Balloon Race

Saturday, Sept. 28

3 - 5 pm

New Haven City Park


The race begins when the lead “hare” balloon takes off ahead of the pack. Over 20 “hound” balloons then launch in pursuit. The “hound” balloon that drops its bean bag closest to the hare balloon’s landing site will be declared the winner.


The Balloon Race is co-sponsored by Backes & Toelke Agri Products, Bank of Franklin County, Built by Bloch Custom Cabinets, Citizens Bank, Edward Jones of New Haven – Jim Stiles, Hair, Franklin County Construction, Kuenzel Valley Winery, Peoples Savings Bank, Pinckney Bend  Bed & Breakfast, Pinckney Bend Bed & Breakfast, Quick’s Save-A-Lot, Re/Max Today, Robller Vineyard Winery, Shelter Insurance - Dave Grannemann and Larry Hanks Painting and Drywall.


Bring a blanket or some chairs to the park and enjoy as the balloons begin inflating for launch between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., weather permitting.  Refreshments and food are available for purchase. 


Park Drive will be closed for both events and spectators are encouraged to park on Lion’s Drive or in the New Haven High School and Municipal Swimming Pool parking lots.

Beauty of Flight