2022 RV RESERVATION UPDATES 

RV reservations/sites for the 2022 event have sold out. Popularity and interest in the 50th event generated a significant amount of traffic that resulted in delays and difficulty in accessing the reservation system.

In all, more than 20,000 reservations over the nine-day event were reserved by 10:30am Mountain Time, an hour and a half after reservations opened and shortly after adjustments were made within the system.

We understand that many of you were unable to book your desired date/space; we wish we could accommodate all of you at Balloon Fiesta, in the meantime, we are reviewing all reservations and waitlist requests for accuracy. 

For more information please email: rvspace@balloonfiesta.com

 

RV Reservations

TENT CAMPING: $35.00 per night (tent camping only)

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

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

PREMIUM: $95.00 per night (30Amp and water connection in the 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) 

VIP North: $100.00 per night (dry camping, adjacent to the Launch Field with 2 general admission passes included valid during your stay) Please note that this lot is in close proximity to the Fireworks and it will be loud.

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 lots, which is first-come, first-served, parked as you arrive. To park together, you  must arrive together.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Until July 14th, refunds will be processed with a $50.00 cancellation fee for President's Compound and $30.00 for all other sites.

July 15th through August 31st a 50% refund for all lots. 

After August 31st, no refunds will be given. 

*We do not rollover paid reservations to the following year.*

Additional RV Details

  • All RV spaces must have prior reservations. Drive-ups will not be accommodated. The RV facilities accept RVs with reservations starting the Monday prior to Balloon Fiesta.
  • The nights of Monday through Thursday prior to the event are half-price nights at the lot in which you select. 
  • Check-in hours prior to the event are 8:00 AM to 6:45 PM. If you arrive after 6:45PM to check-in, you will be staged in line for parking the next morning.
  • For Safety, we do not park after dark.
  • Check-in hours, once the event begins, are 12:00 NOON to 4:00 PM each day. It is strongly recommended that you arrive before 3:00 PM on days other than Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday to avoid heavy traffic congestion and to avoid delaying your check-in. 
  • Any arrivals prior to your reservation date will not be accommodated, as you must have a prior reservation for each night you are staying. 
  • Extensions to reservations will not be accommodated, as you must have a prior reservation for each night you are staying. 
  • Check-out time is 10:00- 11:30 AM.
  • The RV facilities close the Monday immediately following Balloon Fiesta.
  • There is a 3rd party vendor available for pumping and fills at an additional cost per service; they only accept cash. 

RV Forms and Maps

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Site Types

TENT CAMPING: $35.00 per night (tent camping only)

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.) 

VIP North: Please note that this lot is in close proximity to the Fireworks and it will be loud. $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 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  for additional help, RVSpace@balloonfiesta.com 

If you are using an APPLE-based product, you may experience difficulties booking due to Safari settings.  Please set your Safari settings to the lowest security, process the reservation, then reset Safari settings back to the original configuration.

Up until July 14th refunds will be processed with a $50.00 fee for President's Compound and $30 for all other RV lots. 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. 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.  You will receive a welcome bag upon check-in at the reservation booth.

Reservations for 2022 will open on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at 9 AM Mountain Time. Reservations are online-only, and that even applies to groups.

Site Questions

Our spaces are 20 feet in width and 55 feet in depth.   We do ask that you disconnect your tow vehicle prior to arrival at the reservation booth.  This allows 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 7 pm*, and check-out is 10:30am- 11:30.

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

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 $30.00 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 10 pm to 5 am 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 guest use.  We do ask that you do not throw any trash in the portable toilets, please. 

NO Campfires, bonfires or propane fire pits.  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/ATVs are not allowed.  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.

There are wheelchairs and motorized scooters for rent on the field, near our South and North information booths. 

The RV shuttle buses run all day when there are double events, they start at 4 am and run until 10 pm. 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 4 am and it is open till 10 pm.

Admission

No, we never sell out of general admission tickets. You can purchase them online or at the gate for $15.00 per person per session. Children under 12 are free.

We call a session the activities scheduled for a certain time of day. We have AM sessions and PM Sessions. All activites during the AM session are included in your admission, as with the PM Sessions. 

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 the 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 rvspace@balloonfiesta.com