Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta!
Calendar: Airstream Rally & Event Calendar
Ken J  
09-30-2011 to 10-04-2011 11:00 AM to 11:00 AM
URL to Rally Discussion (if available):
Nearest City or Town: Albuquerque
State: New Mexico
Club or Group: Four Corners Unit - WBCCI
Campground Name: Balloon Fiesta Park

2011 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Rally is on! We will be camping beach front right on the grounds of the Balloon Fiesta. If you have never been before, this is a great opportunity to see this event close up - the balloons will be taking off yards from your front door. For more information log on to

This year will be particularly special as itís the 40th Anniversary of Balloon Fiesta.

The dates are to arrive September 30 and leave the morning of Oct 4th. The cost is $341 which INCLUDES
FREE (that alone would cost almost $200 if you were not camping with us) entry to all events for 2 people. The only thing we charge is $1 to cover some bank charges for handling the rally funds.

Donít miss the early morning Dawn Patrol where a dozen balloons light up the pre-dawn sky. Next up is Mass Ascension where you will see hundreds of balloons take to the sky. The best part is that you are not sitting in grandstands taking in the action from a distance but you are right on the field watching as balloon crews set up their balloons and take off. The evening brings more balloons and fireworks!

We have 90 spots reserved at this point - This event fills up fast and I need to know who is attending by mid March, and Ĺ of the fee ($170.50) is due at that time. After that point I canít promise a spot although the past we have been able to accept later reservations Ė it just depends on how they fill up.

A fresh water truck and pump out service is available, however there are no elec hookups. Generators are ok and solar works great.

This is the perfect family rally so bring the parents, grandparents, kids, pets and lets have a great time at this VERY popular and NOT TO MISS event! Donít forget your camera!

Refund policy - the balloon fiesta folks have a strict policy of no refunds after September 1st. I also canít promise full refunds up to that point Ė their policy is a $10 charge until July 15th and from July 15 Ė Aug 31st there is a 50% charge. We work well with the balloon fiesta folks and they have never charged us for refunds up to Sept 1st Ė after Sept 1st we know we canít refund any money.

Attached is the sign up sheet Ė and please please write your e-mail clearly so I can read it because thatís how we will communicate with you and let you know whats going on prior to the fiesta Ė you will receive several updates as we get closer to Balloon Fiesta!

Four Corners Unit
C/O Ken Johansen
P.O. Box 1554
Tijeras, NM87059

Ask anyone who has attended this great event before and they will tell you that you just cannot describe it Ė you just have to be there.

See you at Balloon Fiesta!

Ken J

RSVP'd Yes: 39

    03-06-2011 03:50 PM
    Looking forward to our drive from Spokane, WA. See all of you on the 30th.

    02-19-2011 12:37 PM
    Yes, we will attend with one Airstream only (Previous message stated we would attend with a second, non-Airstream rig).

    03-19-2011 04:42 PM
    Our first ABF. Can't wait.

    03-14-2011 10:32 PM
    All the way from Penna. Here we come!!

    04-05-2011 12:55 PM

    08-03-2011 01:09 PM
    5 of 5 for us, we're addicted...

    03-15-2011 01:58 PM
    Third year in a row, and we're just as excited. Made reservations at Enchanted Trails about 10 min ago. Lyle & Margie

    07-19-2011 06:27 PM
    First time. Can't wait.

    08-24-2011 10:03 AM
    We've been looking forward to this since Ken's first post. Coming from Omaha!

    08-12-2011 12:30 PM

    03-15-2011 10:42 AM
    Looking forward to this very much

    03-21-2011 10:31 AM

    03-14-2011 11:18 PM
    looking forward to it

    03-15-2011 06:07 AM
    Looking forward to seeing all of the ballons

    Charlie M
    03-21-2011 09:23 AM
    Of course we will be there, number three. Just got back in town.

    08-06-2011 10:53 AM
    Yes, we're planning to come. This will be our first rally ever, so we're looking forward to new friends and new experiences. Will probably need to beg your patience with the newbies! Sending the form and full payment in today. Send a PM if we're to...

    09-25-2011 01:08 PM
    Staying at Enchanted Trails the evening before! Can't wait to leave!

    07-02-2011 01:35 PM

    Grand Master
    03-15-2011 10:23 PM
    Mary & I are looking forward to the Fiesta. We have a vintage AS and are coming from Indiana.

    08-04-2011 08:48 AM
    This will be our first time and looking forward to it.

    Harry W
    07-12-2011 02:19 PM
    This will be our fourth time!

    08-21-2011 07:44 AM
    One month from today we leave for NM. We are planning on spending a few days in Amalia, Taos and Santa Fe until we meet up with everyone on the morning of the 30th. Looking forward to more details. We are so excited for this trip. Our first balloon ...

    03-15-2011 07:16 AM
    Our first rally! Coming from Durango.

    03-15-2011 06:51 PM
    can't wait

    05-11-2011 11:07 PM
    Looking forward to the trip and all of the sites on the way, from Bremerton, WA.

    06-14-2011 12:50 PM

    08-05-2011 11:44 AM
    Looking forward to our first rally! Coming from San Clemente, CA via Utah's red rock country and SW Colorado. - Jane & Doug Bender

    03-15-2011 08:18 AM

    07-24-2011 05:29 PM
    We are looking forward being with your group and the location. We were there several years back, our first A/S caravan but we stayed at the fairgrounds. This location should be superb and a lot less hazzle! Rich & Sheila Gallagher

    08-03-2011 08:18 PM
    One of our favorite events of the year.

    02-16-2011 02:24 PM

    06-10-2011 12:18 PM
    Wouldn't miss this International event, celebrating 40 years this year, for anything! This is the ONLY way to experience the Fiesta! See you at the Fiesta Field! -Lynda, Jim & Boone

    03-14-2011 11:38 PM

    03-15-2011 07:44 AM
    First time to the Four Corners Unit and the Balloon Fiesta, looking forward to it. Terry & Natalie

    06-20-2011 08:05 AM
    Looking forward to it!

    08-03-2011 10:40 PM
    Coming from Sandpoint, ID. Looking forward to it.

    08-08-2011 02:58 PM
    We are looking forward to the 40th anniversary Fiesta. Hope to see some special balloons and party with 4CU.

    03-14-2011 11:06 PM
    Can't wait!!

    03-14-2011 10:24 PM
RSVP'd Maybe: 4

    09-14-2011 09:08 PM
    im doing my best to get of work..My email address is if you have any more info you could send or a phone number that I could ask u some Questions

    09-13-2011 07:53 PM
    Are there still spaces left? This would be a first for me and maybe even a maiden voyage for my "new" 1964 Safari! She should be all ready to go by then with a new axle and tires that is all that is left to do!! (this week!!) I have had h...

    Ken J
    03-15-2011 07:39 PM
    Will have to see if there is anything else going on.... oh ok - I'll be there.... LOL!!!!!!!!

    Kim Cannon
    04-15-2011 01:50 PM
RSVP'd No: 1

    04-15-2011 09:51 PM
    No can do.
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