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
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
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
American Plastics
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 sponsored by Safelite

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, power jump, a rock wall and more! Some activities do require a ticket or arm band which can be purchased until 7:30 p.m. each day. Click here for pricing info.


CASA/Gal of Hancock Co. Super Hero Fun Run 

9 - 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10 

In memory of Mary and Delbery Lieb, CASA/Gal of Hancock Co. is hosting the first 1K Super Hero Fun Run at the 2018 BalloonFest! Registration and sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Each child receives a cape, goodie bag and five bounce house tickets! Click here to view more information.


Hot dog eating contest at the BalloonFest

Hot Dog Eating Contest sponsored by Walmart 

10 a.m. - Noon Saturday, Aug. 11

New to the 2018 Flag City BalloonFest is a hot dog eating contest sponsored by Walmart! This will take place at the Entertainment District during the BalloonFest. It's FREE to compete, but you must pre-register at the Findlay Village Mall info desk or at Fricker's. There are limited spots available. First place winner will receive a $100 Walmart gift card and second place will receive a $25 Walmart giftcard.


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.


Mobile escape room at Flag City BalloonFest

Mobile Escape Room 

Located in the Ultrasound Entertainment District 

5 - 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10

Noon - 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

Noon - 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12

Two different rooms with separate puzzles. $5 per person/per room. Open to all ages!


Battle of the Bands 

Located in the Ultrasound Entertainment District 

Noon - 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11

The Battle of the Bands is back this year! Taking the stage will be: Miss Ohio, Shifferly Road Band, Moths in the Attic, Athen Ry, Electric Indian. You can help vote for the winner! By redeeming a drink ticket at the Entertainment District (non-alcoholic options available) you can select a band you'd like to vote for. The Battle of the Bands will wrap-up at 10 p.m. and a DJ will continue to entertain the crowd until midnight!



Veterans Tent at the BalloonFest

Flag City Honor Flight Veterans Night

5 - 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10

The Flag CIty Honor Flight welcomes all veterans to Veterans Night at the Flag City BalloonFest on Friday, Aug. 10. Seating will be available and pizza will be provided by Heavenly Pizza. It's a perfect spot for veterans and guardians who have been on an Honor Flight to come relax and enjoy the balloon launch, illumination and fireworks.


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! 


1966 Batmobile at Flag City BalloonFest

1966 Batmobile

3 - 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 

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

It's the only 1966 Batmobile in the world that has been ridden and autographed by Adam West and Evel Knievel AND it will be at the 2018 BalloonFest! 


Helicopter Rides

5 - 9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10  

Noon - 9:30 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, but we recommend arriving early because all rides are first-come, first-served. 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 or tethered balloon ride at the 2018 Flag City BalloonFest!


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