On-Site Volunteers

The Flag City BalloonFest would not be possible without the generous contributions of our volunteers!

Throughout the festival, volunteers are needed for things like:

·  Chase Teams

·  Parking

·  Special Events

·  Information Tent

·  Site Set-Up

·  Site Tear-Down

·  Site Clean-Up

·  Food Service

Click here to volunteer!

If you’re unsure of where you would like to volunteer, feel free to fill out our contact form below and we will assist you!

Chase Team Volunteers

If you’re looking to get a closer experience and learn the ins and outs of hot air balloons, serving on a chase team might be perfect for you! Chase team volunteers are a valuable asset to our pilots and the success of the event!

Here is some information to keep in mind if interested in serving on a chase team:

  • Chase team members under the age of 18 must have an adult signed up and volunteering with him/her
  • Your pilot may require an additional waiver to be signed at the time of flight
  • As a volunteer on a chase team, you must agree to abide by all applicable rules, regulations and guidelines as provided by the staff of the Flag City BalloonFest
  • Serving on a chase team requires a separate registration form 

If interested in serving on a chase team in 2021, please fill out the contact form below!


Sponsorship & Advertising Info

Be a part of the largest, community-focused event in Hancock County and put your company name in front of 30,000+ people. With our generous sponsors, we can provide the community and surrounding areas with a free, family-friendly event that fosters community pride, growth and prosperity.

Hot air balloons are surely our featured attraction, but there truly is so much more. From food trucks to kids’ activities, entertainment and fireworks, there are sponsorship opportunities fit for all businesses! We encourage you to check out our sponosrship levels and additional opportunities in our sponsorship brochure.

Click to view & download our sponsorship brochure!

Sponsorship Perks

*Please note: some advertising and perks vary by sponsorship level.
  • Have your company name and logo in front of 30,000+ potential customers
  • Strengthen your brand and your reputation as a community asset and supporter
  • Benefit from extensive co-branding publicity and advertising
  • Enjoy an exclusive sponsorship happy hour prior to the festival
  • Be mentioned in frequent media releases to Findlay and surrounding area media including, but not limited to: print, radio and TV
  • Editorial and advertising through the Courier and various publications
  • Flag City BalloonFest website (get your company name and logo on the website for a full year – check back for hotlinks and updates)
  • Naming rights, presenting rights and promotions at the event
  • Banners, signs, and extensive commentary recognition announcements throughout the festival
  • Mention of your company with logo on social media including Facebook 
  • Access to the hospitality tent during the festival with free meals, snacks, drinks and a great view of the balloon glow
  • A ride in a hot air balloon

Your sponsorship allows us to continue what has become an annual tradition for friends and families throughout Findlay, Northwest Ohio and beyond. Please contact Kellie Bibler, sponsor chairman via our contact form below.

Our 2019 Sponsors

Sunbelt RCR Technology
Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Suburban Propane
The Courier Marbee Printing
Two Oak McLane
Flag City Clothing Blanchard Valley Health System
Angela Bateson DDS Golden Pear Voice & Image
RE/MAX Hancock County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Garlock Bros Construction Impact Credit Union
National Assoc. of Letter Carriers Branch 143 TH Plastics
AMRI Costco
Findlay Village Mall Heavenly Pizza
Whirlpool Fresh Encounter
RCM Architects EverDry
Gibson Concrete Construction Kroger
Reineke Family Dealerships Safelight AutoGlass
Reese Refrigeration Signed by Josette
Keepsake Portraits Mauger Exterminating
Mad Hatter Promotions Marathon
Dan Maciejewski State Farm Key Ads
Elite Pools Meijer
A1 Tent Rentals Kahle & Associates CPAs
Hilton Garden Inn Findlay Encompass
Whitman Title Security LaRiche Chevrolet Cadillac
AEP TJD Industrial Services
Dean Sound Ohio Logistics
Speedway Lee’s Chicken


Nonprofit Organizations

501(c)(3) organizations serving the Findlay or Greater Hancock County can apply for a booth in the Flag City BalloonFest’s Event Tent during the festival on Friday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 14. It is $50 and each organization will be provided with one 8′ table and two chairs under the tent (lighting in the tent will be provided). 

Please note: No political groups or organizations are permitted.

We encourage organizations to apply early as spaces are limited. For more information, please click on the link below.

Nonprofit Vendor Contract

Food Vendors

To be eligible as a Food Vendor at the Flag City BalloonFest, the vendor must submit a completed vendor contract, certificate of insurance, sample menu, agree to all terms, and return to the Food Vendor Chairman. Vendors must also agree to abide by all Health/Fire rules and regulations. The fire marshal and health inspector will inspect vendors for proper extinguishing equipment and health regulations before vendors are able to open for sales.

For more information regarding becoming a Food Vendor at the Flag City BalloonFest, please click on the link below.

Food Vendor Contract 

Craft Show Vendors

For more information regarding becoming a Craft Show Vendor at the Flag City BalloonFest, please click on the link below.

Craft Show Vendor Application

Dry Good Vendors

For more information regarding becoming a Dry Goods Vendor at the Flag City BalloonFest, please click on the link below.

Dry Good Vendor Contract

BalloonFest Scholarships

Information and Forms (Deadline May 11th, 2021)

 We are looking for applicants who foster Community Pride and Service for our Flag City BalloonFest Ambassador Scholarship! 

If you are a current junior (class of ’22) or senior (class of ’21) who takes pride in helping Findlay and the surrounding community, we want to hear from you! Please complete the forms below by May 11, 2021 for your chance at a $1,000 Scholarship!



Service Record Form

Scholarship Flyer

Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Flag City BalloonFest is the premier annual community exposition for the citizens of Findlay and Northwest Ohio, which fosters community pride, growth and prosperity, while benefitting chosen charitable organizations.

BalloonFest Sponsors

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