What's Up Wednesday!

What's Up Wednesday

What's Up Wednesday

by Ken Tuley on May 18, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, new magnets, water bottles and GREAT news on shipping charges! Last week we released this year's new keychains, and this week it's time for the new magnets. There's a champagne glass bottle opener/magnet, the 50th event logo, a striking round magnet with the logo...

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What's Up Wednesday

What's Up Wednesday

by Ken Tuley on May 04, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the Official Event Pin of Balloon Fiesta #50 is here and ready for you! This year's event pin features three iconic balloons from the early years. Front and center is the balloon our founder Sid Cutter flew in the 1972 gathering. The roadrunner/coyote balloon was...

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What's Up Wednesday!

What's Up Wednesday!

by Ken Tuley on April 27, 2022

Another week and more new products now available for you to check out. First up, the return of the tile. For years, Balloon Fiesta created a special ceramic tile celebrating the theme of the year. A few years ago, we stopped producing the tiles due to the cost of production....

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Balloon Jewelry and a NEW T-Shirt Available Now!

Balloon Jewelry and a NEW T-Shirt Available Now!

by Ken Tuley on April 20, 2022

Just in time for Mother's Day, we have some stunning new balloon jewelry items for you this week. These custom hand-made items are from LeightWorks and were crafted just for Balloon Fiesta. Hand-cut crystal and optic glass is layered inside with different blends of precious metals that make these earrings and...

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Thanks and What's Up Wednesday.

Thanks and What's Up Wednesday.

by Ken Tuley on April 13, 2022

Thank you for an overwhelming response to the release of our first 50th Anniversary Merchandise. The 50th Turquoise and Rainbow pins have been a huge hit, and the 50th hoodie is close behind. Of course, the 4-pack of discount General Admission tickets remains a hot item in the store.  Did...

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Happy Birthday and Anniversary Balloon Fiesta!

Happy Birthday and Anniversary Balloon Fiesta!

by Ken Tuley on April 06, 2022

On Friday, April 8, 2022, it will be 50 years to the day from when the first group of 13 hot air balloons gathered at the west end of Coronado Center in Albuquerque in what would be the first Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The occasion was KOB Radio's 50th birthday. And an...

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Tickets!, Tickets! and more Tickets!

Tickets!, Tickets! and more Tickets!

by Ken Tuley on March 30, 2022

April 1 marks 6 months until the start of the 2022 50th Anniversary Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. And that's the day Tickets go ON SALE!!! No April Fool's joke here....All tickets go on sale at 9 am MDT, Friday, April 1. If you are looking for Gondola Club, Chasers' Club,...

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50th Balloon Fiesta Book

50th Balloon Fiesta Book

by Ken Tuley on March 23, 2022

As we get closer to the actual anniversary of Balloon Fiesta on April 8th, Balloon Fiesta is proud to release a brand new book, celebrating 50 Years of Balloon Magic. It's a gorgeous coffee table book, chock full of some of the best ballooning photos from Balloon Fiesta. This 200+ page...

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More Puzzles and Games

More Puzzles and Games

by Ken Tuley on March 16, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, we have a Glow in the Dark Puzzle. At 300 pieces, this puzzle is a delight for everyone. Featuring hot air balloons in all stages of lift-off, this puzzle will light up your space during the day and when the lights go off. And...

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Spinners Return for Spring

Spinners Return for Spring

by Ken Tuley on March 09, 2022

Spring weather has arrived in Albuquerque and many other parts of the country and just in time so have our latest collection of spinners. These fun wind catchers are back in stock with 8 different designs. 6 of those designs are in stock, 2 more to come. Each design is...

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Unique Wooden Puzzles

Unique Wooden Puzzles

by Ken Tuley on March 02, 2022

A lot of us got hooked, or maybe re-hooked on puzzles during the pandemic shutdown. And if you're looking for a different type of puzzle, we have one for you this week. It's a wooden puzzle with each piece a unique shape. It's also two-sided, adding an additional challenge to...

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Balloon Gifts for Man's Best Friend

Balloon Gifts for Man's Best Friend

by Ken Tuley on February 23, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, we have a great gift for that ever present companion of yours, the dog. You just have to check out these Pet Bandanas! Handmade right here in Albuquerque, these colorful, collar attachments will help dress up your pet to the nines for ballooning, crewing,...

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Name Tweak and Keeping Track of Things

Name Tweak and Keeping Track of Things

by Ken Tuley on February 16, 2022

It's another Wednesday and time for What's Up Wednesday, our weekly look at what's new and happening in the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Gift Shop, or online Balloon Fiesta Stuff!  Everyday we all have the need to just jot something down. And it seems there's never pen and paper handy. We...

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New this week-Solar Balloon Lanterns

New this week-Solar Balloon Lanterns

by Ken Tuley on February 11, 2022

We've found a great new product to offer in the Balloon Fiesta shop this week. It's a solar powered, balloon-shaped lantern. It's a beautifully hand-painted,  multi-colored glass work in the most popular hot air balloon colors. Special flickering LED solar lights create the appearance of flames shooting up from the...

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Welcome to What's New Wednesday

Welcome to What's New Wednesday

by Ken Tuley on February 02, 2022

With our new online store, we're going to schedule a blog post for every Wednesday. And we're going to call it What's New Wednesday. Each Wednesday we're going to feature an item on the store the is either new or we think special enough to call to your attention. You...

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