My Town: Ravenna Balloon A-Fair

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RAVENNA, Ohio – Nearly two dozen hot air balloons will float above Ravenna during the 34th annual Balloon A-Fair which takes place Thursday through Sunday, September 13-16.

The Children’s Parade down Main Street kicks off the festival on Thursday evening at 6:30.  Friday’s fun includes the Community Kick-Off Breakfast.  A 10-mile race starts the day Saturday, September at Havre’s Woods Park, 5555 New Milford Road.  The highlight will be the grand parade through Downtown Ravenna.  Then visitors can check out booths, live entertainment and food vendors along Main Street.

Sunbeau Valley Farm is the site for carnival rides, entertainment and the balloon launch at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Sunbeau Valley Farm is located at 3229 State Route 59.  Fireworks end the evening with a bang.  An antique tractor show and classic car show take place on Sunday when the farm opens its gates at 9:00 a.m.  The Balloon A-Fair will end with the final launch of 20 hot air balloons at 5:30 p.m.

Daily admission to the farm is $5.  Children ages 12 and under are admitted for free.

For more information, visit ravennaballoonafair.com or call 330-296-FAIR.