2022 Hudson Hot Air Affair :: February 4-6, 2022

Hudson Hot Air Affair announces its 2022 theme: "S'mores and More, Balloons Galore"
Mark your calendar for the Hudson Hot Air Balloon Rally and Winter Festival on Feb 4-5-6, 2022.
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Hudson Hot Air Affair Sponsors & Partner Balloon Companies

Hudson Hot Air Affair is Currently Seeking Sponsor for the 2022 Event

See our Sponsors page for more information about becoming a sponsor or visit our About Us page to lean more about volunteering.

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Balloon Rides with Partner Balloon Companies

Hudson Hot Air Affair is a spectator event with balloons sponsored by area businesses. No hot air balloon rides are sold during the event.

If you are interested in purchasing a balloon ride, Hot Air Affair partner balloon companies offer rides year-round (weather permitting).

Aamodt’s Hot Air Balloon Rides http://www.aamodtsballoons.com/

Stillwater Balloons https://stillwaterballoons.com/

Lesmeister Balloon Company https://www.facebook.com/Lesmeister-Balloon-Company-1492577431034277/

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Hudson Hot Air Affair COVID-19 Notice:

The Hudson Hot Air Affair committee is planning the annual Hot Air Affair event on February 4 - 6, 2022. The committee is making changes to the event, keeping the health and safety of the community in mind. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and adjust the event to comply with the CDC, state and local recommendations.

Real-Time Flight Information

Thank you for visiting. Please check back here next year during Hot Air Affair (on February 5 & 6, 2022) for the latest announcement on weather and flight information.

We ask for your cooperation at the launch field – No alcohol, No smoking, No Drones and only service animals, please.

Tentative Launch Schedule

Saturday, Feburary 5th Morning Launch is scheduled for 7:35 a.m.

Saturday, Feburary 5th Afternoon Launch is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, Feburary 6th Morning Launch is scheduled for 7:35 a.m.

(All inflations and flights are weather dependent.) 


RE/MAX Inflate


Ideal Flight Conditions:

  • Light winds less than 6 mph
  • Good visibility
  • Sunshine or if cloudy, high cloud ceilings

Unfavorable Flight Conditions:

  • Too strong wind, over 8 mph OR no wind at all
  • Poor visibility or low cloud ceilings
  • Snow or rain

Hot air balloons depend on different weather factors, including wind speeds, visibility, temperature. Lean more >

Check the FAQs page for more information about hot air balloons and Hudson Hot Air Affair.

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