Went to the Hot Air Balloon and Wine Festival out in Temecula, CA on Saturday June 1. Was amazing to be so close and in the middle of all the hot air balloons. (lots of images to come) starting off with 10 - walking the festival and getting our bearings during the day. They launch the Hot Air Balloons early in the morning (sunrise or so). They sell tickets for those that wants to ride in the balloons. then later on the day, they track and retrieve the balloons and bring them back (the two pics of the empty grass area.) Then at night, they inflate and fire up them up tethered on the ground and 'glow' to match music or the emcee's command. Wine barrel racer 1 wine barrel racer 2 wine tasting wine tasting booths various booths main empty field where the balloons are to be setup at night wine stage (across the field where the balloons are to be setup) balloons brought back and setting up picked one to stand by and watch (check out that lens! lol!!) there's people inside!