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Old 09-15-2019, 02:38 PM   #1
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Balloon Festival 2020

We are interested in attending the 2020 balloon festival in Albuquerque, NM. Does anyone know of any groups offering a trip or anyone interested in getting a group together?
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Old 09-15-2019, 05:48 PM   #2
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Escapee's and FMCA both have groups going. You need to keep on top of it and register as soon as they take them because spots fill up fast. It's a very popular thing.
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I was gonna say, if you don’t already have your reservations, it may be too late for this year.
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:46 PM   #4
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Thanks. We are looking for next year, 2020
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:20 PM   #5
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Escapee's and FMCA both have groups going. You need to keep on top of it and register as soon as they take them because spots fill up fast. It's a very popular thing.
Yall go to that Dick?

We may look at it next year. Already have plans this year. Although it is easier for us to just do a motel. Maybe even at Roswell
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:26 PM   #6
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I think October 20th 2019 is open registration for 2020 balloon festival in Albuquerque, NM
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:37 AM   #7
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Yall go to that Dick?

We may look at it next year. Already have plans this year. Although it is easier for us to just do a motel. Maybe even at Roswell
You bet! If you haven't gone it's a must see. Many more shapes and sizes than you see anywhere and the dawn launch is amazing.
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Yall go to that Dick?

We may look at it next year. Already have plans this year. Although it is easier for us to just do a motel. Maybe even at Roswell
My friend that lives local said it takes them 2 1/2 hours to drive in locally - they only go occasionally since they need to leave the house at 4A
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Stay in the campground across the street from the Festival. You can then walk to the field or ride the shuttle buses. You can see the balloons from your camper.
We did that last year and had a great time.
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:25 PM   #10
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Fantasy offers tours for the balloon festival. They may be full for 2020. Call them.
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Stay in the campground across the street from the Festival. You can then walk to the field or ride the shuttle buses. You can see the balloons from your camper.
We did that last year and had a great time.
What is name of the campground? Does it have 50amp service?
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Old 09-25-2019, 06:39 PM   #12
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groups are fine but some cost. research on where you want to be, either side of the main road is fine.



just do it. it gets cool/cold in the early mornings but I would never want to miss it.


enjoy.
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Old 09-26-2019, 04:35 AM   #13
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Can't remember, but you can go to the website for the festival.
It's not a campground it's a large field.
There is no hookups. It's all dry camping.
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:59 AM   #14
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There are section with water and 30 amp power, but they are for the Tour Groups like Fantasy, Winnebago, Adventure, etc., if you're not with one of them you will be dry camping.
A great experience not to be missed.
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Old 09-28-2019, 03:07 PM   #15
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Thanks. We are looking for next year, 2020
From what I read on the festival website you can mae reservations the day after the festival.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:55 AM   #16
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mhs is in error, you don't have to be with a 'group' to get some services. we went there on our own and had at least electric...can't remember about water. anyway, i am sure these get filled quickly.


enjoy the time.
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:14 PM   #17
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Expect the dust and dirt to be...well very much in your face. Balloon Fiesta from 1976 through 1997 gave me loads of memories. One year I may think about attending another, but with the closed roads and major traffic on others, I may just get a room in the Sandia casino hotel and view from there.
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