Albuquerque: Balloon Fiesta Announces New Special Shapes – I am New Mexico

Albuquerque: Balloon Fiesta Announces New Special Shapes

We are pleased to announce the 2019 special shapes! Please see video announcement staring our board president, Ty Young and additional details below.

The 48th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta presented by Canon will host international special shape balloon teams as a part of the world’s premier balloon event, October 5-13. This year’s event will include 104 special shape balloons representing five countries; 11 of those shapes will make their first Balloon Fiesta appearance. Special shape hot air balloons (and home country) making their inaugural appearance at Balloon Fiesta include:

Balloon NameCountry
Baby MonsterBrazil
Dicker AntonGermany
Roger The PantherGreat Britain
DumaGreat Britain
WagzUnited States
Cathy’s HopeUnited States
Billy The KidUnited States
PokeyUnited States
AllycornUnited States

In addition to these new flyers, many Balloon Fiesta Special Shape favorites will also be making a return, such as Smurf, Lighthouse and Mr. Biddle.

Other crowd pleasers include Armadillo (Tatu) of Brazil; Spyderpig of the United States; and Darth Vader Balloon and Master Yoda Balloon of Belgium.

While many of the special shapes will be flying all week long, Balloon Fiesta has two events that feature only special shape balloons.

The Special Shape Rodeo™ and Glowdeo™ events will take place Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11. A list of this year’s pilots and balloons will soon be available on

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