Every year we have the largest gathering of hot air balloons here from all over the world. Some of the local media run streaming video on the websites. Starts 6am local (MDT). Enjoy KOB TV KOAT TV And then there is the Official Web Site for information and posters, etc. Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta The state population more than doubles, all of it right here. You can imagine what it's like attempting to get around town to do appraisal work. Idiots from all over the world are now mixed in with the local idiots.