Fulltime Families Balloon Fiesta

2022 Balloon Fiesta Experience 


September 26-October 9, 2022 in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico


Plan now to attend the world’s largest balloon festival and celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary! In early October, the Albuquerque skies are filled with color as more than 600 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 2022 Balloon Experience! We will arrive the week before the Fiesta begins to get to know other families better, have fun, participate in crew training, get up close and personal with the balloons, and learn from the balloon pilots themselves. This is an experience not to be missed!


The Fulltime Families Balloon Experience Rally will occur Sept 26- October 9, 2022, which is Monday through the next Sunday.  Families will check-in on Monday, Sept 26th, at Balloon Fiesta campground, and check-out Sunday, Oct 9th. This year we will be there through the entire Fiesta to ensure that the lot we are in remains full of our community the whole time. This will also give the greatest chances of having all the Balloon Fiesta experiences such as Mass Assession, Glodeo, crewing, and watching the ballons come right over our campsites and land nearby.


The Schedule


Most organized rally activities will be scheduled Monday through Friday the first week, with group visits to the Fiesta on Saturday and Sunday. Rally fees will include one Balloon Fiesta admission ticket per attendee 13+, kids 12 and under are admitted to the Fiesta free of charge.


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.


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 can visit your site to pump your tanks and  fill your water for an additional fee. (In 2021 that fee was $30 per service per time). That said, a fellow Fulltime Families member will probably help with either for a handshake and a smile! Plus learning to dry camp is best done with friends!


Please note that unlike previous years, our event will be two weeks instead of one. You will not need to worry about any additional camping unless you would like to add the night of October 9th to your reservation. If you would like to do that, that will be done directly through Fiesta and sites will go on sale January 5th.


Your Rally Ticket gets you access to:




Rally Sticker for your RV
Rally Program Guide
Awesome Raffle Prizes!
Learn how to Crew for a Balloon with a Hands-On demonstration
Education Sessions with Balloon Pilots
Entrance Ticket for anyone 13+ 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
Name Badges and Lanyards
Shared Meal Time
Fake Campfires (The Balloon Fiesta does not allow real fires)
Mix and Mingle Games and Activities to meet new friends.




First week Monday – Sunday 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.
  • Reconnect with old friends.
  • Meet new friends.
  • Relax for a few hours in between the crazy RALLY TIME!



Members Only!  If you’re not a member yet, click here to join now.


Step 1: 

Feel free to join the waitlist here

Add the rally tickets to your cart.  Rally Tickets are required for all family members over the age of 3 as of September 26th 2022.

Event tickets will be $75 per person and dry camping for the duration of the event will be $450.

Tickets for this event will go on sale Monday January 3rd at Noon Central for Lifetime Members and 8pm Central for Annual Members. We do expect this event to sell out quickly.

Step 2:  Add a camping ticket to your cart.

Camping fees are for arrival on Monday 9/26/22 and departing on 10/9/22.


Step 3:  Check out and complete your registration form



Please note your registration is not considered complete until your registration form is complete. If you are not taken to the registration form after completing your PayPal transaction, please email [email protected] to ensure your registration is completed.


General Rally Information:

Read about different ways to experience the Balloon Fiesta here: https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/4-ways-to-experience-albuquerque-international-balloon-fiesta/

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 26, 2022 for a full refund of rally fees minus a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Cancel between July 26, 2022 – August 26, 2022 for a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations after August 27, 2022 will not be refunded.

Campground Refunds:

  • Camping fees will only be refunded if a replacement family can be found to take over your camping spot. We will work off the waitlist for this. No transfers accepted.


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.





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