Have a Holly Jolly … Halloween Month

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

The pumpkins are here, whether their flavors are in coffee or beer. And have no fear, the weekend is near. As always, its packed with good ol’ Albuquerque excitement.

Get out of the house and take advantage of the not-too-hot-nor-too-cold weather. Of course, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is still in full swing, and wraps up this Sunday. But if you don’t feel like fighting the traffic, check out one of these awesome events instead.

Young Couple Jogging in ParkRun Its Course

No wonder Men’s Fitness named ABQ one of the fittest cities in the U.S. a few years back. It seems a 5K of some sort invades town every weekend.

Tomorrow, Oct. 11, Los Poblanos is hosting the second 5K at the Farm. Runners will zoom through Los Poblanos Open Space farm (1701 Montaño Road NW) paths and the Maize Maze, all while hot-air balloons soar above. You can register before the run, but be there by 7 a.m. The run will start at 8 a.m., and the top three runners will get prizes. But all participants get a T-shirt, so everyone wins.

The cost is $25 to $30 and all proceeds will benefit Rio Grande Community Farm.

Disco Feverdisco ball

Whoever says disco is dead doesn’t know what they’re talking about. It’s alive and well. Well, at least it will be tomorrow night at The Albuquerque Downs Racetrack and Casino. First Turn Lounge will be holding a  1970s themed disco party. ’70s music videos, movie clips, and commercials will light up over 20 televisions. A groovy costume contest will be happening.

In addition to a slew of drink specials, there will be no cover charge. Festivities will begin tomorrow at 8 p.m.

Zombie Portrait on blackA Spook-tacular Month

It’s not quite Halloween, but the ghouls and goblins are ready to come out! Fright Fest has creeped into Expo New Mexico and will remain through Nov. 1.

Check out the horrific haunted house, zap some zombies (or be a zombie) in the Zombie Attack Laser Tag Arena, and check out the Strange Danger 1800s Carnival Style Thrill Show and Museum. And don’t miss the double and triple features, which include modern horror films as well as the black-and-white classics.

Bring your kids and take them through the Sugar Zombies Harvest Festival. It’s $5 per person, and one adult is free. The haunted house is $20 per person, laser tag is $30, and the film festival and thrill show is $20 each. The fest is open Wednesday through Thursday, and Sunday from 4 to 10 p.m. It’s open Friday through Saturdays from 4 p.m. to midnight.

Better get out there and have some fun!

What are your weekend plans?