There is so much for families to do during the month of October, it can be kind of overwhelming. There are so many haunted houses, corn mazes and fall fests it might be difficult to keep up. Here is a guide list of events throughout the month for people looking for things to do this spooky holiday season.
McCall’s Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Farm
McCall’s is a New Mexico tradition. Take the kids out to the pumpkin patch for picking and the 16-acre corn maze, but there are tons of activities for kids to do such as the sports barn, pedal cart track, pumpkin and apple cannon shows, and the list goes on with more than 60 attractions. The pumpkin patch events are noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
McCall’s is also offering its Haunted Farm, where it is strongly encouraged to buy tickets online. It is offered every Friday and Saturday until Oct. 30. For more info about the patch and haunted farm, click here.
A corn maze is being operated at the Los Poblanos Open Space Rio Grande Community Farm from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15-16 at 1701 Montano Rd NW. There will be live music, family activities, hay rides, local vendors and,, of course, the famous Maize Maze. For more info, click here.
Calvary Church, 4001 Osuna Road NE, is hosting a fall fest beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, with live music, bounce houses, games and giveaways, costume and carving contests. Considered a free Halloween-alternative event. For more info, click the link here.
Get your costume on and join Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte NE, for an afternoon of fall fun from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 30. Check it out here.
The Scariest Place on Earth Haunted House
1201 San Mateo Blvd. SE
Opens Friday, Oct. 14, and runs 6-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
NM Slaughter House Haunted Attraction
10000 Coors Blvd. Bypass NW
Hours based on ticket times at https://www.nmslaughterhouse.com/tickets
Dragons House of Horror
860 County Road 36
7-10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday until Oct. 31.
Realm of Darkness Asylum Haunted House
300 San Pedro Drive NE at Expo NM
7019 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and everyday, the week of Halloween.
Albucreepy Ghost Walk Tours
Take a site-seeing tour of the Albucreepy Ghost Walk that tells the ghoulish tales of old taverns of Burque. https://www.tourabq.com/albucreepy
For the Kids
Jeanne Bellamah Fall Festival
11516 Summer Ave. NE
4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 14
Mesa Verde Fall Festival
Mesa Verde Community Center, 7900 Marquette Ave. NE
6-8 p.m. Oct. 26
Holiday Park Community Center, 11710 Commanche Road NE
6-8 p.m. Oct. 28
Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Mask Class
Juan Tabo Library, 3407 Juan Tabo NE
2-3:30 p.m. Oct. 29
Zombie Makeup Class
Lomas Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE
3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 27
For a link to these kid-friendly events and more spooky stuff to do in Albuquerque, click here.