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.

Western Wisconsin Journal – 2019 Hudson Hot Air Affair Preview

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

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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.

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

 

 

2019 Press Releases and Photos:

January 13, 2019

Hudson Hot Air Affair: Balloons, Parade & Much More

It’s all about the balloons—and there will be plenty of them to see in Hudson during the annual Hudson Hot Air Affair, presented by WESTconsin Credit Union-Hudson. In 2019 we are celebrating our 30th year of winter fun with this hot air balloon rally and winter festival in Hudson, WI.

It is old home week for many of the returning pilots as the Hot Air Affair is an annual stop on many of the balloonists’ schedules. Over 30 balloons will be joining us this year... Read more >

View a high resolution photo of Uncle Sam balloon >


January 7, 2019

Hudson Hot Air Affair Pre-Events Begin This Week

The 30th annual Hudson Hot Air Affair celebration is set for February 1-3, 2019. WESTconsin Credit Union returns as the corporate sponsor of this annual winter festival and hot air balloon rally. The hot air balloons are the highlight of the event, offering a colorful show with mass ascension flights of 30+ hot air balloons (weather permitting) at E.P. Rock school grounds in Hudson. There will be many returning favorite balloons as well as some new pilots and balloon. . . Read more >

View a high resolution photo of Rubber Ducky balloon >


December 31, 2018

Countdown to Hudson Hot Air Affair

The 2019 Hudson Hot Air Affair, Hudson’s annual winter festival and hot air balloon rally, is set for February 1-3. Sponsored by WESTconsin Credit Union, the Hot Air Affair is celebrating 30 years with a “Pirates Fly’n the Croix-ribbean” theme. Several countdown events are planned in January to lead up to this pirate themed winter festival... Read more >

View a high resolution photo of Fred G. Monster >


December 17, 2018

Swashbuckling Good Time at Pirate Themed Hudson Hot Air Affair in February

It’s all things pirate for the 2019 Hudson Hot Air Affair.  The annual winter festival and hot air balloon rally will be celebrating 30 years with a “Pirates Fly’n the Croix-ribbean” theme on February 1-3, 2019 in Hudson.  Known as the premier winter balloon rally in the Midwest, the event is sponsored by WESTconsin Credit Union and supported by hundreds of sponsors, partners and volunteers. . . Read more >

View a high resolution photo of HHAA volunteers Richard and Sharon Young >