Buses and Balloons, New Mexico’s premier bus campout, is back with a NEW LOCATION within walking distance of Balloon Fiesta Park! Under new (old) management, we’re taking it back to its low-key roots. No car show, no trophies, no drama, just camping. This event takes place during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Bring the whole family.

It’s a family friendly event, with many activities to keep the young and young at heart busy.

The FAQ’s:

Who: Open to any VW regardless of model, year, or cooling system.

What: Laid-back Volkswagen campout during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

When: Thursday October 10th- Sunday October 13th.

Where: 8536 Alameda Park Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87113

Why: Having fun with your NM VW family and see the International Balloon Fiesta up close.

How: Thanks to the Alameda little league and the City of Albuquerque.


Thursday-Sunday $40

Friday-Sunday $40

Sat-Sun $30

The events:


Balloon watching

Kickball tournament

Cornhole tournament

Dutch oven cook-off.

Parts swap

Kids coloring contest


Coleman Lantern Rebuilding lesson

CV joint rebuild contest


Best campsite award

Long distance award

The rules:

No alchohol. (This is city property and we would like to not be kicked out)

No RV’s. The Balloon Fiesta RV park is right next door for those of you who can’t be bothered to drive your VW’s.

No loud music or generators.

No open fires. Above ground fire pits ok.

No fireworks (looking at you Shawn Fellner)

No glass containers. Bring your red solo cups (or better yet a reusable container).

Keep your pets on a leash and clean up after them. If they’re aggressive leave them at home. There will be fireworks nearby at the Balloon Fiesta.

Leave your campsite cleaner than you found it. Trash bags will be provided.

Don’t be a jerk.

Be kind rewind.

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