35th Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally to be Held October 27-29

The 35th Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally will take place Friday through Sunday, October 27-29 at the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally field on Albright Street behind the Taos County Courthouse. This free weekend event, which will include three ascensions, food, vendors and entertainment, is expected to draw more than 35 balloons and visitors from all over the southwest.

The event will kick off at 7am on Friday, October 27 with the daily Dawn Patrol and will continue with a Mini Mass Ascension at 8:15am and tethered balloon rides for school children at 8:30am. Saturday, October 28 will also have a Dawn Patrol balloon take off at 7am and will feature a full Mass Ascension at 8:15am followed by the Balloon Rally Parade at 1pm. The parade starts at the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally Field and ends at Kit Carson Park with a picnic to follow. On Saturday at dusk will be the “Balloomenshine” evening balloon glow event.

Sunday, October 29 will follow the previous days’ schedule with Dawn Patrol at 7am and a Mass Ascension at 8:15am. to be followed by the Closing Ceremonies at 11:30am. Each day will feature food, art and crafts vendors

For this year’s Balloon Rally, the Town of Taos is hosting a “Fall for Taos Sweepstakes” that will gift one winner with accommodation, meals and activities for two in Taos during the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally weekend. Those interested in entering the sweepstakes can enter here. The sweepstakes closes at 12pm on Friday, October 20.

Visitors should be advised that all outdoor events are weather permitting. For more information on the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally, visit http://www.taosballoonrally.com.

More about the Town of Taos…
Taos is home to the country’s oldest continuously-inhabited pueblo community, the state’s newest national monument, and the highest peak in New Mexico. World-class skiing, hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing, and mountain biking can all be found nearby. To learn more, go to www.taos.org.

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