2022 Hudson Hot Air Affair :: February 4-6, 2022
HHAA Volunteer Open House on Sept. 30th
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/
Hudson Hot Air Affair COVID-19 Notice:
The Hudson Hot Air Affair committee decided to hold the annual Hot Air Affair event on February 5 - 7, 2021. 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
This year, because of COVID-19, exact launch locations will not be announced. Our online updates will provide timing and general information on where to look for balloons in the sky. Fill up your coffee cup, peer out your home or car windows and look to the sky for winter balloon color! The public will NOT be allowed at the launch sites.
Private Pop-Up Balloon Launches are planned for:
Saturday, Feb. 6th, 2021 Morning Launch is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. CANCELED
Sunday, Feb. 7th, 2021 Morning Launch is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. CANCELED - But a couple pilots will try to launch. Bundle up and look up over Hudson.
(All inflations and flights are weather dependent.)
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.