Announcers on the field said wind conditions were favorable, but that rain and a low cloud ceiling prevented today’s launch.
It is unclear whether the remote control balloon event will still take place. The event, in which 75 remote controlled balloons were set to participate, would have broken the world record of 55 participating balloons.
“Wednesday’s Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension sponsored by New Mexico True is canceled,” the fiesta’s Facebook page says.
The fiesta runs through Sunday.