Preperations are underway for the Northwest Georgia Balloon Festival that will be held this weekend in Chattooga County at Menlo’s recreation department ball field area.

Organizers say that they are expecting a good crowd this year and will be featuring several hot air balloons along with the tethered balloon rides.  Also, an additional feature is the appearance of "Barney Fife"…..a Don Knotts impersonater from Ft. Payne will be on hand as Deputy Barney Fife this Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Admission for the Balloon Festival is only $10 per car-load and that get’s folks in all three days.  The Northwest Georgia Balloon Festival will be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Menlo.