join us Memorial Day Weekend 2018 for the Merchant Village that will be part of the Freedom Balloon Fest right here in Fuquay-Varina!

The Chamber of Commerce is excited to again be a part of this event in our community, and encourages local businesses of all shapes and sizes to make the most of the opportunities this event, and the 70,000+ visitors that will travel to Fuquay-Varina for it, will bring to our town. Stay tuned for details on events before and during this incredible festival!!

The Chamber of Commerce organizes the “Merchant Village” portion of the festival that features artists, crafters, and merchandise vendors. Merchant Village is a wonderful compliment to the food, beverage and entertainment activities that happen in addition to the balloon events. The Merchant Village is open much of the day from Friday through Monday (May 25-28th) and will include balloon-inspired merchandise as well as hand-made products from across the region. We are excited to welcome these vendors to our community and will post confirmed vendors on this page as they confirm their participation.

Visiting Fuquay-Varina

Come for the Balloon Fest, stay and discover all Fuquay-Varina has to offer! Check out some of the fine places to shop, eat, and enjoy yourself while you're here.

Merchant Village Vendor Registration

Any vendor interested in participating in the 2018 Merchant Village can click HERE to be directed to the registration page for more details about cost and logistics.

Parking and Transportation

With the potential for more than 70,000 people attending the festival over the holiday weekend, the festival’s planners are always working to improve accessibility to the event. We will post updated information as we get it.

For more information about the Chamber’s Merchant Village, please contact the Chamber directly at (919) 552-4947 or