What's Up Wednesday!

What's Up Wednesday August 3 #27

What's Up Wednesday August 3 #27

by Ken Tuley on August 03, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the ever popular denim shirt and another light weight jacket for men and women! Two months from today, we'll be past the first weekend of the 50th Balloon Fiesta and starting day one of the competition flights. Hard to believe it's coming that fast....

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What's Up Wednesday July 27 #26

What's Up Wednesday July 27 #26

by Ken Tuley on July 27, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, not one but two long awaited items. As we approach 60 days until Balloon Fiesta on the calendar, things are really heating up at Balloon Fiesta Stuff, and we're not talking about the weather. We're in the final stretch of receiving and processing merchandise and...

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What's Up Wednesday July 20 #25

What's Up Wednesday July 20 #25

by Ken Tuley on July 20, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, color-changing merchandise is back. Before we get to the new products, we'd like to take a moment and thank you for the overwhelming positive response to last week's release of the 2022 official poster. Sales are good and if you missed the announcement, the...

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What's Up Wednesday July 13, 2022 #24

What's Up Wednesday July 13, 2022 #24

by Ken Tuley on July 13, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, THE WAIT IS OVER! The 2022 Official Poster is now available to What's Up Wednesday readers. Probably the most anticipated item of this year is the official poster. 2022 marks the conclusion of a 5-part series featuring the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote. The story...

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What's Up Wednesday July 6 #23

What's Up Wednesday July 6 #23

by Ken Tuley on July 06, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, two woman's tees, a cap designed for pilots and crew and a preview of the 2023 Official Poster. For the ladies this week, we have added two great tees. Both are short sleeve and have a v-neck design. One, in purple, features the 50th...

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What's Up Wednesday June 29 #22

What's Up Wednesday June 29 #22

by Ken Tuley on June 29, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a 50th ball cap, and it's an Independence Day Celebration. Our parade of 50th sportswear continues this week with the release of the 50th Anniversary Event ball cap. With the 50th logo emblazoned across the front, this black ball cap features gold and turquoise...

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What's Up Wednesday June 22 #21

What's Up Wednesday June 22 #21

by Ken Tuley on June 22, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the 2023 Official Calendar, and more anniversary pins. The long awaited and highly desired 2023 Official Balloon Fiesta Calendar is now available for purchase. Yes, we know, we haven't passed the halfway point of 2022, but we just couldn't wait to make this year's calendar...

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What's Up Wednesday June 15 #20

What's Up Wednesday June 15 #20

by Ken Tuley on June 15, 2022

More anniversary pins and clothing for the kids today on What's Up Wednesday! Our 50th anniversary pins continue to trickle in and this week, we have two of the more popular ones for you. The Balloon Glow pin features not only glowing balloons but fireworks going off in the background....

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What's Up Wednesday #19

What's Up Wednesday #19

by Ken Tuley on June 08, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the countdown stands at 115 days and we have a great new shirt, more 50th pins and a preview of the 2023 calendar.  Another super 50th anniversary clothing article hits the shelves this week. It's a black Under Armour brand button down long sleeve shirt....

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What's Up Wednesday #18

What's Up Wednesday #18

by Ken Tuley on June 01, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, a new book and lots of information about what's ahead on Balloon Fiesta Stuff! Albuquerque Gerdy is the latest book to hit the shelves at Balloon Fiesta. It's a charming story that celebrates discovery, exploration and imagination. Gerdy, the roadrunner, finds a treasure map...

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What's Up Wednesday #17

What's Up Wednesday #17

by Ken Tuley on May 25, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, the 2022 ornaments are available, as is a new puzzle, one more 50th event pin, and we'll share another way to shop online at Balloon Fiesta Stuff. During the past two weeks, we've released our 2022 keychains and magnets and today it's time to release...

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What's Up Wednesday #16

What's Up Wednesday #16

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 #15

What's Up Wednesday #15

by Ken Tuley on May 11, 2022

This week on What's Up Wednesday, Keychains and a Behind The Scenes look at the process it takes to create some of the unique Balloon Fiesta items available at Balloon Fiesta Stuff! Keychains, Magnets and Ornaments are some of the more popular collectable items available each year. For our 50th, we have...

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What's Up Wednesday #14

What's Up Wednesday #14

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! #13

What's Up Wednesday! #13

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! #12

Balloon Jewelry and a NEW T-Shirt Available Now! #12

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 #11

Thanks and What's Up Wednesday #11

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! #10

Happy Birthday and Anniversary Balloon Fiesta! #10

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! #9

Tickets!, Tickets! and more Tickets! #9

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 #8

50th Balloon Fiesta Book #8

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 #7

More Puzzles and Games #7

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 #6

Spinners Return for Spring #6

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 #5

Unique Wooden Puzzles #5

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 #4

Balloon Gifts for Man's Best Friend #4

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 #3

Name Tweak and Keeping Track of Things #3

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 #2

New this week-Solar Balloon Lanterns #2

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 #1

Welcome to What's New Wednesday #1

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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We found a few 2022 Calendars

We found a few 2022 Calendars

by Ken Tuley on January 28, 2022

That's right! We have just received a few, less than 100, 2022 calendars from a reseller who didn't sell them all. They are available online RIGHT NOW!  https://balloonfiestastuff.com/products/2022-balloon-calendar We believe these are the last 2022 calendars available for sale anywhere! So it really is your last change to pickup the...

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MisFit Sale!

MisFit Sale!

by Ken Tuley on January 22, 2022

Hey Albuquerque area fans, we have a deal for you! While cleaning up and redoing the store, both online and in person, we found a lot of items struck in corners and boxes. These are odd sizes, extremely limited quantities and in some cases, dated items. We've put it all...

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Welcome to the New Store

Welcome to the New Store

by Ken Tuley on January 03, 2022

Welcome to the new online store. That's right, while we were closed for the holiday, we were actually working hard to close out 2021, prepare for 2022, our 50th!, and even remodel the Online store.  We've move to the Shopify platform to better manage our inventory and selection and bring...

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