2019 "Picture Perfect" dates are October 5th - 13th

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 We only accept online reservations and drive ups are not allowed for the 2019 event!

Please click below to make an RV reservation. We are sold out in all RV sites for both weekends. We also have over 2600 waitlist requests so our waitlist is now closed. Our 2020 reservations will go on sale October 22nd, 2019 at 9am MST.

Cancellation Policy

Up until July 14th refunds will be processed with a $10.00 fee for the Standard, Premium, and VIP sites. President’s Compound is a fee of $12.50. July 15th through August 31st a 50% refund will be given. After August 31st, no refunds will be given. We do not rollover paid reservations to the following year.

Any reservations issues will need to be emailed to RVSpace@balloonfiesta.com and they will be addressed in the order they are received. 

RV Reservations

STANDARD: $40.00 per night (dry camping) (South RV Lot)

BOX VIEW: $50.00 per night (dry camping) (South RV Lot)

PREMIUM: $95.00 per night (30Amp and water connection)  (South RV Lot)

VIP West/East: $100.00 per night (dry camping, adjacent to the Launch Field with 2 general admission passes included valid during your stay.) 

PRESIDENT'S COMPOUND :$250.00 per night (Sites on a bluff overlooking the Launch Field with city water pressure and 30-50 Amp RV Hook-up, this site also includes 4 general admission passes to the Launch Field valid during your stay.) 

*Please keep in mind that we are a temporary facility that is set in place prior to the event opening.   Placement among the RV park is at Balloon Fiesta’s discretion. We do "Rally Style" parking at all of our sites; which is first come, first served parked as you arrive.

 

Additional Details for 2019

  • The RV facilities accept RVs starting Monday before the Balloon Fiesta at 8:00 AM- 6:45 PM. We do not park after sunset (7 PM) for safety purposes. You will be staged for parking in the morning.
  • The nights of Monday through Thursday before the Balloon Fiesta (09/30-10/03) are half price nights at the site in which you select.
  • Check-in hours after Friday ,10/05 are 12:00 noon to 6:45 PM. It is strongly recommended that you arrive prior to 3:00 PM on days other than Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to avoid heavy traffic congestion.
  • The RV facilities close the Monday,10/14, after the end of Balloon Fiesta at 11:00 AM.
  • There is a 3rd party vendor available for pumping and fills at an additional cost per service and they only accept Cash.
  • We will only be taking Credit Cards and Checks at our RV sites this year.  
  • Every year we open RV reservations 9 days after the current event for the next year, October 22, 2019

 

RV Forms and Maps

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Site Types

STANDARD: $40.00 per night (dry camping) (South RV Lot)

BOX VIEW: $50.00 per night (dry camping) (South RV Lot)

PREMIUM: $95.00 per night (30Amp and water connection)  (South RV Lot)

VIP West/East: $100.00 per night (dry camping, adjacent to the Launch Field with 2 entry passes included valid during your stay.) 

PRESIDENT'S COMPOUND: $250.00 per night (Sites on a bluff overlooking the Launch Field with city water pressure and 30-50 Amp RV Hook-up, this site also includes 4 entry passes to the Launch Field valid during your stay.) 

*Please keep in mind that we are a temporary facility that is set in place prior to the event opening.   Placement among the RV park is at Balloon Fiesta’s discretion. We do "Rally Style" parking at all of our sites. You will be parked as you arrive. If you have a reservation for 3 RV sites and only one person arrives, the other two will be parked upon arrival in any section available. If you do not arrive together you will not be parked next to one another. 

RV Map with directions on how to arrive

Reservation Questions 

Please visit our website at www.balloonfiesta.com  , tickets and reservations.   If the dates you requested are sold out you will be able to add yourself to the waitlist.

If you are having trouble booking your reservations, please email Kim Judge for additional help, RVSpace@balloonfiesta.com 

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Up until July 14th refunds will be processed with a $10.00 fee for the Standard, Premium, and VIP sites.  President’s Compound is a fee of $12.50.   July 15th through August 31st a 50% refund will be given.  After August 31st, no refunds will be given.  We do not rollover paid reservations to the following year.

The waitlist is automated this year. Please log onto our RV site and place yourself on the waitlist as if you were making a reservation.  

There are no split reservations allowed. We require a 3 night minimum and they must be booked consecutively. 

You can arrive and check-in by your last name with a proper ID or email rvspace@balloonfiesta.com  for another confirmation to be sent to you.

Your receipt/confirmation email is all that is received before arrival.  Nothing is mailed; you will receive a welcome bag upon check-in at the reservation booth.

Reservations open 9 days after the end of each Balloon Fiesta.  It is always a Tuesday at 8 am MST.  Reservations are online only, and that even applies for groups.

Site Questions

Our spaces are 19 feet in width and 50 feet in depth.   We do ask that you disconnect your tow vehicle prior to arrival at the reservation booth.  This allows for us to park you quicker in your space.   

All RVs are parked at AIBF’s discretion; requests can be made but are not guaranteed (*this applies to groups as well as individuals*)

If you want to be parked next to someone in particular, we ask that you both arrive together.

Check in time for reservations is 12 noon till approximately 7pm*, and check-out is 11am.

*We do not park after dark for safety purposes.  If you arrive after 7pm, you will be parked the next morning at 8am.*

The only access to water when arriving is at our Standard/Premium lot.  We do however have a 3rd party vendor who is onsite for water fills.  There is a fee for the fill, please check with AAA about the price on the number of gallons you need.  

No, however we have an on-site pumping service.  This is a 3rd party vendor who will come to you and pump your tanks for you.  There is a fee of $25.00 per pumping.  Please check with the reservation booth/tent for additional details.

Yes, generators are allowed if they are not “Construction external generators.”   We do ask that you abide by our quiet hours of 10pm to 5am, and that they be 2 feet off of the ground. 

Not currently.  We do not have a shower station or a place to shower.  

Yes, there are portable toilets throughout the various RV sites for the guests use.  We do ask that you do not throw any trash in the portable toilets, please. 

NO Campfires/bonfires/propane fires are allowed per the Albuquerque Fire Department.  If you are caught having a campfire/bonfire you will be asked to leave for violating the Rules and Regulations of the park.  

Pets

Yes, pets are allowed.  NM has a leash law, so please make sure that your pets are on a leash and more importantly, pick up after your pet.

No, Balloon Fiesta Park is a City of Albuquerque Park, in which dogs are not allowed. Dogs are not allowed at the park during Balloon Fiesta at any time.

 Launch Field/Balloon Fiesta Park

No, Golf Carts/ATV are not allowed to be taken down to the field. Any RV guest found on the Launch Field with their own Golf Cart/ATV will cause you to be removed from the premises. This is an insurance and safety issue. We offer a shuttle service for you to and from the field.

You can ride your bike to the field, and park it with our free Bike Valet. Bikes are not allowed on the Balloon Launch field at any time. Bike Valet is located just north of the Balloon Museum.

We rent wheelchairs on the field, near our South and North information booths. We have motorized scooters for rent also.

The RV shuttle buses run all day when there are double events, they start at 4am and run until 10pm. There are 4 shuttle stops located in our Standard and Premium locations. There is handicap access for wheelchairs or scooters. These shuttles are free of charge. They will take you to and from the RV Park.

The balloon launch field opens at 4am and it is open till 10pm.

Admission

No, we never sell out of general admission tickets. You can purchase them at the gate for $10.00 per person per session. Children under 12 are free.

We call a session the events scheduled for the time of day. We have AM sessions and PM Sessions. All events during the AM session are included in your admission, as with the PM Sessions. The only event that is a separate charge is the MusicFiesta on the second Saturday of the event. MusicFiesta includes general admission for the evening and the Concert.

Miscellaneous

Upon check in you will be given a welcome pack with a map and contact information of all of the necessary places you may need on your visit.

The Rules and Regulations can be downloaded via a link above and it was sent to you at the time you made your reservation. You will also receive a copy upon check in. If you have additional questions, please email Kim at rvspace@balloonfiesta.com

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