Have you gorged on deep-fried food yet? Caught a whiff of the scent wafting from the dairy barn?
Well, we did… And we don’t regret it. Even if we won’t fit into our skinny pants for weeks–it was worth it! Get your weekend started at the…
New Mexico State Fair
Sunday marks the last day you’ll be able to get in on the action at the 2014 New Mexico State Fair. This year, all the favorite rides, foods, and events will take place, including everything from sheep shows to bull riding, carnival rides and funnel cake binges.
On Saturday, don’t miss the Cinch Rodeo Shootout, followed by a concert by country music superband Thompson Square. On Sunday, catch the PRCA extreme bull riding competition, plus all the junk food, model trains, artisans, and impromptu performances you can handle.
For a full schedule, look here.
Go Bump in the Night
It’s almost October, which means everybody’s catching the creep bug in anticipation of the treats (or tricks) to follow on Halloween.
Quench your creep meter ahead of schedule with the Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk hosted by ABQ Trolley Co. The 1.3 mile tour takes visitors and curious locals on a 90-minute tour of Downtown’s most historically sordid locations.
The tour visits reported paranormal hotspots and scenes of gruesome incidents that span from the old west to the nearly modern era. Locations include the Kimo Theatre, Wool Warehouse, Bernalillo County Courthouse, and even Hell’s Half Acre (ABQ’s former red light district). For more info, visit here.
Hop Over to Hopfest
Here’s one hangover you won’t want to miss.
With more than 70 craft breweries on station to pour endless brews, you’ll rue the day you didn’t roll out of bed for the 7th Annual Albuquerque Hopfest. Get ready for food pairings, live performances on three different stages, and more bubbly than you can shake a keg at.
General admission starts at 3 p.m. at Isleta Resort and Casino, but the “Extra Hoppy Hour” VIP ticket will allow you first dibs on pints with 2 p.m. admission instead. Each ticket comes with 30 complimentary beer samples, and the VIP ticket includes 10 more.
For more info, visit the event website here.