The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta countdown is underway as we get closer to the 42nd, "Enchanted Sunrise" Balloon Fiesta, October 5-13, 2013!
Thank you for your interest in covering the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta as working media.
2013 media registration has now closed. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This year will mark the 42nd time that the Balloon Fiesta has filled Albuquerque’s crystal blue skies. The Balloon Fiesta is still the premier international ballooning event, powered by the perfect October climate and a phenomenon called the "Albuquerque Box," (a combination of weather patterns and geographic landscape, the box allows balloonists to control and even retrace their adventure).
The place to be in October is at Balloon Fiesta Park. The 200 acres of grass and booths will be filled with balloons and vendors selling everything from traditional New Mexican food to balloon memorabilia. Each year balloon teams from around the world participate in the event and news coverage originates from more than 50 countries. It has become the most photographed event in the world.
Credentials will be provided to accredited organizations and individuals. The credentials package includes a parking pass, admission to the event, access to the media hospitality and work center and media photography towers positioned around Balloon Fiesta.
Since the first Balloon Fiesta in 1972, media representing over 50 nations have covered this newsworthy event. Coverage has included live satellite broadcasts to Japan, television documentaries prepared by Great Britain, West Germany, the Netherlands and France, television specials on ESPN, Arts & Entertainment, the Public Broadcasting Service, and the Travel Channel.
In appreciation of the media attention given to this annual historic occasion, we are offering links to the web sites of media organizations featuring online coverage of our event. While there are some restrictions and limitations, please let us know if you would like your feature to be considered.
The 2013 Media Guide and News Releases
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