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Oldest Hot Air Balloon Festival in Ohio


Launches Spirits Every June 


Coshocton, Ohio  May 15, 2008 2008 marks the 27th year that balloons have taken flight over the rolling hills and farms of Coshocton County, Ohio.  The Frontier Power Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, with launches and fly-ins taking place at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds located at 707 Kenilworth Avenue in Coshocton.  Admission, entertainment and parking are free.


A full-slate of entertainment will also take place over the weekend at the Fairgrounds. Visitors can enjoy midway attractions, carnival rides, fireworks, musical entertainment, food vendors and many other family-oriented activities.  On Friday night enjoy entertainment by the band 'Average White Broads' from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the fireworks display beginning at 9:15 p.m.  Saturday night Phil Dirt and the Dozers will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the popular balloon 'Night Glow' will be held at 9:15 p.m.


Balloon launches and fly-ins will take place (weather permitting) on Friday, June 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 7, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 8, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 


Kelly Kendall, Manager of Administration and Office Services at the Frontier Power Company, is pleased that Frontier Power is able to sponsor the Balloon Festival again this year.  "This is the second year for us to be a major sponsor of the festival and we are happy to help provide this event free for the public to attend," said Kendall.  "It's such a great family event filled with carnival rides, entertainment, a kids' mini tractor pull, and food, along with the added attraction of the hot air balloons."


Frontier Propane, a division of Frontier Power, supplies all the propane for the balloons at no charge.  Frontier Power employees also get involved by helping during the event as landing crew members and information booth workers.  "I think it speaks well of the Coshocton Community that the local businesses and companies have come together  for so many years to keep this a free event," continued Kendall. 


 For more information about the Frontier Power Hot Air Balloon Festival contact the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce at (740) 622-5411 or visit their website at  For more Coshocton County visitor information go to




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