Schedule of Events

We are excited to be back for the 5th year. HUGE thank you to all of our sponsors this year, especially our presenting sponsors: First Federal Bank, First Insurance Group and North Western Electric Cooperative.++

Please remember that if you want to see the hot air balloons, make sure to come out before the Hot Air Balloon event times listed below so you don’t miss them. These will be the ONLY times you will see balloons during the festival. (Hot Air Balloons can only safely be inflated and flown during the times of day with the least wind.

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Saturday, August 4th (Saturday ONLY)
Hours of festival are 6:30 AM-9:30 AM and 4 PM-9:30 PM

Biggby Best Pancake Breakfast 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM (free-will donation)

Hot Air Balloons fly into airport 7 AM (weather permitting)

Midwest Federal Credit Union 5K Fun Run and Mercy Health 1 Mile walk 7:30 AM  (Click here for more info)

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM ($15 ages 13 & older | $5 ages 12 & under | 2 & under free). Sponsored by Credit Adjustments.

FESTIVAL CLOSED 9:30am-4pm

Chief Supermarket Kids Fair 4 PM – 8:30 PM (Inflatables free, click here for pricing for other activities)

Food Vendors open 4 PM to close

Marketplace vendors 4 PM – 9 PM

Defiance Dental Group Petting Zoo & Pony Rides ($5 per ride) 5:30 PM – 9 PM

Compass Bingo ($5 per card, see Bingo page planned schedule) 5:30 PM – 8:15 PM

Touch-A-Truck 6 PM – 8 PM.

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ($15 ages 13 & older | $5 ages 12 & under | 2 & under free). Sponsored by Credit Adjustments.

Hot Air Balloon Launch from airport 7 PM (weather permitting): Watch the pilots unpack their balloons and prepare for flight. Watch the pilots inflate their balloons, raise their bright, colorful balloons and launch into the sky.

Band Nashville Crush performs 7:15 PM – 10:30 PM

Meijer Hot Air Balloon Glow 9 PM (weather permitting): The Pilots will inflate their balloons, light up their burners and brighten up the sky! The balloons stay on the ground and produce a dazzling display.

Admission is $10 per car. Click here for additional pricing information.