More recently Kungur was known as the Merchant City district, an important industrial center of Perm Krai. Fair, held in this city in the xix century, led here and tysyachm hundreds of people from many surrounding villages. Glorified Kungur also a cave – one of the longest and wonderful on the ground. Now Kungur became known throughout Russia as a city of the competition balloons 'Heavenly Fair'. It is a dramatic event for Russia was conceived in 2002 after Kungur athletes led by Captain A. Vertiprahovym participated in the Championship of Russia on aeronautics, which was held in Great Luke. Under the influence of this grand event, Local pilots have decided to show the citizens Kungur wonderful world of air competitions.
Soon after, in 2002 A. Vertiprahov with friends and associates organized the first contest of the balloon in Kungur. It was called 'Sports and entertainment festival balloonists' Heavenly Fair Urals'. Have brought to performances six aircraft. Not paying attention to the lack of suitable experience, a sincere desire and impulse helped handle – the festival turned out great, and competition program – unusual. Held in the 'City Day' event memorable townspeople excellent program 'night glow' while flying in the night Balloons pohodli on giant lanterns floating on clouds. 2004 marked the first contests in the world of balloons – was invented by an exciting program of 'air battles over Kungurov'. During the show the balls on the map overflew the entire territory of the planned Kungur, athletes were divided into two competing teams, each of them competed in the speed and accuracy to the designated detour route.