23rd Annual Big Bend Balloon Bash Underway

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

This weekend, hot air balloons are taking to the skies for the 23rd Annual Big Bend Balloon Bash.

The event is being hosted at Sierra La Rana, a ranch just two miles south of Alpine.

Organizers tell NewsWest 9, so far, this year's turnout has been a huge success.

"It's beautiful out here. We're a festival that lasts Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings and the Marfa Lights Music Festival - they're in the 24th Festival, it's nice in the daytime, so if you want to listen to a bunch of music, it's terrific," Balloon Bash Organizer, Guy Combs, said.

The gates will open up bright and early on Sunday at 7:00a.m. and on Monday.

On Sunday night, organizers will host a concert at Buck Stadium in Alpine.

The event is free and open to the public.