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September 17, 2018
Pirates Fly’n the Croix-ribbean will be the theme of the 2019 Hudson Hot Air Affair winter festival and hot air balloon rally. The 30th annual event, sponsored again by WESTconsin Credit Union, will be Feb. 1-3 and organizers are bringing a special shaped balloon to Hudson to celebrate the landmark anniversary and pirate theme. Pet Leg Pete the Pirate Parrot will highlight a weekend of balloon launches, a moon glow, a torchlight parade and winter activities throughout the Hudson community. Submitted photo
Talk like a pirate with Hot Air Affair
September 17, 2018 - 7:00am
June 2, 2018
Join Hudson Hot Air Affair volunteers Richard and Sharon Young for some pirate fun on the St. Croix River cruise on June 18. Submitted photo
Hot Air Affair celebrates with a pirate cruise
June 2, 2018 - 7:49am
January 25, 2018
Taste of Hot Air Affair features local wines, beers and spirits
January 25, 2018 - 12:00pm
Hudson Hot Air Affair has 40 hot air balloons scheduled to attend the 2018 “Touchdown Hudson XXIX” event Jan. 26-28. The commercial balloons attending this year will include: US Bank balloon piloted by Scott McClinton, RE/MAX Maximum Exposure piloted by Ken Walter, RE/MAX Results piloted by Mike Sommer and Blaser SwissLube piloted by Rick Piendel. Photo courtesy of the Hudson Hot Air Affair
Hudson's Hot Air Affair: Let the fun begin
January 25, 2018 - 6:00am
January 16, 2018
Students assemble inside a balloon envelope during a Hot Air Affair educational program at Houlton Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Art Juchno
Hot Air Affair weekend packed full of fun events
January 16, 2018 - 7:00am
January 13, 2018
Emcee John Knutson dressed as "the Hulk" from the 2014 Silver Screen Themed Hot Air Affair Smooshboard competition, standing beside the best dressed costume winning team who all came dressed as the "Titanic" from the epic motion picture. Photo courtesy of John Knutson
Hot Air Affair - Looking for Smooshboard teams!
January 13, 2018 - 5:00am
January 2, 2018
WESTconsin Credit Union will continue as the corporate sponsor marking nine years with the community celebration. In the front row (from left to right): Maria Schmitt, Lori Rayome, Melissa Kraemer, Lauren Mitchell and Mary Behling. Back row: Aaron Brager, Jennilee Foley, Abigail Olson, Maria Harp, Cecilia Clohisy and Kyle Hayes. Photo courtesy of Evy Nerbonne
Hudson Hot Air Affair celebrates football theme in January
January 2, 2018 - 7:00am
February 6, 2017
Looking back: 2017 Hudson Hot Air Affair
February 6, 2017 - 9:15am
February 4, 2017
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WATCH: Preparing a hot air balloon for takeoff
February 4, 2017 - 6:00am
February 3, 2017
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'Real kind of fun': Hot Air Affair is this weekend
February 3, 2017 - 11:28am
January 27, 2017
Balloon pilot Rich Jaworski, who has spent all but one of the last 17 years with the Hudson Vintage Neighborhood Alliance at Hot Air Affiar, marches alongside the group during one of the parades. (submitted photo)
Neighborhood group stands tall at annual Hot Air Affair
January 27, 2017 - 1:00pm
February 5, 2016
Members of Aamodt's Hot Air Balloon Ride were among the crews that launched Friday morning at E.P. Rock Elementary before touching down in the Houlton area. (Staff photos by Mike Longaecker)play button
PHOTO GALLERY/VIDEO: Hot Air Affair takes flight
February 5, 2016 - 12:52pm
February 3, 2016
From left, Nancy Abrahamson (Dementia Care Specialist for the county’s Aging and Disability Resource Center), long-time Hot Air volunteer Evy Nerbonne (cancer survivor) and Kellie Burrows (American Cancer Society Community Relations representative and cancer survivor). (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Doug Stohlberg)
Some balloons geared toward awareness
February 3, 2016 - 7:24am
February 1, 2016
The Family Fresh balloon will inflate during the Hot Air Affair weekend and display its three dimensional designs featuring state of the art inkjet printing. (Submitted photos)
RE/MAX and Family Fresh balloons at Hot Air Affair
February 1, 2016 - 11:52am
January 26, 2016
 

Hot Air Affair volunteers and YMCA Camp St. Croix staff surround the Aamodt’s Hot Air Balloon Rides basket at the annual pre-event Saturday night at the YMCA Camp St. Croix.  Among the group were, front from left, Hot Air Affair volunteers Sharon Young, Ray Peterson, Richard Young and Lori Rayome; back, YMCA Camp St. Croix employees Emily Hazelton, Bethany Helen and Jenny Stice and Hot Air Affair volunteers Jim Wohlwend and Ruth Peterson.
Hot Air Affair kicks off with candlelight ski and hike
January 26, 2016 - 8:01am