I saw the very first fiesta in the early 70's, and have been a great fan of this event ever since. Nothing at all like being able to walk out on to the field to see these massive contraptions inflate, and sail aloft. Over 500 balloons in the air, with a couple of dozen special shapes to fill the beautiful blue New Mexico Skies. If you haven't visited, you really need to do this event. It is something you and your family will remember for ever. And if you have a chance, take a flight yourself. I did it at 85 years, and am still excited about the experience.