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OKC Balloon Festival Canceled

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The popular balloon festival that was supposed to make its return to Oklahoma City, is now canceled.

The event was scheduled to take place from August 24 through 27 at Chisholm Creek. But Wednesday, Chisholm Creek said the festival organizer failed to meet requirements for its land lease agreement and released the following statement:

“Chisholm Creek has terminated the land lease agreement with the event organizer OKC Balloon Festival, LLC for failure to meet the necessary requirements. Chisholm Creek has high standards to uphold in service to our patrons and tenants, and we did not have confidence in the organizers' ability to successfully execute an event of this capacity. We are disappointed that the event organizer, who is not affiliated with Chisholm Creek, was not able to keep their commitments for the OKC Balloon Festival.

We look forward to hosting many spectacular events in the future on our site.”

OKC Balloon Festival also issued the following statement: 

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are sad to announce the cancellation of the OKC Balloon Festival for 2017. Full refunds will be provided to ticket holders automatically and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Unfortunately, this is the second event at Chisholm Creek that we have had to cancel as a business within a five week period.

We wish Dan and his team all the best for the future, and we look forward to seeing the land at Chisholm Creek delivered to the point where it can host large scale events such as a balloon festival in the future.

If anyone has any specific questions regarding refunds, please email info@okcbf.com. Refunds should take between 2 to 5 business days.

If you have already purchased tickets for the event or have sponsorships with the organization, contact the OKC Balloon Festival, LLC at vendors@tulsaibf.com or (918) 442-4860 regarding refunds and any other inquiries. 

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