October28th Annual Balloon Fiesta Show

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Every October thousands of shoppers and collectors from all over the world attend the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, which coincides with Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta.  This juried show features the work of 200 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S., offering tourists and residents a unique, world-class art experience.  The people of Albuquerque recognize the show by the landmark ‘Big White Tent’ – which is bigger than a football field!  In addition to a fantastic artist lineup, the festival features great entertainment and music in the outdoor pavilion, a culinary arts tent with samples of New Mexican fare, artist demonstrations, a Kids’ Creation Station, great eats and more!

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September 30 – Oct 2 & Oct 7-9, 2016


Fridays: 9am–5pm

Saturdays: 9am–5pm

Sundays: 9am–5pm


Sandia Resort & Casino: 30 Rainbow Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87113

In the BIG WHITE TENT at Sandia Resort & Casino.  The resort is located at the Northeast intersection of I-25 and Tramway, diagonal from the balloon field.  Head east on Tramway (toward the mountains) from I-25, and take a left at Rainbow Road into the resort’s main entrance.  Follow Rainbow Road around the circle drive and to the left, you can’t miss the ‘big white tent’! View Map!

Tickets must be purchased at the door


Kids under 12 FREE


(Admission for all 6 days)


(Unlimited Admission AND FREE PARKING at our shows at Expo New Mexico.)


FREE COVERED PARKING.  HANDICAPPED PARKING is available along the front of the tent.  The festival is on flat astroturf and is fully accessible.  


Shop from the works of the best artists & craftsmen from all over the country, including a great selection of artists new to the show!


Take a break from shopping and enjoy ongoing entertainment in our outdoor shaded pavilion.


This family–oriented festival features something for everyone – great shopping, dozens of ‘Artists at Work’, an outdoor food court, a large selection of specialty foods booths, beer and wine, the Kids’ Creation Station and More!