The Great Midwest Balloon Fest is making its residency this year with its festival hours being August 10th and 11th from 4-11PM. This Balloon Festival is to take place at the Great Mall of the Great Plains located at 151st and K-7 in Olathe, KS. Numerous attractions are to scatter the fest grounds including, military attractions, homeland security exhibits, vintage restorations, along with beer and food vendors sponsoring the beer and wine tastings that will be available throughout the festival. Live concerts will be happening both nights of the festival for all with ticket purchase. For itinerary information click HERE! Advance tickets may be purchased June 30 - August 8, 2012 at all Kansas and Missouri Hy-Vee Stores or online via the festival website. This is a one of a kind event to grace Kansas City so mark your calendar and get your tickets as this is going to be a must attend event this summer.