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The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Middletown, Ohio Balloon Festival known as The Ohio Challenge Presented by hot air balloon festival returns annually to Middletown's Smith Park as one of Butler County's most unique festivals. The festival takes place in early July features over 35 colorful hot air balloons, a laser show, fireworks and more!


The balloon festival in Middletown, Ohio returns bigger every year, recently the festival has introduced balloon rides and a kid's splash pad, in addition to its already loaded list of family fun activities.The Ballon Festival Middletown


The festival also includes over 30 skilled balloon pilots competing in aerial balloon challenges, performers showcasing circus aerial acrobatics, a classic car show, carnival rides, live stage entertainment, arts and crafts, a trackless train and more!


Be sure not to miss out on the Middletown, Ohio Balloon Festival most popular events and activities: a fluff and puff cold air balloon walk tethered balloon rides, and the famous evening balloon glow.


The 2019 Ohio Challenge will take place on July 19-20, 2019.

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