Wells Fargo Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally
December 30, 2010
Contact Phone: (575) 522-1232
Nearly 70 balloons, including a variety of special shapes, are expected at the 2011 rally Jan. 15-16 at Brown Farm Field in Las Cruces. The event also includes food vendors, balloonist competitions, pony rides, live entertainment and more.
The official opening ceremonies begins 7 a.m. Saturday followed by mass ascension at 7:30 a.m. both days
An afternoon “fun launch” is 3 p.m. Saturday, weather permitting, and a “balloon glow” and concert is 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Tethered rides offered beginning at 8:30 a.m. both days an continue until fuel is gone or weather is unagreeable. Cost: $2 donation; proceeds benefit Mesilla Valley Hospice.
The launch field is across from St. John Mobile Home Park on El Camino Real and south of Armstrong Road.