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CAN’T-MISS FALL FUN IN ALBUQUERQUE

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Fall is all about fun in Albuquerque. Here are three can’t-miss events to help ring in the season.

McCall’s Pumpkin Patch

No autumn is complete without at least one trip to the pumpkin patch. McCall’s in Moriarty has long been a go-to for pumpkins and gourds in Northern New Mexico. Beyond amassing your fall pumpkin haul, you can also navigate McCall’s 16-acre corn maze, race a pedal kart, launch a pumpkin, pet farm animals, speed down a giant slide, and mine for gemstones.

Be sure to plan your trip to the patch, which is open through Nov.1, well in advance. Tickets are being sold online this year and capacity is limited – all due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Happy pumpkin picking!

Dragon’s House of Horrors Mile of Terror

We’ve seen a resurgence of drive-in movie theaters since the pandemic hit. Now behold the rise of the drive-through haunted house. Dragon’s House of Horrors has shapeshifted into a COVID-compatible form, and it still packs quite the scare. Check it out at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. It runs through Halloween night and you can snag your tickets online.

Day of the Tread

This Day of the Dead-themed cycling race is going virtual this year. You just choose your distance – 7, 18, 25, 27, 60, or 100 miles – and ride anytime between Oct. 24 and Nov. 1. Be sure to gather for a celebratory beverage at Sawmill Market at noon on Sunday, Oct. 25. Day of the Tread is a benefit for Pegasus Legal Services for Children. Register online.

Looking for more fun things to do in and around Albuquerque? Check out the Olympus Northpoint blog!

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