Spectacular White Sands National Monument Backdrop for Balloon Invitational

Nearly 50 balloonists will be floating high above White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo September 14-15, 2012, for the 21st annual White Sands Hot Air Balloon Invitational.

The location is surreal in itself and when you add scores of colorful flying balloons, you have the White Sands Balloon Invitational at White Sands National Monument and the Alamogordo Balloon Park. There’s also a balloon glow held each night at Alamogordo High School.

Admittance to the balloon glow is free, while the only charge to attend the event at White Sands National Monument is the normal admittance fee ($3 per person ages 17 and older).

This popular event coincides with the Tularosa Basin Wine and Music Fest, September 15-16, 2012 in Alameda Park in Alamogordo, with live music, New Mexico wine samples, artists and vendors, as well as food and fun. Visit http://www.tularosabasinwinefest.com/

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