The Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival

July 21st - 22nd, 2017


Hot Air Balloon Challenge

The Ohio Challenge is a sanctioned hot air balloon competition. This year 30 participants will race to win the coveted Ohio Challenge Trophy and a bid to attend the Nationals.


Full Festival

The Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival will include outdoor concerts, food vendors, arts & crafts and carnival rides. The festival is open 4pm to 10:30pm Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd. Parking is $10 with free shuttle and admission for all in the car. Walk-in admission is $4 per adult, 13 and up. 12 and under are free.


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 glow will be July 22nd at dusk.


Car Show

The car show will be Saturday, July 22nd, 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, sponsor's choice, Warrior's choice, and SELECTiON.COM® choice.


Fireworks Display

This year's fireworks are sponsored by Start Skydiving. They will start around 9:45pm on Saturday, July 22nd. There will also be fireworks and a laser light show Friday night.


Team Fastrax™ Warrior Weekend To Remember

This event is held in conjunction with The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival, and will take place July 20th - 23rd, 2017. Saturday evening will feature a special Warrior award ceremony that is open to the public. Be sure to stick around and thank some of our nation's heroes. Other public events include a bike ride and 5k/Ranger ruck. Visit for more information.

Event Map

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