Charleston Hot Air Balloon Festival & Victory Cup Polo Match At Hyde Park Farm & Polo Club
Saturday, October 13, 2018 October 13, 2018 King Charles Inn
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 2018 Victory Cup Polo Match in Charleston, SC! Held on a beautiful polo field just north of downtown this is a kid and pet friendly event.
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. With events throughout the United States, The Victory Cup has become known as “America’s Polo Match!” Come on out and enjoy a gorgeous day of green grass, majestic horses, heart pounding polo, dozens of food and alcohol partners, and beautiful hot air balloons!
The day starts at 6AM 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). For all pass holders, don't forget to join us for an evening Hot Air Balloon Glow and Tethered Rides (Approximately 4 PM - 9 PM - Entire Hot Air Balloon activation is Weather Permitting). 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 at 6 AM day of and then again around 4 PM and lasting until 9 PM on October 13th (weather permitting). Watch social media for updates. Balloon Pilots will be setting up at 4 PM on Saturday, on the polo field, for a night time burn, glow and tethered rides. If the weather cooperates, tethered rides will be available for sale day off, first come, first serve.