It is that time of year again when the leaves change colors and the hot air balloons fill the skies.
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta countdown has started for the 42nd, "Enchanted Sunrise" Balloon Fiesta, October 5-13, 2013.
This year marks the 42nd time that the Balloon Fiesta has filled Albuquerque’s beautiful blue skies. The Balloon Fiesta is the premier international ballooning event set in the perfect October climate which affords us the phenomenon called the "Albuquerque Box." The box is a result of a combination of weather patterns and the geographic landscape, which allows balloonists some control to retrace their flight over the balloon field or Albuquerque.
Yes, the place to be in October is at Balloon Fiesta Park. There are 200 acres of grass filled with balloons and vendors' booths selling every kind of New Mexican food and balloon memorabilia. Every year balloon teams journey from around the world to participate in this showcase event. It has been said that it is the most photographed event in the world.