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Update 11 AM MDT (1700 UTC) October 27, 2016

In a race which may have set a new standard for directional diversity, patience paid off as Albuquerque's Peter Cuneo and Barbara Fricke outlasted the field to win their fourth America's Challenge distance race for gas balloons.

Pueblo of Sandia & Balloon Fiesta Reach Mutual Understanding Before 45th Event


CBS NEWS featured The Balloon Fiesta on their Sunday Morning segment September 4, 2016 - take a look here: CBS News, Up, up and away!

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Updated 10/27/16 10:23p
Temperature: 62.7F
Wind: 0.0 mph From SSW (195 Deg.)
10 Minute Avg Wind: 1.0 mph
Station Pressure: 29.974 in
3/hr Pressure Trend: Steady
Sunrise: 7:24a
Sunset: 6:16p

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Balloon Fiesta Park

(For GPS planning only)
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE

Mailing address

4401 Alameda NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113


Local: (505) 821-1000