First Federal Bank of the Midwest
McLane Ohio
Suburban Propane
Keepsake Portraits
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
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
Hilton Garden Inn
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
Garlock Brothers Construction Inc.
Logikos Technologies
Legacy Farmers Cooperative LLC
Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau
A1 Tent Rentals
Northwestern Masonry
Lee's Chicken

2018 Flag City BalloonFest Attractions

While hot air balloons are an incredible sight to see, there is so much more offered during the festival for all ages! The Flag City BalloonFest would not be what it is today without our community partners who join us in hosting events and activities throughout the BalloonFest weekend as well! Here you will find information about the additional things you can enjoy while at the BalloonFest! Click here to view the full schedule of events.


Up, Up and Away 5K at the Flag City BalloonFest

Up, Up, and Away 5K 

8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

Enjoy the hot air balloons floating through the sky on the Saturday morning of BalloonFest by participating in the Up, Up, and Away 5K hosted by the Findlay Striders! Registrants receive one complimentary drink ticket to the beer garden (non-alcoholic beverages available for those under 21). All proceeds benefit the Hancock County Special Olympics. For more information about the 5K and to register, click here.



Car show at the Flag City BalloonFest

BalloonFest Car & Motorcycle Show 

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 

Make sure to check out the Car & Motorcycle Show at the BalloonFest! Awards will be presented to the VIP, Sponsor, Best in Class, Best of Show and more! Get your photo taken with Miss Ohio while you're there!

Looking to register for the Car & Motorcycle Show? Click here to download the registration form!



Kids fair at the Flag City BalloonFest

Copeland, Allen & Kramp Kids Fair 

4 - 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 

10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

Bring the kiddos over to the Copeland, Allen & Kramp Financial Kids Fair at the 2018 BalloonFest to enjoy inflatables, rides and more! Some activities do require a ticket which can be purchased until 7:30 p.m. each day. 



Play knockerball at the Flag City BalloonFest.


4 - 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10  

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

If you've never played knockerball before, the 2018 BalloonFest is your chance to try it out!  


Let Your Dreams Take Flight - Arts, Crafts & Amish-Made Goods Show 

4:30 - 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10

10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

Make sure to check out this new addition to the 2018 BalloonFest! For more information about the craft show and to register as a vendor, please click here.


Findlay Flying Circuits 

4 - 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 

8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

The Findlay Flying Circuits (FFC) will be back at the 2018 BalloonFest with a static display and electric aircraft demos! 


Helicopter Rides

5 - 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10  

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

Here's your chance to ride in a helicopter! Five-minute helicopter rides will be offered by Intrepid Helicopters throughout the BalloonFest for $35 cash or credit. No reservation required. Click here for more information.


Hot Air Balloon Rides

Friday, Aug. 10 & Saturday, Aug. 11

Click here to learn how you can sign-up for a hot air balloon ride at the 2018 Flag City BalloonFest!


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.