Every year in October, Albuquerque puts on an AMAZING Balloon Fiesta. For those of us who prefer a more intimate, smaller hot air balloon venue, Taos is where to go.
I have attended and photographed every Taos Mountain Balloon Rally since I’ve lived in the Taos area. It takes place behind the new courthouse, the last weekend in October, which sets a gorgeous fall backdrop for the balloons.
Every October fall, the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally captivates the small town of Taos, New Mexico and attracts visitors from all around — because it’s a much smaller amount of balloons than the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, it creates a far more personal and intimate experience for all.
“Pilots, crews and attendees gather in the cold pre-dawn to celebrate the rally’s annual return and to watch the sun come up over our eastern peaks — a sight worth the early awakening any day of the year, but one which will be distinguished by the ascent of many richly colored balloons into morning’s first light.” ~ Taos News