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2019 Fulltime Families Balloon Experience 

October 1-6, 2019 in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico

Plan now to attend the world’s largest balloon festival! In early October, the Albuquerque skies are filled with color as more than 500 balloons lift off from Balloon Fiesta Park. Attend the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and be part of an amazing hot air balloon experience. Walk among the moving picture show of hot air balloons lifting gently through the crisp, fall air. It’ll feel like you’re in a dream.

Fulltime Families is excited to announce the 2019 Balloon Experience! We will arrive the week before the fiesta begins to get to know other families, have fun, participate in crew training, get up close and personal with the balloons, and learn from the balloon pilots themselves. This is not an experience to miss!

The Fulltime Families Balloon Experience Rally will occur October 1- October 6, 2019, which is Tuesday through Sunday.  Families will check-in on Monday, Sept 30, which is the first possible day to arrive at the Balloon Fiesta campground, and check-out any day after Sunday, Oct 6.  (Stay as long as you desire.)

The Schedule

The Fulltime Families Balloon Experience Rally will take place Tuesday, October 1st through Sunday, October 6th, 2019. Families will check in on Monday, September 30th, and are welcome to check out any day after Sunday, October 6th.

Additional days after the conclusion of the rally will need to be booked through the Balloon Fiesta directly.

Most organized rally activities will be scheduled Tuesday through Friday, giving everyone the chance to enjoy the festival once it begins on Saturday. Rally fees will include two Balloon Fiesta admission tickets per adult, and kids are admitted to the event free of charge.

Fulltime Families rally participants will attend some portions of the Balloon Fiesta as a group on Saturday and Sunday, as weather allows.

Two entrance tickets per adult to the Balloon Fiesta are included(kids are free), so we can all attend the Fiesta on Saturday and Sunday as weather allows.

The Location

The rally will occur on the Balloon Fiesta Campground Standard lot. This is a boondocking lot within walking distance to the Balloon Field.

When you book your site with the Balloon Fiesta, be certain to indicate “Fulltime Families”.  All Fulltime Families arriving Monday will be placed together in a gated camping area, within close access to a dumpster, portable toilet, and a shuttle stop. By arriving on Monday, we participate in half-price camping rates from Monday–Thursday.

Full-price rates will be charged beginning on Friday and through the remainder of your stay.


Other Notes

Keep in mind that by arriving Monday, there is very little delay for parking on-site, and it is a stress-free parking experience.  Arrive late however, and all bets are off!

Are you afraid to boondock? Don’t fret! We all help each other. A pumper truck will visit your site and pump your tanks for $30, and a water truck will fill your tank for an additional fee. That said, a fellow Fulltime Families member will probably help with either for a handshake and a smile!


Your Rally Ticket gets you access to:


Rally Sticker for your RV
Rally Program Guide
Rally Mobile App
Awesome Raffle Prizes!
Learn how to Crew for a Balloon with a Hands-On demonstration
Education Sessions with Balloon Pilots
2 Entrance Tickets per Adult to the Balloon Fiesta (Family Field Trips)
Kid Themed Arts, Crafts, and Activities
Entrance tickets to the Balloon Museum (Family Field Trip)
Kids Dance Party under the stars
Participation in the Kids Marketplace
Open and Closing Ceremonies
Parade of Homes
Gifts from our sponsors
Name Badges and Lanyards
Pot lucks and Barbecues
Fake Campfires (The Balloon Fiesta does not allow real fires)
Mix and Mingle Games and Activities to meet new friends.


Tuesday – Friday activities will be arranged into two daily sessions: a Morning session and an Evening session each day.  This frees up the middle of the day to do other things, like:

  • Working family members can still work and not miss out on all the fun.
  • Continue homeschooling/roadschooling, if you desire.
  • Restock your fridge with a visit to the grocery store.
  • Visit a local Laundry facility.
  • Schedule time with the Pump truck and Water truck.
  • Help your child prepare for the Kid’s marketplace.
  • Clean your house, so you can enter in the “Parade of Homes”
  • Reconnect with old friends.
  • Meet new friends.
  • Relax for a few hours in between the crazy RALLY TIME!


Members Only!  If your not a member yet, click here to join now.

Step 1:  Rally is sold out.  To be added to the waitlist please complete this form when a spot opens up our events team will be in contact with you


Add the rally and t-shirts (optional) to your shopping cart and checkout. You will then be taken to the PayPal checkout screen. Please pay via PayPal to secure your spot for the rally. Once this step is complete, you will enter your rally information. 

2019 Balloon Fiesta T-Shirt
2019 Balloon Fiesta T-Shirt
When purchased ahead of the rally.
Price: $15.00



Step 2:  Book your camping reservation

Sorry, there are no campsites available at this time.


Event Facebook Group


Once you register, feel free to join the Facebook Group for the 2019 Fulltime Families Balloon Experience.


General Rally Information

Check out our Rally FAQs

Want to see Videos from past Rallies?  Check out our YouTube Channel for videos from other attendees.


Cancellation Policies

Rally Fee Refunds:

  • Cancel before July 30, 2019 for a full refund of rally fees with a $10 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel between August 1 – August 29 for a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations after August 30, 2019 will not be refunded.

T-Shirt Refunds:

  • Full refund prior to t-shirt order being placed.
  • After the order has been placed, no refunds are available.
  • If you want t shirts shipped, there is an additional shipping fee of $6 per shirt.

Campground Refunds:

  • Please refer to the host campground regarding their refund policy.  Fulltime Families has no control over campground refunds.


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