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ASHLAND OHIO BALLOONFEST

         June 24 – June 26, 2021

Because of COVID-19, The Ashland Ohio BalloonFest had to cancel its event for 2020.  A BIG celebration is being planned for 2021 for the 30th year of high flying fun! Feel the excitement and splendor of bold, colorful hot air balloons as they tower over you, then magically rise and soar away! Plus, enjoy lots of other activities: Balloon Glow, Balloon races, stage performances, sport tournaments, displays, exhibits, food and more. Everyone will enjoy the colorful Ashland skies as the hot air balloons fill the air for this memorable weekend.

Over the past 29 years, even with unpredictable weather, the Ashland BalloonFest has been a memorable weekend for the community of Ashland. There have always been over 20 to 30 balloons participating, with the record being 39 balloons in 2005, depending on pilot schedules and sponsorships available. In the past, there have been many shaped balloons such as a Santa Claus, Red Dragon, the Purple People Eater, the One-Eye’d Jack, a huge birthday cake, Smiley the Scarecrow, a large-sized American flag, Oggy the Friendly Dragon, a pink monster truck, Pepe Le Pew and even Gordo the Monkey