The Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival is a sanctioned hot air balloon competition. This year 30 participants will race to win the coveted Ohio Challenge Trophy and a bid to attend the Nationals.
The Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival (website) will include outdoor concerts, food vendors, arts & crafts and carnival rides.
When: The festival is open 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st
*On Saturday, July 21st and will start around 9:45 pm and also a car show from 4:00- 8:00 pm
Where: Smith Park, 2301 Wedekind Dr, Middletown, OH 45042
Cost: Parking is $15 with free shuttle and admission for all in the car. Walk-in admission is $5 per adult, 13 and up. 12 and under are free.
Night Balloon Glow
A fan favorite, the night balloon glow is a magical display that families look forward to every year. This year’s balloon glows will be July 20th and Saturday, July 21st at dusk.
There will also be Bella Ballons-Ballon Rides! If you are interested in taking a hot air balloon ride during the event, contact Bella Balloons for a once in a lifetime experience! (website)