The movie Field of Dreams has a popular (mis)quote “If you build it, they will come”, this is how I would describe the success of the17th Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Clark Air Field Pampanga. The four day event had soo much people!!! The locals and I guess even the organizers must have been overwhelmed with such a turnout. Hopefully next year they will be more organized and improve on crowd control and logistics.
Here are some recommendations for places to eat: Pampanga Restaurants .
We were up before dawn to get good photographs. As early as 5:00 am traffic on the road was beginning to build up. At the air field I was even surprised to see people in tents! The happy campers spent the night to get a good spot.
The balloons need cooler air temperatures in order to travel. For this reason they are set-up and fly out early in the mornings and return late in the afternoons. There were around 26 balloons from all over the world. My favorite was the massive cake balloon.