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Until Oct. 6

Eastern New Mexico State Fair

This year’s motto of the Eastern New Mexico State Fair is “Honoring All Who Served.” The fair takes place at the fairgrounds and includes entertainment, contests, food and rides. Kick-off began with the traditional Main Street Parade. For more information, visit enmsf.com.

Oct. 7

Dennis Balthaser’s “Scrutinizing Roswell, Area 51, underground bases and the pyramids of Giza”

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Renowned researcher, author and UFO investigator with the Mutual UFO Network Dennis Balthaser will speak at the Historical Museum Archives building, 208 Lea Ave., at 3 p.m. The topic of his presentation will be “Scrutinizing Roswell, Area 51, underground bases and the pyramids of Giza. For more information, visit truthseekeratroswell.com.

Oct. 12 and 13, 19 and 20 and 26 to 27

Zombie attack on Graves Farm

Graves Farm is under attack and needs help. The new event offers a ride through the zombie apocalypse under UV florescent black lights. Participants mount up on a trailer with with 20 paintball guns shooting “live” zombies. The ride starts as soon as it is dark until 11:30 p.m. For updates and more information, visit its Facebook @graves.farm or gravesfarm.com.

Oct. 13

Roswell Science and Art Festival

The Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1011 N. Richardson Ave., in collaboration with area educational, science and cultural leaders, is presenting the Roswell Science and Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Roswell Museum and Art Center and behind the museum on 11th Street. This free all-ages event will present a fun-filled day of science and art opportunities including hands-on projects and demonstrations, stage presentations, brief mini lectures on innovative science topics, star shows, short science-inspired films, and a student gallery. The festival aims to engage our community in art and science and to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers. Special guest Kate Biberdorf, known as “Kate the Chemist,” will be headlining the festival with a performance at 11 a.m. on the outdoor stage. For more information, visit roswell-nm.gov/342/events.

Oct. 16 to 28

Pumpkin Patch

The annual Pumpkin Patch is open at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2911 N. Main St. Opening times are weekdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from Noon to 6 p.m. There will be rows and rows of locally grown pumpkins for sale, face painting, free popcorn while visitors shop for their perfect pumpkin, photo opportunities. Highlight will be the first Best Jerky in Roswell contest on Oct. 27 and on Oct. 28 the community choir Silver Chords perform at 2:30 p.m. All profits will go to Harvest Ministries. For more information, call 575-623-0519.

Oct. 17 to 21

Roswell Jazz Festival

The Roswell Jazz Festival takes place all around town in a variety of locations. The best jazz musicians and bands in the United States come together presenting jazz at its finest. For some concerts tickets are required, but there are many events that are free for the public. For more information, visit roswelljazz.org.

Oct. 19

Trunk or Treat

The Roswell JOY Center, 1822 N. Montana Ave., is hosting its free Trunk or Treat event from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be food, fun and games, best decorated car contest and best halloween costume contest. Donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, contact Alex at 575-914-0285.