Hi. I am interested in planning a surprise trip for my parents for this year's Balloon Fiesta in October, as it coincides with my father's birthday. My question is, how early should we begin planning, and booking, hotels, flights, etc. Will the prices go down and then up? or just continue to rise the closer the time comes to the festival. I know it is January and it may seem a bit early, but in my experience hotel rates can escalate very quickly. Advice from past Balloon Fiesta attendees or experienced travellers would be great!