In 2017 over 20,000 people attended our 5 hot air balloon festivals held throughout middle Tennessee.  In 2018, we are expanding our reach to 10 communities across Tennessee as one of this premier event series focusing on family-oriented entertainment.  

Each of our hot air balloon festivals include food trucks, craft vendors, live music, a kids zone and a beautiful hot air balloon glow at dusk.  A select few of our events also include a VIP tent and/or a craft beer tent.  If weather permits we also offer tethered hot air balloon rides to select attendees and a balloon walk through, where patrons can literally walk inside a hot air balloon (beautiful pics!).  To keep these events affordable for families, children 5 and under are free to attend.

In 2018 our legacy events will be held in Franklin, Nashville, Mt Juliet, Gallatin and Murfreesboro.  Additionally, we are adding Spring Hill, Chattanooga, Cookeville, Jackson and Cookeville to the lineup for 2018.

Event Summaries

We offer a highly engaging, value-added opportunity for our sponsors to engage directly with attendees.  


  • 80% of our ticket buyers are female and on average purchase 4 tickets, meaning women are buying tickets for their families.
  • 90% of our ticket buyers come from within 20 miles radius to attend the event


Average attendance for existing events

Franklin – 6,000

Nashville – 10,000

Murfreesboro – 3,000

Mt Juliet – 2,500

Gallatin – 2,000


Anticipated attendance for new events (conservative estimates)

Chattanooga – 5,000

Jackson – 5,000

Clarksville – 5,000

Spring Hill – 2,500

Cookeville – 2,000


Sponsorship Packages

For each event we offer one title sponsorship, 3 presenting sponsorships and 10 exhibitor spaces.


Title Sponsorship (1 per event)

  • Sponsor Name and Logo integrated with event logo so event officially becomes “Acme company Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival”
  • 100 General Admission Tickets
  • Name included with all media purchases, primarily on social media and radio
  • Prime exhibitor booth space on site
  • Prime logo placement on event page
  • Frequent mentions from stage and signage onsite
  • Tethered hot air balloon ride (weather permitting)

Investment: $4,000 – $8,000 depending on event


Presenting Sponsorship (limit 3 per event)

  • Name and logo appear prominently on event website
  • Event would be called “Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival presented by Acme company and…”
  • 50 General Admission Tickets
  • Prime exhibitor booth space on site
  • Frequent mentions from stage and Signage onsite
  • Mentions on social media

Investment: $1,500 – $2,500 depending on event


Exhibitor Booth (limit 10 per event)

  • Booth space at event
  • Thank you mention from stage during event
  • Thank you mention on social media

Investment: $100-$200 depending on event


If your organization would be interested in sponsoring more than one event or being onsite as an exhibitor at more than one event we will negotiate a multi-event discount.


Please contact Matt Lowney to discuss any of our sponsorship packages at matt@acklenpark.com OR 615-977-6786.


Thank you!


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