KENNESAW, Ga.  (Oct. 20, 2015) — Kennesaw State University’s Sports +…

Georgia (Oct 20, 2015)

KENNESAW, Ga.  (Oct. 20, 2015) — Kennesaw State University’s Sports + Entertainment Park will host the third annual Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival Oct. 23-24, featuring more than 20 balloons, including the return of the popular “Jack-O-Lantern” balloon and new additions, Looney Tunes’ Sylvester and Tweety balloons. Teathered balloon rides will be available for $10 each and rides are expected to sell out.

The event is Atlanta’s only hot air balloon festival and is produced by KSU’s student-run Night Owl Productions. Organizers are expecting 40,000 visitors over the course of the two-day festival.

Owl-O-Ween, will also offer up entertainment across five stages to include musicians, street performers, aerialists, fire handlers, magicians, dancers and novelty acts from near and far. This year, extreme pumpkin carvers have been added to the mix, and there will also be local vendors and artists selling their wares.

For those 21 years old and up, there will be an OKTOBERFEST area sponsored by Der BeirGarten who will ensure fans have an authentic taste of Germany. A special tapping of the keg ceremony is planned each day and the stage in this area features German bands and fun contests.

Food trucks and food vendors throughout the festival make it easy to sample all kinds of festival fare, and this year, Johnsonville will bring in the World’s Largest Grill, making sure nobody leaves hungry.

The Kennesaw Activities Board (KAB) will host a special 18 years old and up area Friday night only. The first 500 KSU students to participate receive free admission vouchers and students have a special entrance into the event.   

At the LGE-sponsored Levitation Stage, a dance party will play late into the night. Everyone is encouraged to wear their costumes; groups, individuals and families can get creative and be part of the action and enter to win prizes sponsored by Cobb Travel and Tourism.

Children are welcome to trick-or-treat from balloon to balloon and are encouraged to play in the kid’s area, which offers free crafts, games and inflatables.

All tickets are general admission and are free for children under the age of three, $8 for children age 12 and under and $15 for adults. There is also a special VIP ticket available for $75, which includes 4 drink tickets and dinner provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

Tickets are available at www.ticketalternative, www.owl-o-ween.com, at Kennesaw State University’s on-campus bookstore or at the KSU Fifth Third Bank Stadium box office at 3000 George Busbee Pkwy., NW, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The KSU Stadium box office information line is: 470-578-4849.


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