Last Chance to Win a Trip to the 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®

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Visit Albuquerque is offering travelers a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the world’s largest hot air balloon festival this October

Special Shape balloons are always a delight at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Photo by Raymond Watt.

Special Shape balloons are always a delight at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Photo by Raymond Watt.

Only in Albuquerque can you walk among more than 500 hot air balloons as they make their way from the field to hundreds of feet above, painting the skies in a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes.

Visit Albuquerque is offering two lucky winners the chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® presented by Canon this October. Balloon Fiesta® is the world’s largest hot air balloon festival and is said to be the world’s most photographed event—visitors can see more than 500 balloons decorating the sky during the annual fiesta.

Now through Sunday, Sept. 18, visit http://www.VisitABQ.org/BalloonFiesta2016 for the chance to win this “Bucket List” experience, valued at over $2,400. In addition to signing up for the sweepstakes, registrants can request a free 2016 Albuquerque Visitors Guide for information on all there is to do in the Duke City.

The 2016 Balloon Fiesta Package for two is valid Oct. 4 - 7 and includes:

  • Three night accommodations at Nativo Lodge
  • Hot air balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders, Inc.® Hot Air Balloon Company
  • Two days admission to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® with VIP access to the Gondola Club Hospitality Suite
  • Admission to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
  • Two official Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® jackets
  • Four $25 UBER rides
  • $200 Visa card to be used for airfare, gas or shopping

“This year’s theme of ‘Desert Kaleidoscope’ perfectly captures the Balloon Fiesta experience,” said Tania Armenta, President & CEO of Visit Albuquerque. “Only in Albuquerque can you walk among more than 500 hot air balloons as they make their way from the field to hundreds of feet above, painting the skies in a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes.”

Visitors to Balloon Fiesta can experience early-morning mass ascensions, evening balloon glow events, competitions and live music, as well as the opportunity to sample Albuquerque’s world-famous green chile.

In addition to all the activities surrounding Balloon Fiesta, visitors can immerse themselves in what locals refer to as the “magical season” in Albuquerque, with chile roasting, fall colors and vibrant blue skies. And with several museums, exciting outdoor adventure opportunities, and unique restaurants and shopping, there’s always something to do when the balloons aren’t in the air.

The mission of Visit Albuquerque is to stimulate economic growth by marketing Albuquerque as a visitor and convention destination. For more information, visit http://www.VisitAlbuquerque.org, http://www.facebook.com/VisitABQ or http://www.twitter.com/VisitABQ.

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