This event is somewhat further from Pittsburgh (about a 2 hour drive), but it looks really neat! The festival goes on from Friday through Sunday, with a Night Glow at 9:30 pm on Friday and launches at 6:30 am and 6:30 pm on Saturday and 6:30 am on Sunday.
Admission to the festival is free but the cost for parking is $5. Here's a description from their web site:
The 2013 Balloon Classic/Jackson-Belden Food Fest (click here) is just around the corner! There will be dozens of food and beverage vendors, musical entertainment, mobile tours, and children’s activities at both the Balloon Classic and Jackson-Belden Food Fest areas. The Canton Regional and Jackson-Belden Chambers of Commerce continue to collaborate to create a fantastic event with the Food Fest under the umbrella of the Enshrinement Festival!
We will soon be announcing which giant and adorable special shapes will be flying the friendly skies of Stark County! We're planning to have a full field of 60+ hot air balloons again this year - so keep your eyes to the sky! Remember too, that after the sun sets on Friday night, we offer a beautiful show - the Balloon Glow! And thanks to the Jackson-Belden Chamber for their partnership with us and for the fantastic fireworks extravaganza on Saturday night! Mark your calendars now for this fantastic event!