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Balloon Classic Pilot Application

The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and its Events Department will continue planning for the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Balloon Classic. As we monitor the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health data, we will adapt our plans for health safety. Our website and social media will post frequent updates. We will continue taking steps to help protect you and your family’s health by following all applicable guidelines and recommendations concerning COVID-19 safety.

Greetings, Balloon Pilots! The 2021 Balloon Classic will be: FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, JULY 30, JULY 31, & AUGUST 1!

Before you begin, please download and review this document: 2021 Balloon Classic Pilot Information. Please read carefully as there have been several changes to this year's event information and pilot amenities.  Be sure to read the Pilot Entry Agreement on page 6 as the application will ask that you have read and agree to the terms of the agreement. 


If you prefer a paper application packet, please contact HOFEF, at joannem@cantonchamber.org or 330-456-7253. You will be informed of your acceptance by June 30, 2021. If your plans change and you are unable to attend our event after registering and receiving a confirmation of your acceptance, please notify Andrea NO LATER THAN JUNE 30, 2021. We look forward to seeing you in Canton, Ohio!!

Please note your application is not complete until all items are submitted:

  • $100 Non-Refundable Entry Fee 
  • BFA/HACD card number for team competitors - $25 refundable at Friday on-site registration
  • Acceptance on Insurance Authorization
  • Acceptance on Entry Agreement 
  • Hotel accommodation request
  • Completed Pilot BIO questions
  • Color photo of balloon 
Note: (*) are required
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