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Old 03-02-2019, 03:54 PM   #1
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Albuquerque Balloon Festival

Any progress or info on the status of the Balloon Festival this year? Has it be combined with another location?
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Old 03-02-2019, 06:33 PM   #2
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we went last year for the first time and it was awesome. here's a link to this years event. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
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Any progress or info on the status of the Balloon Festival this year? Has it be combined with another location?
Check here at this site. It will give you the Frog up date.
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2020 balloon festival planning

Planning to make to '20 balloon festival in Albuquerque. Does anyone have a list (short or long is ok) of CG's in or near the launch or flight path of the balloonists? Would like to spend the week so WES would be nice, but not mandatory.
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Planning to make to '20 balloon festival in Albuquerque. Does anyone have a list (short or long is ok) of CG's in or near the launch or flight path of the balloonists? Would like to spend the week so WES would be nice, but not mandatory.
We went Oct. 18, not camping, and had a great time! Its a must see event. Plan to be there several days since the winds can prevent balloons from ascending on any particular day. Mass ascension days are great.

Heres a link from a previous thread that might help answer your questions on camping, in particular see the link posted by ependydad towards the end

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the balloon festival committee runs sire for hundreds if not thousands of rv's. look at their official web site. they range from dry camping to at least water and electric. don't know about sewer but the pump out service is readily available.

all sites need reservation and they sell out very fast! they open the reservations for the next year just a few days after the festival closes and you to be fast to get a space.
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the balloon festival committee runs sire for hundreds if not thousands of rv's. look at their official web site. they range from dry camping to at least water and electric. don't know about sewer but the pump out service is readily available.

all sites need reservation and they sell out very fast! they open the reservations for the next year just a few days after the festival closes and you to be fast to get a space.
For your info this is a F.R.O.G event and sites already reserved. Later RJD
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This is for the 2020 festival? If so then we can try for the '21 festival.
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F.R.O.G. has a block of sites (maybe 25?) reserved for the October 2019 Balloon Fiesta. Bob has not opened up registration for this event yet. The last I heard, he was trying to decide if they would do the Balloon Fiesta as a stand-alone event or combine it with another event (as they did last year with the Grand Canyon trip) and make it kind of a "rolling" rally.

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2019 ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA
October 9-14, 2019
FROG will be returning to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta for 2019. We've secured 26 water/electric sites (30 amp) at the Rally Park.

We've not yet determined whether this will be a stand-alone event, or if it will be tied to other locations as was done for 2018.

Registration is not yet open, and will be announced well in advance, but we wanted to give everyone a "heads up."
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If you are going in 2020, you can make reservations on the official balloon festival site starting on Oct. 22nd this year.
https://balloonfiesta.com/RV-Information

We camped on the festival grounds. It's a large gravel parking lot without any hookups unless you reserve with one of the tour groups that bring their own power and water hookups. Grey and black water can be pumped out with a 'honey wagon'.

When we camped there, the ballons went directly overhead ... although the class A that had a balloon land on top of it were not very happy. One of the landing spots was in a field next to the rv parking. They have shuttle busses that take you directly to the launch area.

We'd do it again in spite of the obnoxious sound of very noisy generators attached to the trailers behind us.
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