Monday, October 8, 2012

Balloon Fiesta 2012: Blaze a Trail

This year's Balloon Fiesta started on October 6th and runs through October 14th - so if somehow you forgot about it this year (though that's hard to do with a skyline full of balloons, I25 backed up at the exit for Balloon Fiesta Park, & chase crews darting about the place), there's still time to check out some of the action! & for those of you who are struggling to make it to a Mass Ascension at 7 am, there's always...the library!  Here's a little bit of Balloon Fiesta that you can take home with you to enjoy, at least for a 3 week check-out!

The World Comes to Albuquerque: Celebrating 40 years of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta by Kim Vesely

Albuquerque: Where the World Celebrates Ballooning by Q13-KRQE TV ; in association with Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Special Shape Rodeo: Kodak Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta by Jean-Michel Bertrand

Looks like Special Collections has Flying Franks, Floating Fish: The Odd October Skies of Albuquerque - A Loving Tribute to Photographing Twenty Years of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Special Shaped Balloons by Kim Alaburda on display, so you'll have to go there to see a copy!

For kids:

The Elephants in the Land of Enchantment by Beverly Eschberger

Pop Flop's Great Balloon Ride by Nancy Abruzzo

For general items about hot air balloons (not just about the Balloon Fiesta!), try a subject search of "Ballooning" or "Hot Air Balloons".


Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta homepage

Daily Event Schedule

Albuquerque Balloon Museum

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