Time to Shake Things Up

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Today is National Chocolate Milkshake Day. That’s right, there is such a day. It’s the perfect excuse for all us chocolate and milkshake lovers to forget calorie counting and slurp down the richest, biggest, and thickest chocolate milkshake we can find. After all, it’s a celebration. And for an extra tasty milkshake story, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for our October issue, which will hit newsstands at the end of this month. We’ve got the scoop (Get it?).

After you pull your lethargic, milkshake-loving self off the couch tonight, make sure you hit the town. There’s plenty to do.

It’s Fair Gamefarris wheel...

The New Mexico State Fair kicked off on Sept. 10. Expo New Mexico will be swarming with lemonade guzzlers and funnel cake devourers this weekend. Tonight, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeo kicks off at 7 p.m. followed by a performance by The Henningsens.

Don’t stay up too late tonight because the Annual State Fair Parade will march from the fairgrounds at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Sept. 13. If you can’t make it tonight or tomorrow, check out the Mexican Extravaganza on Sunday, Sept. 14. The Mexican rodeo will kick off at 4 p.m. and a Polo Urias concert will follow.

Check out the State Fair schedule, which is jam packed with events through Sept. 21.

Beer glasses, old oak barrel and wheat.Hip Hops

Need to skip town for a bit? Hop (pun intended) on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express and ramble north to Santa Fe tomorrow for the American Homebrewers Association‘s (AHA) first-ever New Mexico Rally.

The event is from 1 to 4 p.m. at Santa Fe Brewing Co. It’s part of a series of rallies hosted by AHA that give home brewers a chance to sip suds and talk beer with other home brewers and beer gurus in their area. Take a VIP tour of SFBC, meet the staff, and take a chance at winning some prizes. Home brewers are urged to fill up a keg with their home brew and bring it on by to have it canned.

AHA members get in free. Non-members can join on AHA’s website or head to the rally to sign up for a discounted member rate.

Straight Off the FarmFresh organic vegetables in wicker basket in the garden

Ever sit there and wonder what fruit trees you should grow in your backyard or what it takes to be a beekeeper? Head to the Open Space Visitor Center this Sunday for the seventh annual Urban Farm and Harvest Festival.

Along with workshops on fruit tree selection and basic beekeeping, local farmers and artisans will man booths chock full of goods. Listen to some live music, take your kids to some children’s workshops, catch a magic show, and go for a good old-fashioned hay-bale ride. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free.

What are your plans this weekend?