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Hudson Hot Air Affair 2014

The Hudson Hot Air Affair is by far my favorite event in Hudson. I had been looking forward to this day since last years launch. If you don’t remember last years launch, you can check it out here.  40 hot air balloons launch from one field and it is simply spectacular to watch. There is something about these HUGE balloons, the bright beautiful colors and massive flames that really get me excited. As expected for this winter, it was cold, overcast and slightly snowing, but I loved every minute of it! Maybe someday I will be able to go up in one of the balloons.

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Hudson Hot Air Affair

This year was the 24th anniversary of the Hudson Hot Air Affair. This event starts in January with events all over Hudson. Everything from an art show to geocaching; a trumpeter swan walk to fireworks and concerts. The grand finale is the first weekend in February when 30-40 hot air balloons launch from a local elementary school field. Hundreds gathered at the field to watch the mass assent into the clouds. It was a beautiful production of colors and flame. Until you are standing on the ground next to a balloon as it inflates, it is hard to get a good grasp as to the massive size of the balloons. It was pretty spectacular to watch. Click here to watch a time lapse video of the balloon arriving, inflating and taking off one by one. Mark your calendars now for next years events!

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Remember to check out the time lapse video on our Facebook page!