What a week it was for the 2022 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We loved seeing so many of you in person at our on-field merchandise tents. We are also thrilled that you loved our 50th merchandise so much that we sold out of a lot of products and sizes. Thank you!
One item that was especially popular was the 2022 Event Soft Shell Jacket. It featured the turquoise diamond logo with the original 13 balloons on the back. It has turquoise trim on the pockets and 50th Anniversary embroidered on the inside zipper flap.
And here's the good news, we're going to make more! Starting today and continuing for one week and one week only, we're taking orders for these jackets. At the end of the day on Oct 19, we'll count up the orders and place a new order for just that many jackets in those sizes. We expect to have the jackets in house and ready to ship to you by the end of November. That means you'll have the jacket in time for the holidays.
So don't delay, if you want a medium weight jacket, with hood and the 50th event logos, click the link and pre-order yours today.
Also starting today, our online presence is once again open for business. All of our inventory is being transferred to our gift shop and online store. You'll want to browse the entire store to see what's new and/or back in stock. And keep checking as we work through the week to verify inventory and availability.
As we wrap up the sale of 2022 merchandise, work on items for 2023 is already underway. The new bumper sticker is already available for free with any order or by stopping by the office.Clothing and other designs are already underway for logos and some amazing items.
Did you know you can still watch the entire 2022 Balloon Fiesta online! All 15 sessions, plus the new Drone Show and the Awards presentation are available on Balloon Fiesta Live! BTW, Balloon Fiesta Live! pins (and announcer pins) are now available in our store!
Just for What's Up Wednesday! subscribers, here are some important dates for next year. Consider marking your calendar now! You do have a 2023 Balloon Fiesta Calendar, right?January 11, 2023 - RV space reservations open
April 7, 2023 - Tickets for the event, Gondola Club and other areas go on sale
July 2023 - 2023 official poster available
August 2023 - 2024 official calendar available
Oct 7, 2023 - Balloon Fiesta Opening Day
See you next week!