CANCELLED FOR SUNDAY OCTOBER 6TH
The Miami County Agricultural Society and The Troy Foundation Presents:
Miami County Harvest Moon and Balloon Fest
October 4, 5 & 6, 2013
at the Miami County Fairgrounds
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The fall season in Miami County is a great time to be outside to enjoy the crisp air and for families to discover the many events taking place during this wonderful time of year.
With this in mind, the Miami County Agricultural Society will be hosting the first ever, Miami County Harvest Moon and Balloon Fest. This event will take place October 4, 5 & 6, 2013 at the Miami County Fairgrounds, and will feature a number of colorful Hot Air Balloons, as well as activities commemorating everything autumn.
So much is being planned for this first ever event. For children, we will have horse-drawn wagon rides out to a makeshift pumpkin patch where kids can select their very own pumpkin, to carve or decorate. Release some energy by winding through our country Straw Maze, play in a bouncing Carousal, be challenged by running through an obstacle course, and scale the rock climbing wall.
WACO Air Museum representatives will be out one day to help kids build their very own kite….then send your kite soaring! Inspiring small artists can help paint a banner or perhaps join in the fun and sign up for our famous Kiddie Tractor Pulls. And, families are encouraged to sign up to be part of the Scarecrow Decorating Contest.
Other activities will include Pony Rides, a Petting Zoo, and FREE Kiddie Rides all weekend!
Of course, we’ve planned for the adults as well. Sign up to be part of our Apple Pie Baking contest, enjoy the putt putt golf course with the entire family, or simply tempt your taste buds and visit the food vendors that will be available offering delicious options. There will be plenty of musical entertainment to enjoy throughout the entire weekend and our ever popular Beer Garden will be open. Wine drinkers be prepared for Old Mason Winery, Valley Vineyards, and The Winery at Versailles for the wine samplings. And for those car enthusiasts, visit with the Piqua Antique Car Club. For those wanting to decorate the home, the Arts & Crafts vendors will have a wide array of choices.
R.D. Dewitt Scooter rental will also be on the grounds for those who are in need of a scooter, for a minimal fee.
And our featured entertainment during the entire weekend will be ten (10) Hot Air Balloons that will be launching to and from the infield and will also glow Friday and Saturday evening. Tethered balloon rides will also be available for $10 per person!!
The admission price will be $5.00 per person. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. RV camping is available by contacting the fairground office at 937-335-7492.
The event organizers are looking for volunteers to assist throughout the weekend and are also in need of sponsors from the community. Interested parties should contact the fair office at the number above, or Diana Thompson at 937-339-1044.
Mark your calendars for October 4th, 5th and 6th and help us make the Harvest Moon & Balloon Fest a huge success!!!