This Meetup is cancelled

Balloon Classic/Jackson-Bel­den Food Fest & Fireworks

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  • Kent State University at Stark

    6000 Frank Avenue, North Canton, OH (map)

    40.868351 -81.436951

  • I'll get there at 4:00 and post a location/method to meet up
  • We could call this the GABGF Meetup at BCJBFF&F! Anyways, over 60 hot air balloons will be launched this evening! I've never been to one of these, and this appears to be one of the biggest! Activities begin at the Balloon Classic at 5:30 PM, and balloons will launch at 6:30 PM, weather permitting. We will NOT be allowed on the field with the balloons, but there will be a spectator area nearby.

    Here is the schedule for the general non-balloon activities.

    4:00 - 4:20 PM: Meet at the entrance. Look for comments here for our location if you will be arriving later. Post here BEFORE the event if you want someone to meet you at the gate later.

    4:00 - 10:00 PM:  Activities include; food vendors, musical entertainment, and children's area. Details will be updated at the website (below)

    10:00 - 10:30 PM: FIREWORKS (Weather permitting)

    10:30 - 11:30 PM: Enterainment continues! Details for this will also be updated at the website (below).  There will also be a wide variety of food and beverage vendors, as well as family activities such as a playground of inflatables and balloon education area.

    Parking is $5. I don't know if this is cash only, so bring $5 cash, and more for other vendors just in case.

    No dogs allowed.

    Please bring blankets and/or chairs for seating.

    Don’t forget your cameras!

    LINKS:

    EVENT WEBSITE

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS/UPDATES

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  • I'm THAT C.

    I just booked beef o Brady's back room for 7 pm to play cards against humanity up to 15 people and will post on what will carol do meetup if anyone wants to still do something tonight

    July 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jim says, "CAH with Carol?! Oh man!!" If we didn't already have plans to see old friends we'd be there - and bring Liar's Dice too. Please repeat!!! ;)

      1 · July 19, 2014

    • Joyce

      Toooooooooo Funny!

      July 19, 2014

  • I'm THAT C.

    Just a thought if it cancels and we are all down there already we could head to The Basement north canton at the corner Of portage and Whipple ave. Usually quite for north canton so we would all fit!

    July 19, 2014

    • Kathy

      Or to my house for brownies :P

      1 · July 19, 2014

  • Jeff

    There's lots of movies out right now.

    July 19, 2014

  • Jeff

    OK, I called the event contact, and they're not there. The operator isn't there. The site states conditions have to be near perfect for a launch. The barometer is falling, and will continue to do so until 8 PM. Weather sites are stating the same chances or increased chances of rain. Even if it doesn't rain, it will be wet, muggy and mostly cloudy, so I am canceling the event. I am leaving this page up so anyone that wants to meet there can communicate. It sounds like an amazing event, but I want to see balloons launch! I don't thing that's going to happen.

    Hope everyone has a good plan B tonight, sorry the weather isn't cooperating!

    4 · July 19, 2014

    • Joyce

      Great post Jeff! Thanks!

      2 · July 19, 2014

    • Renee

      I agree with you. Well said! :)

      1 · July 19, 2014

  • Gary

    Count me out. On account of the weather

    July 19, 2014

  • Jeff

    OK, we're down to 13. I've checked three weather sites, and although the chance of rain varies between them, there is a 43-75% chance it will rain. Being the organizer, I can't cancel unless most everyone else does, so place your votes. :-)

    July 19, 2014

    • Renee

      Seeing as I'm still sick, I wouldn't mind if it was cancelled.

      July 19, 2014

    • teena g.

      It's raining now , I guess I'll cancel , also

      July 19, 2014

  • Margie

    Weather not good, so I am going to cancel.

    July 19, 2014

  • Cindy

    I think the balloon launch is likely going to be canceled. I'm going to cancel unless the weather clears.

    July 19, 2014

    • Joyce

      Me too - out if it rains

      July 19, 2014

    • teena g.

      Really want to see the balloons ,but not in the rain

      July 19, 2014

  • Jeff

    I just called, and as of now, activities are still scheduled. I will check in later, and if things are still scheduled by 3:00, I'll drive down.

    1 · July 19, 2014

  • Joyce

    Here is a link to the Campus Map with parking and driving directions. I don't believe balloons are launched in wind or rain.

    http://www.stark.kent.edu/about/upload/stark-map-bw.pdf

    1 · July 19, 2014

  • Kathy

    I will be late, between 6:30 and 7

    1 · July 17, 2014

    • Kathy

      Going to be able to be on time :) they won't cancel
      Due to rain will they?

      1 · July 19, 2014

  • Lori

    I have my kids this weekend, if we are looking for something to do Saturday night we might meet up with the group. If you don't mind my crazy spawn!

    July 18, 2014

    • Don

      But it also might make for some awkward parental questions

      3 · July 18, 2014

    • I'm THAT C.

      Oh sush!

      3 · July 18, 2014

  • Jeff

    I have to work Saturday night, so I'll be leaving the event around 8 PM.

    July 14, 2014

  • Jeff

    Meet at the entrance between 4 - 4:20. Look for comments here for our location if you will be arriving later. Post here BEFORE the event if you want someone to meet you at the gate after 4:20.

    July 14, 2014

  • Angela

    I would like to join but where would everyone meet at?

    1 · July 12, 2014

    • Renee

      The meeting place hasn't been posted yet. But it will. :)

      2 · July 13, 2014

    • Jeff

      Hi Angela - Please check the comment I posted today. :-)

      July 14, 2014

  • Jerry

    Sorry, my son is coming into town so I won't be able to make this. Looks like it will be a lot of fun. Enjoy!

    July 13, 2014

  • Jamie Lee T.

    I can go to this one cause i live right around the corner however wont be able to join in with the activities as i won't have any cash on me...but i will enjoy the fireworks.

    2 · June 26, 2014

    • Jeff

      I believe it's all free except food & parking.

      1 · June 26, 2014

  • Jeff

    2 · June 5, 2014

  • Joyce

    Kewl Jeff! This was one of my suggestions on my List!!!

    2 · June 4, 2014

  • Renee

    I probably won't be there until 5:30. But I'm looking forward to it!! :)

    2 · June 4, 2014

  • Cindy

    Yay!

    2 · June 4, 2014

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