• Fall Festival Comes to OWA Starting Sept. 21

    Family-friendly festival, Tribal exhibits, corn mazes opening soon


    (Foley, Alabama) – The go-to spot all things fall activities, from friendly ghost to scary ghouls, has just grown again! OWA is welcoming an inaugural Fall Festival with a kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. The all new Fall Festival—an outdoor, multi-weekend event—will expand the lineup of seasonal fan favorites, which also includes OWA’s signature haunted house, Town of Terror, and the amusement park’s family-friendly Park After Dark series.

    After the big kick-off on Saturday, September 21 at 4pm, OWA’s Fall Festival can be enjoyed every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 3. The outdoor festival will feature a variety of family-friendly activities such as a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, pony and camel rides, food trucks, and artisans, plus 2 different corn mazes. OWA is also introducing their signature “blue pumpkin” this year during the Festival, which will be available for purchase. The Festival is free to enter, while some activities may require purchase.

    “We decided to incorporate so many staple fall activities into the festival, as well as signature Halloween inspired events, so everyone could enjoy a variety of options all in one place,” said Kristin Hellmich, OWA’s Director of Marketing/PR. “Whether you’re looking for the iconic pumpkin patch photo, corn maze fun, scares inside a haunted house, or trick-or-treating, OWA will have it all this year.”

    In addition to your favorite fall activities, the inaugural festival will also feature a recurring special Tribal exposition with assistance from the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Members and Cultural Team. Every Saturday during the festival, guests can walk through the OWA Tribal Exhibit, complete with authentic and replica artifacts from the Tribe’s history, enjoy live demonstrations and speakers, as well as hands-on experiences with a variety of Tribal artisans. This exhibit is free to enjoy.

    “We are honored to share the story of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians through this one-of-a-kind, interactive experience,” said Hellmich. “Guests can immerse themselves in the history, stories and craftsmanship each Saturday during the festival, which begin immediately following the Opening Ceremony on September 21.”

    Saturday, Sept. 21 marks the Grand Opening of OWA’s Fall Festival. Guests are invited to attend the opening ceremony at 4pm, which will feature Tribal Princesses, Tribal Dancers, and the Tribe’s Pow-wow Club. The event will open to the public immediately following the opening ceremony’s festivities.

    Stick around until nightfall and enjoy the festival’s haunted corn maze that opens at dusk. If that isn’t scary enough, hop on over to Downtown OWA and try your luck inside the Hotel MitcHELL haunted house, also opening on Sept. 21.

    OWA’s Fall Festival will be located on the eastern side of the complex adjacent to the Foley Beach Express. Parking is free, and a trolley will run every 30 minutes from OWA’s Clocktower to take guests to and from the festival grounds. Fall Festival is free and open to the public. Some activities may require purchase, and information on ticket packages and event hours can be found on VisitOWA.com/FallFestival.


    Kristin Hellmich
    Director of Marketing and Public Relations

    O: 251.923.2125
    C: 251.359.8554

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