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What's Up Wednesday, November 15, 2023 #94

What's Up Wednesday, November 15, 2023 #94

by Ken Tuley on November 15, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, an Eclipse pin update and shoppers beware, there are only 30 shopping days left in 2023 at Balloon Fiesta Stuff. Let's start with the good news. The solar eclipse pin and the Marvin the Martian pin have arrived and are being shipped as you read...

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What's Up Wednesday, November 8, 2023 #93

What's Up Wednesday, November 8, 2023 #93

by Ken Tuley on November 08, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the last of our inventory consolidation and good news about those pre-ordered eclipse pins. As you'll remember, for the past 3 weeks we've been consolidating, counting and restocking inventory from our 51st Balloon Fiesta. An event that set a record for attendance and a...

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What's Up Wednesday November 1, 2023 #92

What's Up Wednesday November 1, 2023 #92

by Ken Tuley on November 01, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, more consolidation and now Pilot items are available to everyone. As we've been telling you for the past couple of weeks, we've been bringing inventory back from the field locations, counting and stocking them in the gift shop and here online. All of our...

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What's Up Wednesday October 25, 2023 #91

What's Up Wednesday October 25, 2023 #91

by Ken Tuley on October 25, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday more catch up and consolidation plus a "new" item in the store that we haven't had a chance to introduce to you. Last week we told you that we are in the process of consolidating the inventory from all our event sites and that...

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What's Up Wednesday October 18, 2023 #90

What's Up Wednesday October 18, 2023 #90

by Ken Tuley on October 18, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a look at the record setting week of Balloon Fiesta, what that means for shopping in the next couple of weeks, and an item that made is just as Balloon Fiesta was starting. And a warm welcome to the hundreds of you reading What's...

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What's Up Wednesday October 11, 2023 #89

What's Up Wednesday October 11, 2023 #89

by Ken Tuley on October 11, 2023

The week on What's Up Wednesday, we're halfway thru the 2023 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We're going to be brief today. Just a reminder that while we have set aside inventory for those of you attending in the second half of the week, quantities are still limited, so if you...

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What's Up Wednesday October 4, 2023, # 88

What's Up Wednesday October 4, 2023, # 88

by Ken Tuley on October 04, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday we are just about 24 hours from opening a merchandise tent on the field and only 72 hours until Balloon Fiesta 51 takes off. Let's review your shopping opportunities. Of course, online is open 24/7, just remember that due to an increase of people...

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What's Up Wednesday September 27, 2023 #87

What's Up Wednesday September 27, 2023 #87

by Ken Tuley on September 27, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the countdown has dropped to single digits as we race toward opening day of the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. And as you might have guessed, demand for 2023 merchandise is soaring. Today we're going to outline all the special shopping hours and opportunities...

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What's Up Wednesday, September 20, 2023 # 86

What's Up Wednesday, September 20, 2023 # 86

by Ken Tuley on September 20, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a new year-round collection of clothing items that's perfect for the upcoming cooler weather, and another eclipse item as we quickly approach the 2-week mark in the countdown to #51. Elevate your style with our exclusive Balloon Fiesta collection! First up, we have the...

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What's Up Wednesday September 12, 2023 #85

What's Up Wednesday September 12, 2023 #85

by Ken Tuley on September 13, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a whole slew of items to help you stay hydrated when out ballooning or during any other activity you may be taking part in. First a little update from behind the scenes. We are just a little more than 3 weeks away from the...

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What's Up Wednesday September 6, 2023 # 84

What's Up Wednesday September 6, 2023 # 84

by Ken Tuley on September 06, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, we're just 30 days away from "Burners On!" and that means the official program, another T-shirt, and stickers for everyone! Let's start with the program. This is the definitive guide to Balloon Fiesta. Of course you'll find the balloon and pilot directory, with those pretty...

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What's Up Wednesday, August 30, 2023 # 83

What's Up Wednesday, August 30, 2023 # 83

by Ken Tuley on August 30, 2023

This week on What’s up Wednesday, it’s a Pewter Perfect day as we feature 9, count 'em, 9 different items from one collection. From Dutch American's Vintage Collection, these charming keepsakes capture the spirit of Balloon Fiesta like never before. Let’s take a look. Are you ready to bear witness...

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What's Up Wednesday August 23, 2023 #82

What's Up Wednesday August 23, 2023 #82

by Ken Tuley on August 23, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the pins are back, the pin are back, in stock that is and some new clothing you'll want to check out. Back on What's Up Wednesday #76, we introduced to the special eclipse pin. and the response was so overwhelming, we sold out of...

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What's Up Wednesday, August 16, 2023 #81

What's Up Wednesday, August 16, 2023 #81

by Ken Tuley on August 16, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's Poster Time! The 2023 Official Balloon Fiesta poster is now available! Entitled When the Sky is Calling, the poster features a number of balloons floating over the valley and Rio Grande with the Sandia Mountains in the background. The scene is the creation...

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What's Up Wednesday, August 9, 2023 #80

What's Up Wednesday, August 9, 2023 #80

by Ken Tuley on August 09, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the latest releases in T-shirts, plush animals, and Bees as the countdown drops below 60 days until Balloon Fiesta. We have 2 popular shirts to share with you today. The Event T-shirt and the Special Shapes T-shirt.The Event Tee is a royal blue with...

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What's Up Wednesday, August 2, 2023 # 79

What's Up Wednesday, August 2, 2023 # 79

by Ken Tuley on August 02, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, with the hot weather the country has been experiencing of late, it may be difficult to think about long sleeves and jackets, but that's what we have for you this week.  Before we get to the new items, Thanks for a tremendous response to the...

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What's Up Wednesday July 26, 2023 #78

What's Up Wednesday July 26, 2023 #78

by Ken Tuley on July 26, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a really cool special pin, and the release of the 2024 Official Calendar. Let's start with the calendar. These are always hot items and starting today they are now available for puchase. It's a spiral-bound wall calendar featuring full color pictures for each month...

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What's Up Wednesday, July 19, 2023 #77

What's Up Wednesday, July 19, 2023 #77

by Ken Tuley on July 19, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, our Christmas in July sale continues and the release of some new items. As we told you last week, we're holding a Christmas in July sale where most of our existing merchandise has been reduced for clearance. The 2023 merchandise is arriving daily and...

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What's Up Wednesday July 12, 2023 #76

What's Up Wednesday July 12, 2023 #76

by Ken Tuley on July 12, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, It's Christmas in July!  Now that the calendar year is more than half over, it's time for a sale that will light up your week. Our Christmas in July sale will help you deck the halls and spread the holiday cheer to you and...

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What's Up Wednesday July 5, 2023 # 75

What's Up Wednesday July 5, 2023 # 75

by Ken Tuley on July 05, 2023

Happy Belated Birthday America! This week on What's Up Wednesday, a bonus birthday offer and a preview of Christmas in July. Let's start with the birthday offer. You know those Balloon Fiesta Patriotic t-shirts you saw everyone wearing this past weekend? Wish you had one? Well now you can and get...

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What's Up Wednesday June 28, 2023 #74

What's Up Wednesday June 28, 2023 #74

by Ken Tuley on June 28, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the third round of official pins is now available as the countdown clock shows just 100 days remaining until the start of the 51st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.In the past two weeks, we have released the Event Number 51 pin in three colors, the...

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What's Up Wednesday June 21, 2023 #73

What's Up Wednesday June 21, 2023 #73

by Ken Tuley on June 21, 2023

Welcome to Summer! This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's week two of official pin releases. Last week we released the 2023 official event number pins and sales have been great. If you don't have yours yet, make sure to check them out today along with the new releases. This week...

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What's Up Wednesday June 14, 2023, #72

What's Up Wednesday June 14, 2023, #72

by Ken Tuley on June 14, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday the release of the first group of official pins for 2023.  Before we get to the new pins, we have a special offer in honor of today being Flag Day here in the USA. We're throwing in a free flag pin with every order placed...

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What's Up Wednesday June 7, 2023 #71

What's Up Wednesday June 7, 2023 #71

by Ken Tuley on June 07, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday a cute and cuddly way to celebrate 240 years of Hot Air Balloons. This past weekend, the world celebrated the first public demonstration of the hot air balloon. On June 5, 1783, the Montgolfier brothers sent up the first hot air balloon without any...

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What's Up Wednesday May 31, 2023  #70

What's Up Wednesday May 31, 2023 #70

by Ken Tuley on May 31, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the first in the list of annual collector's items, the patches! Before we get to the patches themselves, we hope you had an opportunity to show off your new patriotic t-shirt this past weekend. If you missed it, there are still more opportunities, like...

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What's Up Wednesday May 24, 2023 #69

What's Up Wednesday May 24, 2023 #69

by Ken Tuley on May 24, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a brand new set of items sure to make a splash. We're pleased to announce we are now an authorized seller of Chala handbags. Chala prides themselves in using vegan leather and other quality materials that meet the standards and ideals of ethical consumerism. They also...

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What's Up Wednesday May 17, 2023 # 68

What's Up Wednesday May 17, 2023 # 68

by Ken Tuley on May 17, 2023

The week on What's Up Wednesday, prices continue to drop as we need to move out the old to make room for the new.  Many of you have been asking when we're going to reduce the price on that jacket that was so popular we had to order more? Well...

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What's Up Wednesday May 10, 2023 #67

What's Up Wednesday May 10, 2023 #67

by Ken Tuley on May 10, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, it's another featured artist with a couple of different hand-embroidered items. These new items, designed in Albuquerque by Corazon y Mano, or Made by Hand, with Heart include a wrist clutch in multiple colors and a hanging item that can be used as an ornament, decoration...

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What's Up Wednesday, May 3, 2023 #66

What's Up Wednesday, May 3, 2023 #66

by Ken Tuley on May 03, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday we are releasing a highly anticipated T-Shirt just in time for Memorial Day, Flag Day and 4th of July. It's the Patriotic T-shirt. This navy-colored shirt features the official Balloon Fiesta logo with a patriotic treatment. All the balloons at the top of the...

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What's Up Wednesday, April 26, 2023 #65

What's Up Wednesday, April 26, 2023 #65

by Ken Tuley on April 26, 2023

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a balloonist favorite is back in stock and in bright new colors too. When balloons are in the sky, they are very easy to see and spot. But for those chasing balloons, it's not always obvious what's going on. Returning this week are those...

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