Balloon Fiesta Show Overview:
Now Ranked # 6 in the Nation!
For 25 years, the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival has been rounding up world-class artists and craftsmen and bringing them together under a legendary white tent in the Land of Enchantment. Taking place the first and second weekends of October, this annual Albuquerque favorite offers a taste of New Mexico and has earned its place as a cornerstone of attractions during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Crowds of shoppers return year after year to take part in the unsurpassed setting of a huge peaked tent under a hot air balloon dotted sky, bustling with 280 talented artisans from all over the map. In addition to a fantastic juried artist lineup and lively crowds, the festival features entertainment and music in the outdoor pavilion, good eats, artist demonstrations, complimentary activities for kids, and samples of food and wine! We’ll see you in October at this extraordinary fall festival.