Lake Norman News, Events and Celebrations

Lake Norman’s 39th Carolina BalloonFest is October 19-21, 2012!


Did you know that our very own Statesville NC is considered the “Kitty Hawk of ballooning” and is second only to Albuquerque NM for ballooning in the entire nation? It turns out that our Lake Norman area weather and terrain are perfect and October is a prime month according to Charles Page, past Chairman of Nation Balloon Rally Charities which hosts the annual Carolina Balloonfest. “People who come here are the cream of the crop in terms of experienced pilots” Page said. Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s October Wallpaper Calendar is Up in the Air!

Lake Norman Hot Air Balloons Calendar Photo

 Photo Copyrighted by Cotton Ketchie

For the second month in a row I am able to share a photograph from renowned artist Cotton Ketchie, owner of Mooresville’s Landmark Gallerieswho has generously provided me with well over a year’s worth of  spectacular photos for Lake Norman Real Estate’s monthly wallpaper calendars!

This photo was taken at our amazing annual Carolina Balloonfest which takes place on October 19-21 in Statesville.  I will write more about it in a separate article! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s September 2009 Calendar is Here!

Lake Norman Real Estate's Sept09Wallpaper Calendar

 September is here and it already feels like fall on Lake Norman.  The humidity of the lazy days of summer has been replaced by invigoratingly fresh air and cooler temperatures.

Some of my favorite events in Mooresville and the greater Lake Norman area occur in September; from the Denver Days Fall Festival to the Amazing Maize Maze to the just too fun Wiener Races.  (Yes, I mean Dachshunds!).

However, for this month’s photo I decide to peak ahead to October and the 36th annual Carolina Balloon Fest on October 23-25.  Many don’t know that Statesville (and Lake Norman)  NC is considered one of THE places for hot air balloons and that this annual rally is one of the largest National Balloon Rally’s!

To make this your desktop calendar, go to the round button at the top of this site’s home page entitled: “Lake Norman Calendar”.  Click on this button and up will come an image of my Lake Norman photo wallpaper calender for September 2009.  All you have to do is right click and select “set as background”.  Enjoy!


While I have great fun taking pictures of Lake Norman, I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman!. If you’d like to submit a photo for a future calendar, please send it to…