It's hard to believe Balloonfest has been around for almost 30 years, but when we found these newspaper articles from 1989, HOLY CRAP -- you could fly to Las Vegas for $38!?

Six bucks to get in and five bucks to camp? Life was good!

But let's talk about how you could get a flight to Vegas for $38! Or Phoenix for $19. That's crazy!

Dick Poe was giving away a truck...

But it looked like this:

Grassroots, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Fatal Charm headlined the concerts.

The live balloon launch coverage was broadcasted on 600 AM.