Hudson Hot Air Affair :: Media Information

Media Note: 

For more information or interviews, please contact Evy Nerbonne at 715-222-5375 or Carla Timmerman at 715-220-9550.  Media interested in balloon flights during the Hudson Hot Air Affair should contact Evy Nerbonne as soon as possible to reserve a spot during a flight.

2020 Hudson Hot Air Affair Preview

2019 Hudson Hot Air Affair Saturday Morning Flight

2019 Hudson Hot Air Affair Media Flight

25th Annual Hot Air Affair

Pioneer balloonist Don Piccard Interview

MattsRadShow – Feb 3, 2019 – Massive Hot Air Balloon Launch!

2019 Hudson Hot Air Affair: Field of Fire

View More Hudson Hot Air Affair videos:

For addition coverage of the Hot Air Affair, check out the River Channel’s Hot Air Affair playlist on YouTube.  Thank you River Channel-Hudson/North Hudson Community Access TV.

2020 Press Releases and Photos:

Additional Hot Air Affair logos and high resolution photos and press releases are available on our Google Drive.

November 7, 2019

2020 Hudson Hot Air Affair Theme Announced

The Hudson Hot Air Affair has announced the theme of the 2020 hot air balloon rally and winter festival.  “Balloon’n Up Nort’ Yah Sure You Betcha” will play out in buffalo plaid with ear flapper hats and hot dish recipes.  WESTconsin Credit Union is the corporate sponsor of the annual event coming February 7-9, 2020 throughout the Hudson community... Read more >


November 17, 2019

Hudson Hot Air Affair Presents Operation UpLift

The UpLift art piece was installed by Hot Air Affair volunteers on Saturday in Hudson’s Lakefront Park near the Hudson Arch. The artists Nicole and Alan Milligan came over from St. Paul to assist with the reinstall in Hudson. It was so well received in Landmark Plaza in St. Paul over the summer we couldn’t resist bringing it to Hudson for the winter and Hot Air Affair. We hope lots of folks come visit and enjoy it with us! ... Read more >

View a high resolution photo of UpLift >


January  5, 2020

Hudson Hot Air Affair February 7-9

Hudson Hot Air Affair, the annual winter festival and hot air balloon rally, is set for February 7 -  9 with a “Balloon’n Up Nort’ - Yah Sure You Betcha” theme. Sponsored by WESTconsin Credit Union, the Hot Air Affair kicks off with several countdown events planned in January to lead up to this community event... Read more >

Hudson Hot Air Affair in the News:

Area news articles about Hudson Hot Air Affair:

February 2, 2019

WCCO Morning Show: Mike Augustyniak hops aboard a hot air balloon during the 30th annual Hudson Hot Air Affair   > view video

January 17, 2019

Minnesota Monthly

Pirates Abound at 30th Annual Hudson Hot Air Affair

Warm up this winter at the Hudson Hot Air Affair, an annual winter ballooning event and festival that draws thousands of attendees each year, from day-trippers hailing from the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin to pilots and balloon enthusiasts alike from across the country... Read Article >

Hudson Star Observer: Countdown to the 2019 Hot Air Affair >Read article