2014 Taos Mountain Balloon Rally!

Every year on the last full weekend in October, as the trees in the high country surrounding this historic village erupt into a painter's canvas of oranges, reds, ambers and yellows, even more color is added to the vista as the Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise. The Taos Mountain Balloon Rally Association, the non-profit group that orgainizes and puts on the event each year, is a small, dedicated group of volunteers who work nearly year- round to make sure the rally is safe, filled with events and experiences and visiting pilots, crews and families are given the best in Taos hospitality.  Local businesses donate thousands of dollars in sponsorship and lodging for the pilots and crews.  Other businesses, artists and crafts people donate prizes, auction items and more.  The Taos Mountain Balloon Rally is truly a Taos community event! This year, 2014 marks the 32nd Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally. Smaller than many such events, the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally typically hosts 35-50 balloons and crew each year.  The rally, primarily because it is smaller and more intimate, has become a popular stop for balloonists, families and crews. The event is very popular with Taosenos, as well.  Parents and kids alike get "up-close and personal" with the balloonists every morning as the crews prepare for launch.
Thanks to our TMBRA 2013 Staff This annual event would not be possible if not for the efforts of our staff members.   THANK YOU TO ALL!
JOIN US!  TMBRA MEETS: Dates:  Second Tuesday of the month Time:  5:30 p.m. Hotel Don Fernando de Taos 1005 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM, US, 87571
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PICTURED: Cris & Doris Vasquez Peter Martinez Ed Smith Janet & Mark Rusler Joan & Mike Young Neomi Martinez John & Sharron Flaherty Kim Beuhle Pam Campbell Sandi Welter Dennis & Carmel Manzanares Dani & Mackenna Kesson Felipe Santivestan & Carmela Quinto Gwen & Jack Carpenter Ralph Sweet Larry Reike Marcie Sweet
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October 24, 25, & 26, 2014

32nd Annual

Taos Mountain Balloon Rally

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Ed Smith Janet and Mark Rusler Joan and Mike Yount Neomi Martinez Peter Martinez John and Sharron Flaherty Dennis and Carmel Manzanares Dani and Mackenna Kesson Felipe Santivestan and Carmela Quinto Gwen and Jack Carpenter Kim Beuhre Pam Campbell Sandi Welter Toni Wright Cris and Doris Vasquez Marcie Sweet Larry Reike HOME

2014 Taos Mountain Balloon Rally!

Every year on the last full weekend in October, as the trees in the high country surrounding this historic village erupt into a painter's canvas of oranges, reds, ambers and yellows, even more color is added to the vista as the Taos skies are filled with dozens of brightly colored hot air balloons lifting into the clear, cold dawn of a Taos Mountain sunrise. The Taos Mountain Balloon Rally Association, the non-profit group that orgainizes and puts on the event each year, is a small, dedicated group of volunteers who work nearly year- round to make sure the rally is safe, filled with events and experiences and visiting pilots, crews and families are given the best in Taos hospitality.  Local businesses donate thousands of dollars in sponsorship and lodging for the pilots and crews.  Other businesses, artists and crafts people donate prizes, auction items and more.  The Taos Mountain Balloon Rally is truly a Taos community event! This year, 2014 marks the 32nd Annual Taos Mountain Balloon Rally. Smaller than many such events, the Taos Mountain Balloon Rally typically hosts 35-50 balloons and crew each year.  The rally, primarily because it is smaller and more intimate, has become a popular stop for balloonists, families and crews. The event is very popular with Taosenos, as well.  Parents and kids alike get "up-close and personal" with the balloonists every morning as the crews prepare for launch.
JOIN US!  TMBRA MEETS: Dates:  Second Tuesday of the month Time:  5:30 p.m. Hotel Don Fernando de Taos 1005 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM, US, 87571
HOME SPONSORS/DONORS LODGING VENDORS PHOTO GALLERY
October 24, 25, & 26, 2014

32nd Annual

Taos Mountain Balloon Rally

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