CALENDAR

Sep
14
Fri
Raton International Art Exhibition & Sale @ International Bank
Sep 14 – Sep 21 all-day

Annual International Art Exhibition & Sale at International Bank

The Annual International Art Exhibit & Sale is sponsored by Raton Arts & Humanities Council. For more information contact: Brenda Ferri @ 575-445-2052 or got to: www.ratonarts.org

International Art Show

Join us at International Bank, Sept. 14-21

https://www.ratonarts.org/docs/Invitation_to_artists_2018.pdf

Sep
21
Fri
¡Globalquerque! Annual World Music Festival @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
Sep 21 – Sep 22 all-day

¡Globalquerque! 2018: September 21-22

¡Globalquerque! 2018 will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St SW, at Avenida César Chávez). Enjoy musical performances in the intimate courtyard setting of the Fountain Courtyard, the state of the art 692-seat Albuquerque Journal Theatre and dance outside on the Plaza Mayor. Learn more about the Global Fiesta free Saturday daytime programming and the Global Village of Crafts, Culture and Cuisine.

2018 Lineup:

Antonia Apodaca and Friends (Las Vegas, New Mexico)
Aynur (Kurdish/Turkey)
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Italy)
Coreyah (South Korea)
Delgres (Guadeloupe)
Iris DeMent (U.S.)
Youssra El Hawary (Egypt)
Jarlath Henderson (Ireland)
Jupiter & Okwess (Democratic Republic of Congo)
LADAMA (Brazil/Colombia/Venezuela/U.S.)
La Dame Blanche (Cuba)
Lemon Bucket Orkestra (Canada)
Lluvia Negra Band (Taos, New Mexico)
Los de Abajo (Mexico)
Martha Redbone (Cherokee/Choctaw/Appalachian)
Rio Mira (Ecuador/Colombia)
New Mexico Pueblo Celebration
featuring  Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group (Acoma) & Jemez Seasonal Dancers (Jemez and Zuni Pueblos)

¡Globalquerque! welcomes our 2018 Poster Artist, photographer extraordinaire Jim Holbrook! Many of you may have seen Jim at past ¡Globalquerque!s dashing from stage to stage cameras in hand. We are honored to be graced with his photo Found Bridges.

Jim’s been snapping photos since ’73 when he enrolled at UNM. After finishing post-graduate work, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, working as assistant photographer at the American Conservatory Theater. Missing New Mexico and its profound photographic roots, he returned here in 1983. Airline work afforded Jim ample time off, enabling him to travel as photographic assistant to his great friend and mentor, renowned photographer Anne Noggle. Their multiple, months-long travels to the Soviet Union resulted in Anne’s book A Dance With Death: Soviet Air Women of World War II.

In the mid-1990s Jim nearly gave up photography, but in 2004 the digital revolution rekindled his desire. He has resurrected old work from his days with Noggle and has created a large body of new work. Holbrook’s photographic subjects range from strikingly intimate portraits to colorful, candid street photography. He has also found a new muse: New Mexican descansos or recuerdos. Look for his upcoming book of these roadside memorials that mark the location of highway fatalities.

Jim has recently been a photographer with Humans of New Mexico, Avokado Artists and is a longtime official photographer for ¡Globalquerque!.

For this year’s poster photo Jim wanted to evoke the idea of crossing borders and building bridges. An apt idea for ¡Globalquerque!‘s mission of recognizing our similarities and celebrating our differences! In Jim’s words:

“My photograph, Found Bridges, is a reflection of the universal connections music makes, and its importance in a time when real and rhetorical walls threaten to divide us. A lone musician strides unchallenged, bringing culture and music, like water, over this parched divide. Music, like bridges, bring us together.”

Taos Fall Arts Festival
Sep 21 – Sep 30 all-day

TAOS FALL ARTS FEST: SEPTEMBER 21-30, 2018

In the Land of Enchantment exists a Place of Extraordinary: Taos.

Nestled amongst breathtaking vistas, blanketed under luminous skies, and steeped in an enticing blend of cultural diversity, Taos has inspired artists for over a century and risen to prominence as a world class art destination. Each autumn, both locals and visitors gather in anticipation of the Taos Fall Arts Festival (TFAF), an opportunity to experience and celebrate all the artists of Taos.

Join us for our Open Exhibition opening reception on September 21, 5-8pm at the Historic Guadalupe Parish Gymnasium, 205 Don Fernando Road. The show will remain on view through September 30.

Opening Artist’s Reception & Awards Ceremony, Friday evening, September 21, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Daily Hours, September 22 – 30, 10:00am – 6:00pm

For over forty years the Taos Fall Arts Festival has been successful because of our artists and volunteers. If you would like to volunteer in capacities from take-in art days to greeting our many visitors please contact our volunteer coordinator, Anna, at taosfaf@gmail.com.

Oct
5
Fri
Red River Oktoberfest @ Red River Conference Center
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day

Oktoberfest

Meet Ms Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Authentic German food & music, craft beer & New Mexico wines, arts & crafts vendors, entertaining games & contests, ski trip giveaway, family friendly activities, changing colors, and more!

Admission is only $5 for the whole weekend! You can buy your commemorative taster mug for $10 or stein glass for $20 when you get to the park: includes beer tastings.

ACTIVITIES

Oktoberfest Beard/Mustache Competition

“No shave November” now starts in October! Come show us the hairs on your chin-y chin chin!
Prizes for Best Overall Beard and Best Overall Mustache

Children’s Pumpking Painting

Live Polka Music

Come experience Live Polka Music by the band Eurofest

DJ JP will be spinning your favorite polka (and non-polka) hits all weekend long!

MS & MR OKTOBERFEST COMPETITION

Get out your loveliest dirndl or heartiest lederhosen and come compete for $100 in cash. The Miss Oktoberfest competition will begin at 12pm and include a stein holding contest and an obstacle course. Immediately following, the Mr. Oktoberfest competition begins.  This event includes a stein holding contest, an obstacle course, and maybe a special surprise category. Sign up at the Chamber of Commerce booth when you arrive at the park. Viel Glück (good luck)!

Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more details
Located in the Conference Center, 101 W. River Street
Telephone: (575) 754-2366
Fax: (575) 754-3104
Email: rrinfo@redriverchamber.org

Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival @ Sandia Resort & Casino
Oct 5 – Oct 7 all-day

Oct 5-7 & Oct 12-14  30th Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 

Now Ranked #10 in the Nation! – Sunshine Artist Magazine, 2018

Every October thousands of shoppers and collectors from all over the world attend the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, which coincides with Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta.  This juried show features the work of 200 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S., offering tourists and residents a unique, world-class art experience.  The people of Albuquerque recognize the show by the landmark ‘Big White Tent’ – which is bigger than a football field!  In addition to a fantastic artist lineup, the festival features great entertainment and music in the outdoor pavilion, a culinary arts tent with samples of New Mexican fare, artist demonstrations, a Kids’ Creation Station, great eats and more!

LOCATION

In the Big White Tent at Sandia Resort & Casino

DATES

October 5-7 & Oct 12-14, 2018

HOURS

Fridays: 9am–5pm

Saturdays: 9am–5pm

Sundays: 9am–5pm

Tickets must be purchased at the door

ONE-DAY PASS $10

Kids under 12 FREE

FESTIVAL PASS $14

(Admission for all 6 days)

GRANDE PASS $23

(Unlimited Admission AND FREE PARKING at our shows at Expo New Mexico.)

PARKING

FREE COVERED PARKING. (Where? Click here.) HANDICAPPED PARKING is adjacent to the tent.  There are also parking shuttles provided by the resort.  The festival is on flat astroturf and is fully accessible.  

200 ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN

Shop from the works of the best artists & craftsmen from all over the country, including a great selection of artists new to the show!

ENTERTAINMENT

Take a break from shopping and enjoy ongoing entertainment in our outdoor shaded pavilion.

AND MUCH MORE

This family–oriented festival features something for everyone – great shopping, dozens of ‘Artists at Work’, an outdoor food court, a large selection of specialty foods booths, beer and wine, the Kids’ Creation Station and More!

Oct
6
Sat
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta @ Balloon Fiesta Park
Oct 6 – Oct 14 all-day

For nine days in October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than three decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air. Guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning. Literally hundreds of balloons will be taking flight from the Balloon Fiesta Park this year. You won’t want to miss this city-wide celebration!

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a world-renowned attraction and destination for kids of all ages. For more than four decades, the first week in October brings the smell of roasting chiles and the beautiful, magical moving picture show of hot air balloons sailing silently through the crisp fall air.

From its modest beginnings in 1972 with 13 balloons launching from a shopping mall parking lot, the Balloon Fiesta has grown to multiple events launching year-round at the custom-designed, 365-acre Balloon Fiesta Park. Our signature event remains Balloon Fiesta—which, with over 600 balloons, is the largest ballooning event on earth, the most photographed event on earth, and the largest annual international event held in the United States.

Imagine 54 football fields, all put together. That’s the size of Balloon Fiesta Park’s 78-acre launch field! And at this Park’s “playing field,” there are no losing teams and no viewing stands. Guests walk the field and are part of the action.

Hundreds of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky. What you can’t hear until you walk our field at nightfall is the thrilling roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning the Park into a huge lighted Christmas tree of colorful balloons. What you can’t feel until you join us is the massive joy everywhere around you.

Balloon Fiesta Park is located north of Alameda Boulevard, one mile west of I-25.

Saturday, October 6

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

6:00 Twilight Twinkle Glow™ presented by Albuquerque Journal
6:45 Opening Ceremonies 7:45 Laser Light Show
7:00 Mass Ascension, presented by Canonmore… 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Sunday, October 7

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

6:00 Balloon Glow
7:00 Mass Ascension, more… 7:45 Laser Light Show
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
9:00 Fiesta of Wheels Car Show, located on north end of Launch Field
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street)

Monday, October 8
Propane day presented by Airgas, an Air Liquide Company

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… No events
6:30 Laser Light Show
7:00 Balloons Launch from Park
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:00 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Tuesday, October 9
Coca-Cola Day

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… No events
6:30 Laser Light Show
7:00 Balloons Launch from Park
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:00 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Wednesday, October 10

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore… No Events
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

7:00 Flight of the Nations Mass Ascension
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying Begins
8:30 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Thursday, October 11
Kids’ Day presented by KOB-TV

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Laser Light Show 6:00 Special Shape Glowdeo™
7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™ presented by Wells Fargo Bank 7:45 Laser Light Show
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying begins 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Friday, October 12

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol, more… 1:30 – 5:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
6:30 Laser Light Show 6:00 Special Shape Glowdeo™
7:00 Special Shape Rodeo™ 7:45 Laser Light Show
8:00 Competition Balloon Flying begins 8:00 AfterGlow™ Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Saturday, October 13

Morning Session Evening Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore… 1:00 – 5:00 Music Fiesta
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

1:30 – 5:00  AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational
7:00 Mass Ascension 6:00 Night Magic™ Glow presented by Canon
8:30 – 11:30 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational 7:45 Laser Light Show
11:00 Balloon Fiesta Pin Trading (Group Tour Tent north end of Main Street) 8:00 AfterGlow™Fireworks Show presented by Sandia Resort & Casino

Sunday October 14

Morning Session
6:00 Dawn Patrol Show presented by Route 66 Casino Hotel and RV Parkmore…
6:30 Krispy Kreme Morning Glow

Laser Light Show

7:00 Farewell Mass Ascension
8:30 – 11:00 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q & A

*AfterGlow™ times may change due to field/weather conditions
** North end of Launch Field for the pin trading

Oct
12
Fri
Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival @ Sandia Resort & Casino
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day

Oct 5-7 & Oct 12-14  30th Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 

Now Ranked #10 in the Nation! – Sunshine Artist Magazine, 2018

Every October thousands of shoppers and collectors from all over the world attend the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, which coincides with Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta.  This juried show features the work of 200 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S., offering tourists and residents a unique, world-class art experience.  The people of Albuquerque recognize the show by the landmark ‘Big White Tent’ – which is bigger than a football field!  In addition to a fantastic artist lineup, the festival features great entertainment and music in the outdoor pavilion, a culinary arts tent with samples of New Mexican fare, artist demonstrations, a Kids’ Creation Station, great eats and more!

LOCATION

In the Big White Tent at Sandia Resort & Casino

DATES

October 5-7 & Oct 12-14, 2018

HOURS

Fridays: 9am–5pm

Saturdays: 9am–5pm

Sundays: 9am–5pm

Tickets must be purchased at the door

ONE-DAY PASS $10

Kids under 12 FREE

FESTIVAL PASS $14

(Admission for all 6 days)

GRANDE PASS $23

(Unlimited Admission AND FREE PARKING at our shows at Expo New Mexico.)

PARKING

FREE COVERED PARKING. (Where? Click here.) HANDICAPPED PARKING is adjacent to the tent.  There are also parking shuttles provided by the resort.  The festival is on flat astroturf and is fully accessible.  

200 ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN

Shop from the works of the best artists & craftsmen from all over the country, including a great selection of artists new to the show!

ENTERTAINMENT

Take a break from shopping and enjoy ongoing entertainment in our outdoor shaded pavilion.

AND MUCH MORE

This family–oriented festival features something for everyone – great shopping, dozens of ‘Artists at Work’, an outdoor food court, a large selection of specialty foods booths, beer and wine, the Kids’ Creation Station and More!

Oct
13
Sat
Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival @ Sandia Resort & Casino
Oct 13 – Oct 15 all-day

Oct 5-7 & Oct 12-14  30th Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 

Now Ranked #10 in the Nation! – Sunshine Artist Magazine, 2018

Every October thousands of shoppers and collectors from all over the world attend the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, which coincides with Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta.  This juried show features the work of 200 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S., offering tourists and residents a unique, world-class art experience.  The people of Albuquerque recognize the show by the landmark ‘Big White Tent’ – which is bigger than a football field!  In addition to a fantastic artist lineup, the festival features great entertainment and music in the outdoor pavilion, a culinary arts tent with samples of New Mexican fare, artist demonstrations, a Kids’ Creation Station, great eats and more!

LOCATION

In the Big White Tent at Sandia Resort & Casino

DATES

October 5-7 & Oct 12-14, 2018

HOURS

Fridays: 9am–5pm

Saturdays: 9am–5pm

Sundays: 9am–5pm

Tickets must be purchased at the door

ONE-DAY PASS $10

Kids under 12 FREE

FESTIVAL PASS $14

(Admission for all 6 days)

GRANDE PASS $23

(Unlimited Admission AND FREE PARKING at our shows at Expo New Mexico.)

PARKING

FREE COVERED PARKING. (Where? Click here.) HANDICAPPED PARKING is adjacent to the tent.  There are also parking shuttles provided by the resort.  The festival is on flat astroturf and is fully accessible.  

200 ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN

Shop from the works of the best artists & craftsmen from all over the country, including a great selection of artists new to the show!

ENTERTAINMENT

Take a break from shopping and enjoy ongoing entertainment in our outdoor shaded pavilion.

AND MUCH MORE

This family–oriented festival features something for everyone – great shopping, dozens of ‘Artists at Work’, an outdoor food court, a large selection of specialty foods booths, beer and wine, the Kids’ Creation Station and More!

Oct
14
Sun
Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival @ Sandia Resort & Casino
Oct 14 – Oct 16 all-day

Oct 5-7 & Oct 12-14  30th Annual Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 

Now Ranked #10 in the Nation! – Sunshine Artist Magazine, 2018

Every October thousands of shoppers and collectors from all over the world attend the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival, which coincides with Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta.  This juried show features the work of 200 fine artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S., offering tourists and residents a unique, world-class art experience.  The people of Albuquerque recognize the show by the landmark ‘Big White Tent’ – which is bigger than a football field!  In addition to a fantastic artist lineup, the festival features great entertainment and music in the outdoor pavilion, a culinary arts tent with samples of New Mexican fare, artist demonstrations, a Kids’ Creation Station, great eats and more!

LOCATION

In the Big White Tent at Sandia Resort & Casino

DATES

October 5-7 & Oct 12-14, 2018

HOURS

Fridays: 9am–5pm

Saturdays: 9am–5pm

Sundays: 9am–5pm

Tickets must be purchased at the door

ONE-DAY PASS $10

Kids under 12 FREE

FESTIVAL PASS $14

(Admission for all 6 days)

GRANDE PASS $23

(Unlimited Admission AND FREE PARKING at our shows at Expo New Mexico.)

PARKING

FREE COVERED PARKING. (Where? Click here.) HANDICAPPED PARKING is adjacent to the tent.  There are also parking shuttles provided by the resort.  The festival is on flat astroturf and is fully accessible.  

200 ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN

Shop from the works of the best artists & craftsmen from all over the country, including a great selection of artists new to the show!

ENTERTAINMENT

Take a break from shopping and enjoy ongoing entertainment in our outdoor shaded pavilion.

AND MUCH MORE

This family–oriented festival features something for everyone – great shopping, dozens of ‘Artists at Work’, an outdoor food court, a large selection of specialty foods booths, beer and wine, the Kids’ Creation Station and More!

Oct
20
Sat
Las Vegas Dia de Los Muertos @ New Mexico Highlands University
Oct 20 all-day

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos)

Dia De Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.

Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.

The Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico can be traced back to a pre-Columbian past. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors had been observed by these civilizations perhaps for as long as 2,500–3,000 years.[3] In the pre-Hispanic era skulls were commonly kept as trophies and displayed during the rituals to symbolize death and rebirth.

The festival that became the modern Day of the Dead fell in the ninth month of the Aztec calendar, about the beginning of August, and was celebrated for an entire month. The festivities were dedicated to the goddess[4] known as the “Lady of the Dead”, corresponding to the modern Catrina.

Dia de Los Muertos

Exhibit of Altars/Ofrendas
Artist’s Reception
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mariachi Youth Bands/Blessings
La Llorona Skit
Food & Refreshments
Burris Hall, NMHU Campus

Continued Dia de Los Muertos Exhibit
October 23, 2015 – November 5, 2015

Burris Hall

Monday – Friday

9:00am – 4:00pm

La Llorona Festival
More Than a Myth… More Than A Legend…
La Llorona is ever vigilant. Perhaps is is her Maternal Instincts, her Love for Mother Earth
Burris Hall Room 129
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sponsored by:
Casa de Cultura
New Mexico Highlands University
NMHU Women’s Center
City of Las Vegas

Oct
27
Sat
Cloudcroft Harvest Fest
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Harvestfest, Saturday, October 27th, 2018

2:00pm:  A spooktacular day of family fun! We have The Great Pumpkin Roll Contests!  Be sure to bring your own pumpkins! There will be a small amount of pumpkins for sale for those who forget.

– 2pm:  The Great Pumpkin roll will have 2 categories:  modified and non-modified. **Please bring your own pumpkins** – Piñata will break after the roll – Costume Contest and parade (Burro Avenue at 3:30pm) -Pet Parade has moved to our Harvestfest on October 28th. Pet Paraders will line up and register with the Kiwanis after the Piñata by the Library.  – Trick or Treats from Merchants (4 to 6pm)

PET COSTUME PARADE

Parade starts after the breaking of the Piñata.  Brought to you by the CLOUDCROFT KIWANIS CLUB, there will be and prizes! Enter your pet or even a mini pet float! Keeping with the Halloween spirit your entry can be funny, cute, sweet, spiritual , happy, or kind. Use your imagination to create something memorable! All pets will receive a toy with a grade prize for best costume Owner/Pet Category.

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREATING

Trick or Treating on Burro Ave. will take place after the costume contest and pet parade.  We will begin in front of the library on Swallow Street.

Sponsoring our Great Pumpkin Race is the Sacramento VFW Post 11999!  They will start off the event at 1:30pm with Calling of the Colors that includes our US and State Flags and a bugle.  The race will start at 2pm with the Amateur Pumpkin Races.  During this time the VFW booth will have Spaghetti Dinner tickets available to sale for $9.00.  This includes drinks, salad and dessert for November 10th at 4:30 pm to 6:30pm in the Cloudcroft Senior Center. Those of you who would like to help support the VFW and all the community service they perform can purchase tickets to this dinner.

Bring your own pumpkin and come participate or watch the Great Pumpkin Race! Amateurs will compete for prizes by rolling pumpkins down a hill. It’s as hilarious as it sounds, and it’s fun to see what kind of wheels the pros put on their pumpkins.

The pumpkins and their owners line up at the top of the hill in front of the library. On the word “go,” the pumpkins are released and allowed to roll downhill with the help of only gravity. The pumpkins bounce and some may curved to the right or the left, while on their journey to the finish line. The categories include amateur, semi-professional or professional.

The first category is non-modified where the young children compete by rolling the pumpkin . Bring your pumpkins to race!   (Ages 4-6, 7-9, and 10) Semi-Pros and Pros (Age 13-Adult) bring modified pumpkins with a base, axle or wheels.

Pro Competitors win more than just a Trophy, they are crowned as the official KING or QUEEN of the Great Pumpkin Race!  They will be given a winner’s sash, photographed and get to lead the Costume Contest Parade along with other benefits!

PRO RULES

RULE #1 Craft your Pumpkin RaceCar using one REAL pumpkin. Carve or decorate any way you wish! RULE #2 Have fun making your RaceCar! Pick a theme and be creative. Often, the crowd favorites are the most fun and creative ones. If you can’t win, then lose with style! RULE #3 Insert two independent axels through your pumpkin and attach wheels to the axels. Spice up your racer with style. RULE #4 You may not attach your pumpkin onto a pre-fabricated chassis of any kind (skateboard, stroller, Tonka truck, etc.) A.K.A. The “Anti-Stealth” Rule. RULE #5 NO EXPLOSIVES or PYROTECHNICS. Have fun with it but be safe! RULE #6 No pushing or “helping” your Pumpkin Racer on the starting line. Our Race Officials have seen it all – the last minute shove, the hidden thumb flick, the early release… RULE #7 NO CHEATING. Feel great about being honest and fair. Don’t be tempted to be a Cheater Pumpkin. Use the honor system and obey the spirit of these rules.

Nov
3
Sat
Scandinavian Festival @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL

A Scandinavian Festival will be held at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10am-4pm featuring folk art, food, dance performances (11am & 12:30pm), and a kids’ craft corner.  Admission & parking are free.  505-294-5739. https://www.facebook.com/NMRosemalers/ or https://www.facebook.com/scandiabq/

Nov
4
Sun
South Valley Dia de los Muertos Celebration & Marigold Parade @ Westside Community Center
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

26th Annual Dia De Los Muertos y Marigolds
Parade & Celebration

Sunday 2pm,

November 4, 2018

Westside Community Center

Theme:

“Protect our sacred. 

¡ Lucha Por Lo Que Amas ! “
(Fight for what you love

Westside Community Center
1250 Isleta Boulevard Southwest
Albuquerque, NM 87105

Jan
19
Sat
Albuquerque Comic Con @ Albuquerque Convention Center
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all-day

ALBUQUERQUE Comic Con

JAN 19-21, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM.

If it’s January it’s Albuquerque Comic Con.