Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally
January 14 - January 15, 2012
Brown Farm Field
United States 88001
Number of balloons: 35 to 40
Year began: 1982
The Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally was first launched in 1982 as part of the Whole Enchilada Fiesta. In 1988, the balloon rally split off into a separate event officially named the Mesilla Valley Balloon Rally. The first launch site for the rally was next to Burn Lake. It was moved to Mayfield High School in 1993, and then moved again to open areas owned by Southwest Cotton Growers located on Valley Dr. and Amador Avenue. In 2005, the rally was moved to its current site, historically known as “Brown Farm” field
Take the N. Main St. (U.S. Hwy 70) exit and head west.
Stay in the middle lane and go through the first traffic light at the Elks Dr./Triviz intersection.
The middle lane will now turn into the right-hand lane. The next intersection will be El Camino Real. Turn right.
Go through the 4-way stop and continue traveling down El Camino Real for about 1.2 miles. The field will be on the right-hand side of the street.
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