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Oct. 25, 26 and 31
‘The Haunted Village’
The eighth annual “The Haunted Village” event takes place at the Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum, 1000 US Highway 82, each day from 7 to 10 p.m. It’s time for terror in the clouds, ghoulish scares and nightmares coming to life. For more information, visit cloudcroftmuseum.com or call 575-682-2932.
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The city of Alamogordo hosts its annual Zoo Boo at the Alameda Park Zoo, 1021 N. White Sands Blvd., from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be candy, games and a costume contest. For more information, visit ci.alamogordo.nm.us/516/Zoo-Boo.
Spooktacular Saturday is celebrated downtown Artesia, kicking off with Dia de los Muertos at the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center from 1 to 4 p.m., where participants can make sugar skulls, crafts and get their face painting. Halloween fun is the theme at the Artesia Public Library from 3 to 5 p.m. with games, a popcorn bar, costume raffles and art projects. From 5 to 7 p.m. Treat or Treat MainStreet, between First and Seventh streets, offers candy at stores and booths to collect, there will be music and other activities as well. At 7 p.m. “Oh, Horrors! It’s Murder!” The musical mystery comedy for the entire family takes place at the Ocotillo performing Arts Center. Everyone in costume gets in for free. Additional shows by ticket only on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com.
Carlsbad Community Fall Festival
Encompass Health — Home Health and Hospice, 801 W. Cherry Lane, is partnering with Good Life Senior Living to host a fall festival for the Carlsbad community. There will be food, drinks, music, carnival games, door prizes, bounce houses, a haunted house, trunk or treat and a costume contest. For more information, visit its Facebook event page.
Annual Cloudcroft Harvestfest
A ‘spooktacular’ day of family fun awaits visitors to the annual Cloudcroft Harvestfest, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be The Great Pumpkin Roll Contests — bring your own pumpkins. There will be a small amount of pumpkins for sale for those who forget. At 3 p.m. there will be a costume contest on Burro Avenue and trick or treating on Burro Avenue will take place after the costume contest, beginning in front of the library on Swallow Street. For more information, visit coolcloudcroft.com.
Fort Stanton After Dark and Trick or Treat Trail
Join the Fort Stanton Historic Site volunteers for a one-of-a-kind chance to explore the grounds and buildings of Fort Stanton after dark while interacting with costumed living historians, storytellers, and investigators from the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society. Although the gates are open every day for visitors, few get to experience the fort after dark. The free trick or treat trail will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guided tours of the historic Fort Stanton Hospital will run every 30 minutes between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and are not free of charge. All proceeds support ongoing preservation efforts at the Fort Stanton Historic Site through the Museum of New Mexico Foundation and Fort Stanton, Inc. For more information, visit fortstanton.org or call 575-354-0341.
Halloween on Granado Street
The Tularosa Arts and History Council hosts its fifth annual Halloween on Granado Street community event. There will be a variety of free games for kids, a trunk-or-treat area, pet parade and costume contests for all ages. There will be food vendors, merchants, artists and non-profit booths. For more information, visit trytularosa.org or visit its Facebook page.
El Paso, Texas
Oct. 26 and 27
Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo takes place at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano Drive, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will be pumpkin bowling and some new zoo traditions, including a haunted house inside the event tent. Boo at the Zoo offers a fun-filled day with trick-or-treat stations, animal encounters, children’s activities, games and frightfully delightful decorations. For more information, visit elpasozoo.org or call 915-212-0966.
Artrageous returns to the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center, 310 W. Main St. for one night only. The show starts at 7 p.m. Part art studio, part rock concert and part creation lab. Artrageous is a troupe of 10 artists, singers, dancers and musicians hailing from the high desert of New Mexico. Their high energy performance is a combination of fine art, live music, singing, dancing, humor, and interaction in a frenzy of movement and color. Fine arts meet the performing arts. Let the paint sing. The audience will experience an evening of indescribable, unforgettable, inspiring fun for the entire family. For more information, visit artesiaartscouncil.com or call 575-746-4212.
Trunk or Treat
Join Catalyst Church, 1302 W. Hermosa Drive, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for its fourth annual Trunk or Treat event. There will be games and popcorn. For more information, visit catalystartesia.com or call 575-513-1145.
Rocktober Fall Festival
First Baptist Church, 112 N. Alameda St., is inviting the public to its Rocktober Fall Festival from 5 to 7:30 p.m. There will be trunk or treat for kids, inflatable games, free food and drinks, face painting and information on the upcoming Upward Basketball/Cheer season. Admission is free. It will be located in the FBC Activity Center. For more information, visit fbccarlsbad.org or call 575-887-1158.
Halloween in Midtown
Ruidoso Parks and Recreation, Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce and Ruidoso Midtown Association invites the public to its Halloween in Midtown! Sudderth Drive between Chase Street and Country Club Drive will be closed in order to create a safer environment for the community. There will be fun for the whole family—and of course candy! There will be Halloween photo booths, pumpkin decorating contests, free hot dogs, free hot cocoa, book giveaway, costume contests and trick or treating. This year, they will be featuring a Pumpkin roll event. For more information, visit ruidosoparksandrec.com or call 575-257-5030.
Nov 2 to 3
Balloons and Tunes
Artesia invites the public to its hot air balloon festival Balloons and Tunes. On Friday, balloons will lift off from the elementary schools early in the morning (weather permitting). This year, a 5K Balloon Chase (fun run and walk) takes place at Eagle Draw at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Throughout the day different events take place in various businesses, including the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center and the Artesia Public Library. At 6 p.m., a free Fire Concert takes place in the Bulldog Bowl Parking lot with the Artesia High School Marching Band, Twirling Stars and the balloon pilots, followed by entertainment at different businesses until 9 p.m. On Sunday, the balloons start setting up at Eagle Draw at 6 a.m. For more information, visit artesiachamber.com or its Facebook event page.
Llano Estacado Banquet Awards
The Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame 42nd annual Llano Estacado Banquet Awards ceremony includes the Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame induction ceremony of Albert “Suckerod” Ozborn and J.E. Teague among others, which takes place at the Lea County Event Center, 5101 N. Lovington Hwy. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information, call the Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame at 575-492-2678, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit nmjc.edu/museum.
Dia de Muertos
The Friends of Historic Lincoln along with the Lincoln Merchants Association present the sixth annual Dia de Muertos celebration in historic Lincoln. With a full range of fun family events, the hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., admission is free. There will be also live music, food and vendors. Lincoln is located 12 miles east of Capitan, on Highway 380 (Calle La Placita). For more information, call 575-653-4045.
Nov. 2 and 3
Balzano Vineyard & Pumpkin Patch, 5230 Seven Rivers Highway, is hosting its first Sunflower Festival, featuring vendors, live music, food and entertainment. Take a hayride to the field to pick your own sunflowers and take pictures in 5 acres of sunflowers, weather permitting. Doors open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit balzanovineyard.com or call 575-361-4993.
Deadline for New Mexico Veterans Art Show
All veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserve along with their spouses/partners are eligible to submit entries — take in between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. — to be juried into the New Mexico Veterans Art Show. The show itself will be Nov. 8 to 11, 15 to 17, 22 to 24 and 29 at the Fine Arts Building at Expo New Mexico. For more information, visit nmveteransart.com.
Taste of Culture
New Mexico State University Carlsbad, 1500 University Drive, is hosting its eighth annual Taste of Culture. Admission is free. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the NMSU Carlsbad Campus. This annual event has participants from all over the globe, including China, Yemen, Nepal, Iran, South Korea, Scotland, Spain, Nigeria, Mexico, Canada and the Philippines. The event is sponsored by the NMSU Carlsbad Diversity Committee. For more information, visit its Facebook event page, carlsbad.nmsu.edu, or call 575-234-9200.
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