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Ravenna Balloon A-Fair 2024 in Ohio

This hot-air balloon festival isn't just about flying in a balloon

Dates: September 19-22, 2024

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair
Ravenna Balloon A-Fair
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Usually held at SUNBEAU Valley Farm in mid-September, Ravenna Balloon A-Fair has a bunch of fun activities in store for you. Besides flying in a balloon, you’ll be able to engage in arts and crafts, take a ride in a helicopter, and enjoy delicious snacks and drinks. Visitors will also listen to famous DJs’ performances, attend a one-of-a-kind jeep show, and participate in one of the festival’s numerous balloon demonstrations.

Ravenna Balloon A-Fair Events and Activities

But the very first day of the festival begins with a children's parade in Ravenna's downtown. On the same day, you'll also see a breathtaking balloon glow (at dusk) and a live disco performance. The next day of the event promises a lot of vendor entertainment and street parties, known as the Grand Parade–also held in downtown. And only after that it's time to head to Sunbeau Valley Farm for more fun, like a jeep show, a live concert, and many other things previously mentioned.

Tickets and Parking

Downtown Ravenna events have free admission. Entrance to the Fair events hosted at Sunbeau Valley Farm is $5 per person per day, with children (ages 12 and under) admitted for free, and parking is $5 per car. Additionally, an Inflatables pass costs $3 for a single ticket, $10 for 5 tickets, and $20 for an unlimited bracelet. Helicopter rides cost $40 per person; pony rides are $8 per ride or $20 for 3 rides. Trackless train rides are $3 per person, the mechanical bull is $10 for 2 rides, axe throwing costs $5 for 5 throws or $10 for 12 throws, and putt-putt golf is $3 per person.

Weather Conditions

Balloon launches depend on the weather, wind speed, wind direction, and other factors. Experienced balloonists will make the determination at the time of launch, as adverse weather conditions can endanger safety. Organazirs will keep social media updated as soon as balloonists make their decision.

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