2301 Wedekind Dr, Middletown, OH 45042
July 19th - 20th, 2019

The Ohio Challenge

It it more than just hot air.

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   Come out July 19th and 20th, 2019 for The Ohio Challenge balloon festival.....The weather is looking hot and sunny... Don't forget water to stay hydrated and lots of sun screen......

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Featured Activities

Hot air balloon experience

Come experience an up close adventure with Hot Air Balloons.

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 19th and 20th at dusk.



Fireworks will start around 9:45pm on Saturday, July 20th. There will also be fireworks Friday night.


Festival Rides, Food, Drinks, and Craft Vendors


Car Show

The car show will be Saturday, July 20th, from 4pm to 8pm. Registration is from 2pm to 4pm. The cost for registration is $15. Dash Plaques are guaranteed to the first 100. Top 30 awards plus best of show.

Tethered Balloon Rides

We will be onsite offering tethered balloon rides. Rides will be $20 for adults and $15 for children.

Goodfolk & O’Tymes Biplane Rides

Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati’s only antique open cockpit biplane ride business. Enjoy a sightseeing open airplane ride over the Ohio country side.


Festival Information

The festival is open 4pm to 10:30pm Friday, July 19th  and Saturday, July 20th.
Walk-in admission is $5 per adult, 13 and up. 12 and under are free.
Parking is $15 w/ free shuttle and admission for all in the car.
Parking Shuttle from the Airport Entrance

2301 Wedekind Dr, Middletown, OH 45042

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