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Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, September 27 – September 29. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Whole Enchilada Fiesta – A three-day celebration of southern New Mexico’s traditions, people and food centered around the making of the largest enchilada around. Activities, craft booths, carnival rides, car show, parade, and live entertainment including Bri Bagwell at 7:45 p.m. and Josh Grider at 9:30 p.m. Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 600 E. Hadley in Las Cruces. $5 admission, free for age 12 and younger. More Details

El Paso Comic Con – The 4th annual comic book and sci-fi festival welcomes Michael Rooker, who plays Merle on “The Walking Dead” and DC/Marvel artist Greg Horn as this year’s guests of honor. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the El Paso Coliseum. Admission prices vary. More Details

Noche Mexicana 2013 – The Ballet Folkorico Tonatiuh performs at the annual event. Dances from various regions of Mexico are showcased accompanied by live music. 7 p.m. at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. $10 Admission. 478-0141

La Union Maze – The 13 acre cornfield features a farm animal corral, cow train and other family activities, plus tractor-pulled wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, and “the best maze in the area”. 5 to 10 p.m. at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Admission prices vary, discounts available. More Details

Alfresco! Fridays – The live music outside in the Arts Festival Plaza concludes today with Azucar and Prime. 6 p.m. Free admission. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. More Details

Friday at the Fire – Live music by local bands set against the ambiance of the Freedom Crossing outdoor fireplace. 6- 11 p.m. Free. This week, Mainstreet. DJ Darrin kicks the night off at 6 p.m.

Downtown Ghost Tour – El Paso Ghost Tours will take you inside downtown’s most haunted and historical buildings and conduct full paranormal investigations. Two walking tours, 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Meet at Leo’s Mexican Restaurant, 315 E Mills Ave. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door, discounts available. More Details

Movies in the Canyon – Blockbuster movies shown on an inflatable screen in the picturesque McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Showtime 8:30 p.m. Free admission, concessions available (no food or beverages may be brought in). Tonight’s movie is Stuart Little. More Details

SATURDAY:

Sun City Craft Beer Fest – Dozens of national craft breweries will showcase their brews and hundreds of beers will be available to taste at the inaugural event. Expert demonstrations, live music, food trucks, and the largest beer pong game will also part of the festivities. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cleveland Square Park downtown next to Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe. Tickets are $45, designated driver tickets are $10. 21 and older only event. More Details

Whole Enchilada Fiesta – A three-day celebration of southern New Mexico’s traditions, people and food centered around the making of the largest enchilada around. Activities, craft booths, carnival rides, car show, parade, and live entertainment including Raulito Navaira at 6:30 p.m. Sunny and the Sunliners at 8:15 p.m. and Little Joe y La Familia at 10 p.m. Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 600 E. Hadley in Las Cruces. $5 admission, free for age 12 and younger. More Details

Freedom Crossing Family Play Date – The fun begins at 10 a.m. with a showing of Bee Movie at the Grand Theatre. Tickets are $3.50, all ages, and include a kid’s size popcorn and soda. Beginning at 11:00 a.m. free activities will be available by the Play Area such as bee and bug face painting, photo booth, bee balloon animals and more. More Details

El Paso City Ballet Gala Gala – El Paso City Ballet hosts its annual gala performance at 7:30 p.m. at The Plaza Theatre. This year’s featured pieces are from “Don Quixote,” “Coppelia,” and “Swan Lake.” Tickets, $22-$55. More Details

El Paso Comic Con – The 4th annual comic book and sci-fi festival welcomes Michael Rooker, who plays Merle on “The Walking Dead” and DC/Marvel artist Greg Horn as this year’s guests of honor. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the El Paso Coliseum. Admission prices vary. More Details

Noche Mexicana 2013 – The Ballet Folkorico Tonatiuh performs at the annual event. Dances from various regions of Mexico are showcased accompanied by live music. 7 p.m. at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. $10 Admission. 478-0141

Movies in the Canyon – Blockbuster movies shown on an inflatable screen in the picturesque McKelligon Canyon Amphitheater. Showtime 8:30 p.m. Free admission, concessions available (no food or beverages may be brought in). Tonight’s movie is The Avengers. More Details

La Union Maze – The 13 acre cornfield features a farm animal corral, cow train and other family activities, plus tractor-pulled wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, and “the best maze in the area”. 11 a.m. to  10 p.m. at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Admission prices vary, discounts available. More Details

Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles Family Farms – The 15th annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch including a variety of activities, games (most of them free), food, and a hayride to the pumpkin patch. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Admission is $10.50, $8.50 children under 12. More Details

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market – The market offers the chance to shop for original arts and crafts and regionally grown produce in an outdoor setting while enjoying entertainment featuring local artists, food vendors and free activities for the entire family. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Plaza District (near The Garden Restaurant) along Anthony Street. Free parking. More Details

Farmer’s Market at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing – The annual “producers only” market featuring area farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans selling organic and pesticide-free vegetables, locally-made goat cheeses, natural free range chickens and eggs, native plants for home and yard, fresh-baked breads and salsas. Coffee, house-made pastries and fresh-squeezed juices available; brunch served in the restaurant beginning at 8 a.m. (575) 589-0653, ext. 3

Mayapan Farmer’s Market – The Annual Mayapan Farmers’ Market continues at Cafe Mayapan. Fresh, local produce and menudo will be available. 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Café Mayapan, 2000 Texas Avenue.

SUNDAY:

Whole Enchilada Fiesta – A three-day celebration of southern New Mexico’s traditions, people and food centered around the making of the largest enchilada around. Activities, craft booths, carnival rides, car show, parade, and live entertainment including MC Magic at 2:45 p.m. and the making of the “world’s largest enchilada”. Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 600 E. Hadley in Las Cruces. $5 admission, free for age 12 and younger. More Details

El Paso Comic Con – The 4th annual comic book and sci-fi festival welcomes Michael Rooker, who plays Merle on “The Walking Dead” and DC/Marvel artist Greg Horn as this year’s guests of honor. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the El Paso Coliseum. Admission prices vary. More Details

Noche Mexicana 2013 – The Ballet Folkorico Tonatiuh performs at the annual event. Dances from various regions of Mexico are showcased accompanied by live music. 4 p.m. at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. $10 Admission. 478-0141

Music on the Patio at La Vina Winery – Bring your favorite wine, snack, or a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of free entertainment on the lawn from Live By Request. 12:30pm – 4:30 pm. 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. one mile north of Vinton Road on Highway 28. 575-882-7632

Zin Valle Vineyards Free Music Sundays – Bring your family and friends, pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon at Zin Valle Vineyards. Free wine tasting and music. 12 Noon to 5 p.m.This week, guitarist and singer Dusty Low. More Details

La Union Maze – The 13 acre cornfield features a farm animal corral, cow train and other family activities, plus tractor-pulled wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, and “the best maze in the area”. Noon to 6 p.m. at 1101 Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., next to Zin Valle Winery. Admission prices vary, discounts available. More Details

Mesilla Valley Corn Maze at Lyles Family Farms – The 15th annual Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch including a variety of activities, games (most of them free), food, and a hayride to the pumpkin patch. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces. Admission is $10.50, $8.50 children under 12. More Details

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