Fall Fun in and Around El Paso: A Guide to Upcoming Festivals and Activities 2023

As the autumn leaves start to fall, the El Paso area comes alive with a variety of exciting fall festivals and activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're looking for pumpkin patches, corn mazes, or wine tastings, there's something for everyone. Here's a roundup of some of the best fall events happening in and around El Paso:

La Union Maze (September 23 – November 5)
– Location: 1101 Highway 28, Anthony
– Hours: September 23rd – November 5th
Fridays 5pm – 9pm, Saturdays 10:30am – 9pm, Sundays 11:30am – 5pm
– Activities: Pumpkin patch, corn maze, pig races, big slide, jumping pillow, cow train, and more
– Cashless to make your visit even more convenient. We'll be accepting credit/debit cards and La Union Maze gift cards for a seamless experience.

McCall’s Pumpkin Patch (September 23 – October 29)
– Location: 2 McCall Lane, Moriarty
– Hours: Friday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

El Paso Corn Maze (September 30 – October 29)
– Location: 1100 Nuevo Hueco Tanks Blvd., El Paso, Texas 79927
– Schedule: Open Saturdays & Sundays, 1-6 pm
– Tickets:
– Ages 12 and up: $11.95 plus tax
– Ages 3-11: $8.95 plus tax
– Ages 0-2: FREE
– Active Military, Teachers, Seniors: $10.95 plus tax (with ID)
– Note: Some activities may require a separate fee.
– In addition to the Big Maze and Kiddie Maze, enjoy the pumpkin patches, rides, food, games, or relax under one of the canopies!

Balzano Vineyard and Pumpkin Patch (September 30 – October 29)
– Location: 5230 Seven Rivers Highway, Carlsbad
– Hours: Saturdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Nichols Ranch and Orchards Apple Festival (September 30 – October 1)

– Location: 7 miles East of La Luz, NM
– Hours: Saturday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
– Tickets: $10 for anyone over 13 years, 12 and under free

La Viña Winery – Harvest Wine Festival (September 30 – October 1)
– Location: 4201 South Highway NM-28, La Union, NM 88021
– Hours: Noon to 7 p.m.
– Admission: Adult – $20 (includes a souvenir glass and 5 wines or a glass of wine), ages 12-20 – $10, under 12 – Free (No pets or picnic baskets)

Mesilla Valley Maze (September 30 – October 29)
– Location: 3855 W Picacho Avenue, Las Cruces
– Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
– Admission cost: Adults $18; kids 12 and under $15; kids under two free; $2 discount with military ID

Valley Maze Mesilla Fall Festival (October 7 – October 8)
– Hosted by Ed Montana
– Activities: Contests, hayrides, corn eating contest, live music, and more
– No additional charge for festival activities

Lincon Dairy Halloween On The Farm (October 14)
– Magic and Reptile Show
– Activities: Contests, hayrides, corn eating contest, live music, and more
– No additional charge for festival activities

Valley Maze Mesilla Fall Festival (October 21 – October 22)
– Hosted by Ed Montana
– Activities: Music, contests, pumpkin painting, games, and more
– No additional charge for festival activities

St. Luke's Episcopal Church Great Dachshund Stampede & Country Fair (October 28 – October 29)
– Location: 7050 McNutt Road, Anthony, New Mexico (La Union)
– Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
– Activities: Smoked brisket, homemade goodies, bake sale, kids’ games, doggie costume contest, music, food, drinks, vendors

Ramirez Pecan Farm Annual Pecan Festival (October 28 – October 29)
– Location: 13709 North loop Clint
– Activities: Fresh pecan picking, country store, candied pecans, pumpkin painting, pony rides, face painting

Other Exciting Events:
Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch: Location – 3001 Civic Center Circle, Rio Rancho (TBD)
Wonder Fruit Pomegranate Harvest Festival: Location – 663 Worsham Rd. Socorro TX 79927 (October 15-)
Calhoun Flower Farms Group Tours: Available from May to August, guided tour, exploring, picking flowers (TBD)
Marcelino Orchard Picking Season: Middle September for jujubes, middle October for pomegranates (TBD)

Before heading out, make sure to verify the exact dates and details from the respective sources to ensure a fantastic fall experience. I'll also be updating the list as dates and more activities are added, so come back and check it often! Enjoy the festive season with your friends and family in and around El Paso!

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