First Federal Bank of the Midwest
Sunbelt
McLane Ohio
Suburban Propane
Meijer
Keepsake Portraits
Frickers
Hancock Wood Electric Cooperative
The Courier
Marbee Printing
Ohio Logistics
Speedway LLC
Two Oak Ltd.
Mad Hatter Promotions, Ltd.
C & S Radiator
Blanchard Valley Health System
Reineke Family Dealerships
Golden Pear Voice and Image
Dean Sound
Re/Max Realty Findlay
Sullair LLC
Mad Hatter Promotions, Ltd.
American Electric Power
Impact Credit Union
Kahle & Associates CPAs LLC
RCM Architects
Whitman Title Security
Encompass Engineers and Architects
AMRI
Hilton Garden Inn
Kroger
Findlay Village Mall
Gibson Concrete Concrete Construction Inc.
TH Plastics
TJD Industrial Services
Angela Bateson DDS General Dentistry
Flag City Letter Carriers Branch 143
Lori Powell State Farm
Heavenly Pizza
Whirlpool Corporation Findlay Operations
American Plastics
Garlock Brothers Construction Inc.
Logikos Technologies
Legacy Farmers Cooperative LLC
AT&T
Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau
A1 Tent Rentals
Northwestern Masonry
Lee's Chicken

2018 Event Schedule

Here you will find the most up-to-date schedule of events for the 2018 Flag City BalloonFest located at Emory Adams Park in Findlay, OH! For additional updates and announcements, follow us on Facebook!

Friday, Aug. 10

6:30 a.m. Hot Air Balloon Rides (must pre-register)

7 a.m. Balloon Media Flight (Fly out of Emory Adams Park)

3 - 9 p.m. 1966 Batmobile Onsite

4 - 11 p.m. Food Vendors Open

4 - 9 p.m.

  • Nonprofit Showcase Tent Open
  • Findlay Flying Circuits' Display & Electric Aircraft Demos
  • Knockerball

4 - 8 p.m. Copeland, Allen & Kramp Kids Fair (inflatables, carnival games and more) - Ticket sales for kids fair activities close at 7:30 p.m.

4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Let Your Dreams Take Flight - Arts, Crafts and Amish-made Goods (click here to register as a vendor)

5 - 9 p.m.

  • Jungle Island Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides
  • Meet & get your photo taken with various heroes, princesses and surprise character appearances
  • Helicopter Rides ($35 - no reservation required)

5 p.m. - Midnight 

  • Entertainment District by Ultrasound Open 
  • Beer tent in Entertainment District open for ages 21 and older

5 - 10 p.m. Mobile Escape Room open in Entertainment District

6 - 8 p.m. Josh Melton Concert

10 p.m. - Midnight Nashville Crush Concert

5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony

6 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Rides (must pre-register)

6 - 8 p.m. Miss Ohio Signs Autographs

6:30 p.m. Balloon Flight (mass launch from Emory Adams Park)

7 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff and Police K9 Demonstration

9 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Illumination sponsored by A1 Tent Rentals

9:30 p.m. Fireworks sponsored by Meijer (Will move to Saturday if necessary due to weather)

 

Saturday, Aug. 11

6:30 a.m. Hot Air Balloon Rides (must pre-register)

7 a.m. Balloon Flight (fly into Emory Adams Park)

8 a.m. Findlay Striders Up, Up and Away 5K (click here to pre-register)

8 a.m. - Midnight

  • Entertainment District by Ultrasound Open 
  • Beer tent in Entertainment District open for ages 21 and older

Noon - 10 p.m. Battle of the Bands & Mobile Escape Room

9 - 10 a.m. Super Hero Fun Run (registration begins at 8:30 a.m., click here for more info)

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Helicopter Rides ($35 - no reservation required)

10 a.m. - Noon Hot Dog Eating Contest sponsored by Wal-Mart (Pre-register at the Findlay Villege Mall Info Desk or Fricker's - No cost to register!)

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 4th Annual Vintage Base Ball Round Robin Tournament sponsored by Subway

10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Copeland, Allen & Kramp Kids Fair (inflatables, carnival games and more) - Ticket sales for kids fair activities close at 7:30 p.m.

10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

  • Jungle Island Petting Zoo
  • Pony Rides
  • Meet & get your photo taken with various heroes, princesses and surprise character appearances
  • Knockerball
  • 1966 Batmobile Onsite

10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Let Your Dreams Take Flight - Arts, Crafts and Amish-made Goods (click here to register as a vendor)

10:30 a.m. - Noon Findlay City Lacrosse Demonstrations and Skills Challenge

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Car & Motorcycle Show sponsored by Safelite (click here to register)

11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Nonprofit Showcase Tent Open

11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Food Vendors Open

3 p.m. Hancock County Sheriff and Police K9 Demonstration

4 - 5 p.m. Balloon Pilot Autograph Session

6 p.m. Welcome Ceremony & Scholarship Presentation

6 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Rides (must pre-register)

6:30 p.m. Balloon Flight (fly into Emory Adams Park)

9 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Illumination sponsored by Mad Hatter Promotions

 

Sunday, Aug. 12

7 a.m. Balloon Flight (fly into Emory Adams Park)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

  • Let Your Dreams Take Flight - Arts, Crafts and Amish-made Goods (click here to register as a vendor)
  • 1966 Batmobile onsite

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Food Vendors Open

Noon - 5 p.m. 

  • Entertainment District by Ultrasound Open 
  • Beer tent in Entertainment District open for ages 21 and older

3 - 5 p.m. Bryan White Concert

 

BalloonFest Information:

  • Hot air balloon flights at the Flag City BalloonFest are weather permitting. In order to fly the ground must be dry, winds at ground level must be below 10 MPH and the weather conditions must be stable. Flights are often delayed to give the weather conditions time to improve and cancellations may occur when conditions are not appropriate for a safe flight.
  • Pets are not permitted at the Flag City BalloonFest. Individuals with a pet on site at the BalloonFest will be asked to leave. Service animals are permitted.
  • The Flag City BalloonFest is a DRONE FREE zone. Drones are not permitted on the event site.
  • By entering the premises of Flag City BalloonFest (FCBF), you understand that you may be photographed, filmed, or videotaped and you hereby give FCBF the unqualified right to take pictures and/or recordings of you and grant the perpetual right to use your likeness, image, photo (collectively, “image”), without compensation, for broadcast or exhibition in any medium and to put the finished pictures/recordings to any legitimate use without limitation or reservation. You hereby waive, release and forever discharge FCBF from and against any and all claims or actions arising out of or resulting from any use of your image. FCBF shall not be obligated to use, and may elect not to use, your image.