Save The Date
Join us October 3-11, 2020, for the 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta presented by Canon in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The 2020 theme is "Time Flies!" Start your planning for the festivities which all start on Saturday, October 3 rd  with the awe-inspiring Mass Ascension!  We will have all the information for our 49 th  event posted to soon!
2019 Success!

We have a lot to celebrate, the just-completed 48 th  Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta included some great flying days and the famous Albuquerque Box was present for most of the event. We started out with some localized fog on opening morning and a cold front blew through on Thursday, but nearly all of our events and sessions occurred on schedule!
Total number of registered balloons: 588
Total number of registered regular shape balloons:484 
Total number of registered special shape balloons: 104 
Total number of registered pilots (primary and additional):671 
Total number of estimated guest-visits: 866,414
Total number of media organizations:141 
Total number of registered media representatives: 839
Total number of views on Balloon Fiesta Live as of 10/18/18: 740,901 
Total number of countries represented: 17 (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Kenya, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and the United States of America)
Thank you for your support of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!
Balloon Fiesta Insider

Did you lose something at this year's Balloon Fiesta? If so, all found items have been sent to Balloon Fiesta's main office, located at 4401 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113. Balloon Fiesta's office is open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MT.  For more information, please call (505) 821-1000.
Merchandise Update

Looking for the best item to commemorate your Balloon Fiesta experience? Whether it's a pin, this year's jacket, a calendar or a poster, you still have time to find what you're looking for! Official Balloon Fiesta merchandise is available at our gift shop, located at 4401 Alameda Blvd NE., Albuquerque, NM 87113 and online. Be sure to shop before these items run out! 

Inside the Basket
Braylea Fisher, Balloon Fiesta Guest
Braylea Fisher was a a second-time guest at the 2019 Balloon Fiesta. And, with some Balloon Fiesta experience under her belt, she brought a first-time attendee to experience the wonder and awe. 
In this month's Inside the Basket, we'll explore how she found Balloon Fiesta and her favorite tips for first-time attendees.

To read other Inside the Basket interviews, click here
October in Ballooning

In October of 1975, Balloon Fiesta was permanently moved to the month of October. Balloon Fiesta events prior to this were held in April (1972) and February (1973, 1974). The 1975 event marked the fourth edition of Balloon Fiesta.
October Photo-of-the-Month

We have received some beautiful pictures of this year's event, submitted through Balloon Fiesta's social media! Below is the photo chosen for October. Thank you @emmendenhall!    

Do you have a favorite Balloon Fiesta photo? Share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag our page for a chance to be featured in next month's newsletter! 
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Check out the latest media coverage about Balloon Fiesta
Sponsor Spotlight
We would like to thank each and every sponsor of the 2019 Balloon Fiesta!  You are all important to us and this event would not be possible without the support of your team. We know you have many choices when to comes to spending your marketing dollars and we're grateful that you have chosen to participate in our event. With hundreds of thousands of guests in attendance, we hope that you enjoyed the exposure for your brand.   If you would like  information on our 2020 event, please contact Laurie or Stephanie at 505-821-1000 to get started!

For a complete list of Balloon Fiesta sponsors, click  here.

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Phone: (505) 821-1000, 1-888-422-7277
Fax: (505) 828-2887