In Albuquerque, we are accustomed to expect chilly weather during Balloon Fiesta time. The fiesta came and went, and left no trace of the winter chill behind. Record highs for this time of year have been recorded in the mid 80s, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. Today’s winds bring with them cooler temps. This weekend is definitely looking more like autumn, with temperatures ten degrees cooler. With harvest and pumpkin festivals and a downtown ghost tour, fall is here to stay (we hope).
Get a head start on Dia de Los Muertos celebrations by attend
Wagner Farms in Corrales will be celebrating their Second Annual Apple & Pumpkin Festival. Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. bring the family out to tour the apple orchards on a hayride, or peruse through the pumpkin patch. Welcome autumn by sipping fresh apple cider and taking in the smell of fresh green chile roasting. Apple Tree Café will provide live entertainment and homemade food. Ristras, apples, and pumpkins will be available for purchase at this free event.
There’s only two weeks left to take the Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk. This ABQ Trolley production is led by experienced paranormal investigators that will take you to historical and reportedly haunted places, including the KiMo Theater, the old Bernalillo County Court House, the Wool Warehouse, and the former red light district known as, “Hell’s Half Acre.” This tour includes vivid accounts of popular Albuquerque ghosts, explanations of methods used to detect paranormal activity, and details of previous investigations. Buy tickets here, but note that this tour is not recommended for small children, due to its spine-tingling nature.
What’s your favorite autumn activity?