There is nothing quite like fall in New Mexico. Make the most of all this season has to offer by participating in some of the following events and activities.
Explore Fall Color
Northern New Mexico’s glittering, golden aspens are hallmarks of autumn. It’s hard to know, however, exactly when and where the leaves will turn, but experts anticipate the best views will occur around the first week of October. Visit newmexico.org/fall-events/fall-colors for info on routes and locations.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
Fill your thermos up with cider and take the kids for a day of play in a pumpkin patch. New Mexico’s best-known farms include:
• Galloping Grace, Rio Rancho
• The Maize Maze
• McCall’s Pumpkin Patch
• Wagner’s Farmland Experience
Attend a Fun Fall Festival
Pumpkin Time at St. John’s United Methodist Church
Oct. 9 | Santa Fe | Purchase a pumpkin and enjoy free treats.
Oct. 14-15 | Ruidoso | There will be German food, beer, live German music, and dancing.
Oct. 15 | Estancia | A unique event that showcases custom-built pumpkin launchers. Launches will be judged on distance and accuracy.
Corrales Harvest Festival
Oct. 15-16 | Corrales | Showcases local artists, merchants and farmers. The two-day event features a pet parade, arts and crafts, horse and livestock shows, a hootenanny dance, fun run, live musical performances, bagpipe demos, and interactive art pieces.
Oktoberfiesta Fundraiser Charity Bash
Oct. 15-16 | Santa Fe | Hosted by Santa Fe Brewing Company. Five bands, three contests, and of course, food! Proceeds will benefit three local non-profit organizations.
Festival of the Cranes
Nov. 15-20 | Socorro | Celebrate the winter migration of the sandhill cranes to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. There will be workshops, seminars, birding tours, and more.
What do you plan on doing for fun this season? Let me know in the comments below.