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Hot Air Balloon Festival days announced

| January 28, 2014

COSHOCTON – The 33rd consecutive Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival will be June 5-7 at the Coshocton County Fairground, Carol Remington, festival chairperson, announced. It is one of the oldest continuously held annual balloon events in Ohio. The Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival Committee composed of dedicated volunteers is establishing itself as a 501(c)3 Non Profit Corporation. The Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce has decided to focus on other areas of its mission and will not be hosting the festival this year.

The Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival will continue to be an admission free community event. Frontier Power is again the major sponsor for the annual event along with many other Coshocton businesses.

“It takes dozens of community sponsors and hundreds of volunteer hours each year to make the festival a reality,” Tom Roahrig, committee member, said. “There never has been a charge for watching the balloons or an admission charge to the fairground, or a parking fee, or a ticket of any kind for the grandstand musical entertainment, the balloon glow or the fireworks. It is a fun free family event and we want to keep it that way. The balloon pilots and crews and thousands of spectators from all over Ohio look forward to coming to Coshocton every year because they like the area, the geography and the friendly folks who live here.”

The Festival will run Thursday through Saturday in 2014. Grandstand entertainment and tentative balloon flight schedule will be announced later.

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