December 28th-December 30th Hot Air Balloon and Victory Polo match was held in Fredericksburg, Texas. The festival normally showcases hot air balloon rides, polo matches, vendors, and great fun. Due to safety concerns from the cold, windy weather, the hot air balloons were kept on the ground. However, patrons who purchased tickets for the hot air balloons were upgraded to VIP and given free meals. While the weather did dampen some spirits vendors, performances, and the polo match did continue. Don’t fret, the Hot Air Balloon and Victory Cup Festival will return to Texas in Houston (February) and Austin (March) in the new year!
Written and Photographed by Ursula Rogers