Balloon Fest

Good Samaritan Center & Canton Tourism would like to thank everyone who supported the organization in this year’s event! Visit our Facebook page for pictures from this year’s event!

ONLINE SALES FOR GOLF BALL DROP 2020/21 HAVE CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who supported the organization through Golf Ball Drop this year. Congratulations to the owner of golf ball #763!

Golf Ball Drop: a raffle fundraiser for the Good Samaritan Center… But how does it work?
First, you have to buy a Golf Ball Drop ticket claiming your ball. (all balls will be numbered from 1 to 1,000). Each ticket costs $20.
Then during the Canton Balloon Fest on Saturday, July 3rd (8 p.m.) at the Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest in Canton, MS. All the balls will be taken up in the air, and dropped onto the festival field.
The owner of the ball that drops closest to the designated target wins $5,000!!!

REGISTRATION FOR BALLOON CHASE 2021 HAS CLOSED. Thank you to all the participants for supporting Good Sam through Balloon Chase!

Ballon Chase: A non-competitive hot air balloon chasing great time, brought to you by Canton Parks & Recreation, the Mid-Mississippi Balloon Association and The Good Samaritan Center.
All participants will receive an awesome “Balloon Chase” t-shirt, race medal, a VIP dinner voucher, and the opportunity to run/walk/bike in the company of magnificent hot air balloons! You have your choice of doing a 10 mile or 30 mile bike ride in the morning (7 a.m. (day-of registration at 6 a.m.)) with hot air balloons or a 4 mile or 2 mile run in the evening (6:30 p.m. (day-of registration at 5:30 p.m.)) with hot air balloons, OR do both! We also have a Fun Run available for the kids! The fun run will be no longer than one mile.

Click the links below for turn-by-turn instructions & picture maps of the Bike Route & Run/Walk Route.

BIKE ROUTE – turn-by-turn instructions

RUN/WALK ROUTE turn-by-turn instructions

For more info & a full schedule of events, please visit

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