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A combination hot air balloon festival and costume party, featuring The Village People KENNESAW…

Georgia (Oct 24, 2013)

A combination hot air balloon festival and costume party, featuring The Village People

KENNESAW, Ga.  (Oct. 16, 2013) — Kennesaw State University’s Sports & Recreation Park will host “Owl-O-Ween,” a visually spectacular, family friendly Halloween event for all ages, featuring Atlanta’s first Hot Air Balloon Festival and biggest costume party, Oct. 26.


The event will feature stilt walkers, sword swallowers, fire breathers, sideshow performers, art vendors, a whimsical forest children’s area, Radio Disney’s TRYathlon, local foods and harvest beers. Along with all of the exciting roaming performers, there will also be live music from 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., featuring the Kurt Thomas Band and America’s favorite party band, The Village People.

Attendees are encouraged to come in costume, especially those planning to participate in the hot air balloon trick-or-treating, which will allow patrons to go from balloon to balloon gathering candy along the way. Cobb Travel and Tourism will also be hosting a “Costume Showdown” that will be run through multiple social media outlets, allowing participants to campaign and gain votes through Facebook and Twitter to win prize packs ranging from cash to hotel packages.

The media is invited to attend a special preview event Friday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m., when some hot air balloons will be inflated and media can interview pilots and event organizers.


Media Only Friday, Oct. 25, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. and Festival Open to All: Saturday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m. – midnight


KSU Sports & Recreation Park, 3200 George Busbee Parkway


All tickets are general admission and are priced under $15. Tickets are available at www.ticketalternative.com, www.owl-o-ween.com or at the KSU box office at the KSU Stadium, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The KSU Stadium box office can be reached at: 770-794-7809.

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu