The Ashland Ohio Balloonfest, 29 years 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 28 years, even through the unpredictability of the 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, and even Gordo the Monkey.