What's Up Wednesday Oct 19 #38

What's Up Wednesday Oct 19 #38

Ken Tuley ·

As we told you last week here on What's Up Wednesday, we are making the 50th anniversary soft shell event jacket available for pre-orders. Hundreds of you have taken us up on that deal and have placed your pre-order. However time is running out as today is the LAST day to place an order. These jackets are unisex, run pretty true to size and have been extremely popular. We expect to take delivery of this special order in mid to late November and will get them shipped to you in time for holiday gift giving and the cooler weather. Remember, place your order today. This offer will not be repeated.

If this 50th anniversary jacket is not to your liking, we do have two others that might meet your fancy. The 50th Varsity jacket and the Blue quilted jackets are both available now and at a discounted price.

Another item that was very popular is the 50th Retro tee. We have placed an order for another batch of those t-shirts. We expect them in about 2 weeks. We'll let you know when they are back in stock, right here on What's Up Wednesday. 

Many of you have asked if we'll be making or ordering more of many other 50th anniversary items. Unfortunately the answer is no. Everything has been reconciled and brought back online or into the gift shop. So if you see it, it's available. If you don't see, we're sold out.  It's time for us to start working on the 2023 merchandise for the 51st Balloon Fiesta. 

Keep in mind that since Balloon Fiesta is an annual event, most of our merchandise, especially clothing is dated for that year's event. That means our catalog of items turns over each year. With design and production lead times, the merchandise for a particular year is available for less than 6 months, starting in late spring. That said, we will be adding more undated Balloon Fiesta items to the store in the coming months that can be restocked year round.

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

Quick Note! The online store will be closed starting Friday evening thru the weekend for maintenance and inventory. We'll should be back online sometime Sunday. 

Thanks for a great 50th anniversary! Here's to 50 more years!

See you next week.