― Propane burners kept us warm in the chilly night Last night, we went to the Van Wert Hot Air Festival. It's the town that I mostly grew up in and it was pretty cool to be back. I don't get to visit it very often. The hot air festival hasn't been done in over a decade, though I remember it being an annual thing from when I was a kid. There are pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, balloon artists and more for the kiddos, along with carnival games and junk food and plenty of shows for the [...].