Kennesaw State University Sports + Entertainment Park is proud to host the 3rd annual Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival October 22 – 23, 2015. This is Atlanta’s Only Hot Air Balloon event, and is also billed as Atlanta’s Largest Oktoberfest and Costume Party.

This visually spectacular event attracted more than 50,000 attendees last year and will feature tethered hot air balloon rides and live entertainment on three stages.

Attendees are encouraged to come in costume, especially those planning to participate in the hot air balloon trick-or-treating experience, which will allow patrons to go from balloon to balloon gathering candy along the way.

The festival will be located at the KSU Sports and Entertainment Park, taking advantage of the 88-acre facility, transforming the beautiful space into a mystical wonderland, and the 8,300 seat stadium into an electric space that will be sure to fascinate. “The beauty of hot air balloons glowing in the night really can’t be described…this is a must see experience,” said Andrew Miller, president of Promotions Marketing – AeroSports, whose company co-produces the event, and coordinates all sponsorships and hot air balloons for Owl-O-Ween.

All tickets are general admission and are free for children under the age of 3, $5 for children age 3-12, $5 for students, and $12 for adults when purchased in advance. Prices will increase to $8 for children and $15 for adults, one week before the event.

Tickets are available at www.ticketalternative,, at Kennesaw State University’s on-campus bookstore or at the KSU Stadium box office open M-F from 9 am to 5 pm. The KSU Stadium box office information line is: 770-794-7810

Friday, October 23, 2015 from 6 pm to 11 pm – balloon glow begins at 8 pm
Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 4 pm to 11 pm – balloon glow begins at 8 pm

All tickets are general admission and are FREE for children under the age of 3, $5 for children age 3 – 12, $5 for students, and $12 for adults (when purchased in advance). Prices will increase to $8 for children and $15 for adults, one week before the event.

KSU Sports & Entertainment Park
3200 George Busbee Parkway
Kennesaw, GA 30144

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For more information, please call 770-794-7810 or visit




  1. four of us @ $15 per person = $60 ouch and nothing is included. I rather go to the pub in midtown and have a couple of drinks. no thank you

  2. at $5-$9 per drink, “Couple of drinks in a pub” X 4 people is a about $60 anyways…

    Owl-o-ween it is then!!! 😉

  3. My family went last night. When they lit up the balloons after dark, they were all just beautiful!!! 3 different parking areas for FREE parking with FREE shuttle service was awesome!!

    It was a great experience!!

  4. The cost to enter the festival was reasonable…$12 if you bought ahead, $8/5 if you are a KSU student…included all the street shows, games, and candies! However, one disappointing part was the hot air balloon ride…aside 2+ hours of waiting in line…it is $10 per adult…I thought I heard the ride would be about 5 minutes long?? I guess that includes 5-7 people trying to climb in and out of the basket at the same time, which could easily take 5 minutes depending on # of people and how efficient they are at stepping and hurdling over the basket. We were squeezed in (the basket is not that big), went up (tethered of course), stayed up in the air for about 1 minute (just long enough to take 3 pictures), and that was it! What a disappointment it was!! People, do not bother with it! I don’t think it was worth the wait and extra $.

  5. I have mixed feelings as It could be so much more. What happened to the Halloween spirit? I thought there would be a much better turnout for people wearing costumes. Sure a lot of little kids had costumes on and that was great but all you adults were really dissapointing. Definitley not Atlantas largest costume party as advertised.
    Maybe next year offer a discount to people who made a real effort to participate and dress up.

    Enjoyed all the performances I caught and the hot air ballon was good. Yes line was a little long but c’mon how often you going to get to go up in a ballon for $10.

  6. We purchased our tickets through Groupon, when we arrived at the festival site the waiting time for Groupon tickets was 4 hours, for an event that was only 5 hours long. They were so disorganized that we could not see the end of the line, there was no one to advise you where to go or what the procedure was. after purchasing the tickets, we could not even stay for , as we had a baby with us. What are huge let down, I hope going forward they get better organized.

  7. This event was a disaster! It took two hours to get into the stadium, including the hour spent trying to park the car in the lot I pre-paid for which turned out to be full. We ended up parking so far away we had no choice but to catch a shuttle. I had two children, a 4yo & 5yo. The shuttle arrived 30 minutes later. By the time we got into the stadium, trick or treating was over. The food lines were crazy long. After waiting 20 minutes & finally getting to the front. They ran out of pizza. No candy, no balloon ride & no pizza. For $70 this night was definitely not a winner. I’d ask for a refund but obviously no one is in charge of this monstrosity