The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Takes Flight

LeeAnn Huntoon

LeeAnn Huntoon

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LeeAnn Huntoon

From October 1st to October 9th spectators and balloon enthusiasts travel for miles to watch as hundreds of hot air balloons rise from Albuquerque. The world’s largest hot air balloon festival attracts thousands of visitors from around the world who come to see the colorful and creative shapes.

The annual fall event in Albuquerque creates an enchanted world of special shape balloon rodeos, twilight balloon glows, and vibrant balloon-filled skies. From Yoda to Joelly Bee, these soaring wonders have captivated millions in the southwest for the last 50 years.

In this special, we’re going to take a look back at the history of the fall event in Albuquerque, the unforgettable balloons, and the people who make it all possible.

The full special will be available for streaming on Very Local on Sept. 26, just ahead of the kickoff of the 50th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

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