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6 Things To Do On Halloween Weekend In New Mexico For Less Than 10 Dollars New Mexico

Halloween is a special time of year. It is a holiday that doesn’t exclude anyone. Regardless of age, gender, race, creed, financial status etc, Halloween is fun for everyone. There are a lot of things to do in New Mexico this Halloween. Here is a list of 6 things you can do for less than 10 dollars.

1. Pumpkin Glow

Pumpkin Glow in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Pumpkin Glow in Los Alamos, New Mexico

On Saturday, October 29th, Pumpkin Glow will be held in Los Alamos. The lawn of Fuller Lodge is filled with the eerie, flickering glow of hundreds of carved pumpkins lit for the annual Los Alamos Pumpkin Glow. In past years,  over 2,000 people have taken in the sights of the glowing pumpkins. People of all ages and artistic talent are encouraged to participate. Everyone can carve a pumpkin!

The pumpkin artists will drop off their jack-o-lanterns in the afternoon and return after dark to view the hundreds of glowing gourds. Participants can pick up their pumpkins after the event (or choose from the unclaimed works of art). The Pumpkin Glow will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location:

Los Alamos Arts Council
P.O.Box 284
Los Alamos, NM 87544

(505) 663-0477
email: laarts@rt66.com

2. Thrill The World ABQ

Thriller, the song as well as the music video, are well known around the world. The massive 80’s Michael Jackson hit continues to be celebrated every Halloween as dancers take to the dance floor and reenact the dance sequence from the video. For the 8th year in a row, Albuquerque will take part in the Thrill The World simultaneous Thriller dance. It’s free and is for charity. They are still looking for fearless Thriller dancers!

Event Information:

Oct 29th, 2016

4:00 pm (2:15 check in)

Roadrunner Food Bank

5840 Office Blvd. NE

3. Maize Maze

Maize Maze in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Maize Maze in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque offers a wonderful pumpkin patch experience at their Maize Maze.  Every Halloween season, Maize Maze is perhaps the funnest pumpkin patch experience in the state. The maze is amazing and the pumpkins are fresh for the picking. It’s fun for the whole family.

After you find the perfect pumpkin, take a trip through their maize maze!

Maize Maze in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Maize Maze in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Within the maze, there are checkpoints that will assist visitors to find their way through the maze. Signs with riddles are posted inside the maze to help visitors in their navigation.  The major goal of the 2008 Maize Maze is to raise money for the programs at the farm. Service learning programs bring over 1,000 visitors to RGCF each year. The maze also provides food for the migrating birds, Sandhill Cranes and Canada Geese, that live at the farm during the winter. There are informational signs throughout the maze trails to learn about corn, owls, trees, sunflowers, and mazes.

Visit the Maize Maze!

  • 8-Acre Maze
  • Pumpkins & Pumpkin Painting
  • Color Activities
  • Snacks & Drinks

Maze Hours:

FRIDAY 1PM-10PM
SATURDAY 10AM-10PM
SUNDAY 10AM-7PM

Maze Tickets:

Daylight Hours (Before sunset)
Kids age 2 & under : Free!
Kids aged 3 — 12 years : $6
Adults — $8

Night Hours (After sunset)
All Ages : $16

4. Wagners Farmland Experience

Wagners Farmland Experience

Wagners Farmland Experience

Another awesome corn maze and pumpkin patch experience that costs well below 10 dollars can be had at Wagners Farmland Experience. Your experience will include hay rides, a petting zoo, a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and more.

Experience Information:

Adults $8.00, Kids $6.00 ages 3 – 11 ( kids under 3 Free when accompanied by an adult.)

Admission includes the corn maze, hayride, petting zoo, activity park, and pumpkin patch.

Pumpkins may be purchased separately.

Open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM.

5. The Book of Life (Free Movie)

The Book of Life

The Book of Life

There will be a free screening of The Book of Life along with free candy, free water, and free face-painting at the South Broadway Cultural Center on Saturday, October, 29th. This is an excellent movie and free event for the whole family to enjoy.

Event Information:

Oct 29, 2016
01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
South Broadway Cultural Center
1025 Broadway Blvd SE
AlbuquerqueNM 87102
505-848-1320

6. Day of the Tread

Day of the Tread in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Day of the Tread in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Reward yourself for all those long hot summer days in the sun, with crisp air, picturesque landscapes, and lots of fun! For family-oriented, Halloween-themed charitable bike rides (12, 26, 54, 64, 80, 100) The 2016 Day of the Tread has a treat for everyone!

Whichever path you choose, all participants will enjoy a Sunday pre-event motivation gathering, a post-ride celebration, courses full of music, entertainment, themed recharge zones and crazy contests. Costumes are encouraged but not required. There will be prizes awarded for the best human costumes and best bike costumes. If you like dressing up in costume, putting on face paint or wigs, go for a ride for charity and crazy Halloween fun.

The Day of the Tread benefits the Pegasus Legal Services for Children.

John Newell

John Newell is a professional musician as well as student, who is currently working on his PhD in Rhetoric and Composition at The University of Washington. He is also a photographer and freelance writer.

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