It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Autumn

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

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).

KarottenMarigolds on the Farm

 Get a head start on Dia de Los Muertos celebrations by attending the Marigold & Harvest Festival. This Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farm & Table and La Parada are teaming up to offer fun for the whole family. This festival is meant to celebrate local, sustainable, and accessible food. There will be yoga on the farm kickstarting the event, followed by a lesson in composting, and a farm walk rounds out the festivities. Meanwhile, Wagogo will be performing live music at Farm & Table, with sugar skull and papel picado workshops at La Parada. There will be shopping, food, and a produce stand to get your autumn favorites. You can even make your own marigold garland at this free event.

Apples & Pumpkins, Oh My!pumpkin_apple

 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.

ghostGhostly Encounters

 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?