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Ashland Balloon Fest 2023

Come and see for yourself how the sky turns into a colorful canvas


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Ashland Balloon Fest is a family-oriented event and summer tradition that attracts many people. Let yourself unwind while watching the sky turn into a colorful display at Freer Field.

Ashland Balloon Fest features over 28 pilots ready to celebrate life in the air. In addition to hot air balloons, the visitors can enjoy multiple ground-based activities, such as balloon glow, balloon races, stage performances, and many more. The general admission is free; the parking ticket costs $6 at Freer Field and Ashland University Lot B.

Ashland Balloon Fest usually has from 20 to 30 balloons participating, but in 2005, there was an absolute record with 39 balloons. In the past years, they were of different shapes and sizes: Red Dragon, the Purple People Eater, Santa Claus, a huge birthday cake, etc. So, come and see for yourself what balloon shapes are gonna fly high in the sky this year. We suggest you check the official website in the External Resources below to get more information and the latest updates.

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