Went to the Balloon Festival a couple of years ago and was blown away by the number of balloons, the different shapes, and designs. Once 400 to 700 balloons are in the air at the same time, it is just mind blowing to see.
If you have a mind to, you can usually find a crew tha;t needs help. We stayed at the Marriott in Albuquerque, and a number of the balloons owners stayed there and were looking for people to help them get the balloon aired up, be in the chase car at the end. Just a fun 3 or 4 days and when my grandson gets older I plan on taking him