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Things To Do This Weekend In El Paso – Chalk the Block, Home Show + More

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Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, October 11 – October 13. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

Chalk the Block – The outdoor art festival held throughout Downtown El Paso includes local and visiting artists working on temporary chalk murals on sidewalks, art vendors, live music, performance art, a kid’s zone, food trucks, and temporary pop-up galleries in vacant Downtown storefronts. 6 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. More Details

El Paso Home and Garden Fall Show – Find the latest in products and services from builders, contractors, and vendors for your home and yard. Special appearance by “DIY Yard Crasher” host Ahmed Hassan, who will discuss his experiences and expertise and answer questions. 2 to 7 p.m. at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center. Admission: $7, $5 seniors 65 and older and retired military, free for ages 16 and younger and active duty military with ID. More Details

Bliss, Brews and Que – The second annual Kansas City Barbeque Society Professional competition at Fort Bliss celebrating blues music, beer, and delicious barbeque. Performers include former El Paso band Dirty River Boys, Austin Jimmy Murphy, Mainstreet, Sorry About Your Sister, and more. 5 to 11 p.m. at Freedom Crossing, 1611 Haan, on Fort Bliss. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. 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”. 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

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 Babe: Pig in the City. More Details

SATURDAY:

UTEP Football – The Miners host Tulsa. 6:00 p.m. at Sun Bowl Stadium. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Chalk the Block – The outdoor art festival held throughout Downtown El Paso includes local and visiting artists working on temporary chalk murals on sidewalks, art vendors, live music, performance art, a kid’s zone, food trucks, and temporary pop-up galleries in vacant Downtown storefronts. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free. More Details

Red & Green Chile War Festival – Indulge in your love of Chile pepper heat at the annual Mission Valley Red and Green Chile War Festival. The event features spicy local fare, arts and crafts, Chile eating contest, Salsa dancing contest, plus live music, mariachis, and ballet folklorico dancers. Noon to 10 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 1500 San Elizario Rd. in San Elizario. Admission is free. More Details

Vince Neil Concert – Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil performs at the Socorro Entertainment Center, 11200 Santos Sanchez off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375. Admission is free. More Details

El Paso Home and Garden Fall Show – Find the latest in products and services from builders, contractors, and vendors for your home and yard. Special appearance by “DIY Yard Crasher” host Ahmed Hassan, who will discuss his experiences and expertise and answer questions. 10 a.m.to 7 p.m. at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center. Admission: $7, $5 seniors 65 and older and retired military, free for ages 16 and younger and active duty military with ID. More Details

Bliss, Brews and Que – The second annual Kansas City Barbeque Society Professional competition at Fort Bliss celebrating blues music, beer, and delicious barbeque. Performers include former El Paso band Dirty River Boys, Austin Jimmy Murphy, Mainstreet, Sorry About Your Sister, and more. Noon to 9 p.m. at Freedom Crossing, 1611 Haan, on Fort Bliss. Admission is free, and the public is welcome. More Details

Licon Dairy Fall Festival – Carnival rides, games, live music, plus beer and food vendors. Noon to midnight at the Licon Dairy, 1951 Glorietta Road in San Elizario. Admission and parking are free. More Details

Border Legends Concert – The 5th annual benefit concert, dance, and dinner features 8 El Paso area favorites, including PT & the Cruisers, Rod Crosby & the Intruders, and Jim Ward and Sleepercar. 3 p.m – 11 p.m. at the El Maida Shrine Auditorium, 6331 Alabama Street. $15, or $25 with barbecue plate. More Details

Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society Downtown Ghost Tour – Walk the streets of haunted downtown El Paso, and go inside the remains of The Palace Saloon “where spirits touch back!” Meet between History Museum and Main Library by 8:30 p.m. $10. More Details

Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour – Become the Ghost Hunter as you learn about the history, mystery, and lore of this historic landmark. Meet at the Yandell gate entrance by 8:30 p.m. $10. 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 The Green Hornet. 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:

El Paso Home and Garden Fall Show – Find the latest in products and services from builders, contractors, and vendors for your home and yard. Special appearance by “DIY Yard Crasher” host Ahmed Hassan, who will discuss his experiences and expertise and answer questions. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center. Admission: $7, $5 seniors 65 and older and retired military, free for ages 16 and younger and active duty military with ID. More Details

Red & Green Chile War Festival – Indulge in your love of Chile pepper heat at the annual Mission Valley Red and Green Chile War Festival. The event features spicy local fare, arts and crafts, Chile eating contest, Salsa dancing contest, plus live music, mariachis, and ballet folklorico dancers. Noon to 8 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 1500 San Elizario Rd. in San Elizario. Admission is free. More Details

Zin Valle Vineyards Free Music Sunday – 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 Dan Lambert and the Double Drum Trio. More Details

Chalk the Block – The outdoor art festival held throughout Downtown El Paso includes local and visiting artists working on temporary chalk murals on sidewalks, art vendors, live music, performance art, a kid’s zone, food trucks, and temporary pop-up galleries in vacant Downtown storefronts. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. More Details

Licon Dairy Fall Festival – Carnival rides, games, live music, plus beer and food vendors. Noon to 10 p.m. at the Licon Dairy, 1951 Glorietta Road in San Elizario. Admission and parking are free. 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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