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Things To Do in El Paso This Weekend – Spooktacular, KLAQ Haunted House & More

Here’s what’s going on in and around El Paso this weekend, October 18 – October 20. Some events are free, some will cost you a few bucks:

FRIDAY:

KLAQ Haunted House – The longest running Haunted House in El Paso. This year’s theme, The Twisted Circus in 3-D, features a maze of 3-D effects and horrifying props. Doors open 6 p.m. to midnight at 1323 N. Lee Trevino at I-10 West. Tickets: $10, children 10 and younger must be accompanied by parent at all times. 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

Massacre on Marshall Road Haunted House – The haunted house attraction features zombies and other monsters, and is “not recommended for the faint of heart.” 7 p.m. to midnight at The Trading Post, 1717 Marshall Road on Ft. Bliss. Admission is $5. 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 Hobbit. 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. Tonight, ’80s music specialists Prime. DJ Darrin kicks the night off at 6 p.m.

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Night of the Living Dead’ – Zombies invade the stage in the local adaptation of the movie classic. 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

9 to 5: The Musical – UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the musical comedy based on the 1981 movie that starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin about three working women living out their fantasies of getting even with their boss. 7 p.m. in the UTEP Union West Building. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘American Romance’ – The symphony, under the direction of new conductor Bohuslav Rattay, performs with guest violinist Giora Schmidt. 7:30 p.m. in the Plaza Theater. Ticket prices vary. More Details

SATURDAY:

KLAQ Haunted House – The longest running Haunted House in El Paso. This year’s theme, The Twisted Circus in 3-D, features a maze of 3-D effects and horrifying props. Doors open 6 p.m. to midnight at 1323 N. Lee Trevino at I-10 West. Tickets: $10, children 10 and younger must be accompanied by parent at all times. More Details

Spooktacular – The Junior Woman’s Club’s annual all-age, family-oriented fall fiesta featuring hands-on interactive activities, vendors, food, and children’s costume contest. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5, discounts available. More Details

Freedom Crossing Family Play Date – The fun begins at 10 a.m. with a showing of Monsters vs. Aliens 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. Chi-Town BBQ will keep the party going from 2pm – 4pm with an appearance from Sponge Bob and a special kids’ meal offer. More Details

Concordia Cemetery Walk through History – Take a walk through the cemetery and learn all about El Paso’s history. The annual “living” tour consists of re-enactors in period costumes sharing stories of the past, plus gunfight reenactments staged throughout the day. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Concordia Cemetery, 3700 E. Yandell. Admission prices vary. More Details

El Paso Chopin Music Festival – The 2013 fall series of piano concerts continues with a performance by acclaimed pianist Mei-Ting Sun. 7 p.m. at First Christian Church, 901 Arizona. Admission is free; standing room only expected. Early arrival encouraged. More Details

El Paso Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘American Romance’ – The symphony, under the direction of new conductor Bohuslav Rattay, performs with guest violinist Giora Schmidt. 7:30 p.m. in the Plaza Theater. Ticket prices vary. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Night of the Living Dead’ – Zombies invade the stage in the local adaptation of the movie classic. 8 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

9 to 5: The Musical – UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the musical comedy based on the 1981 movie that starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin about three working women living out their fantasies of getting even with their boss. 7 p.m. in the UTEP Union West Building. Ticket prices vary. 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 Hotel Transylvania. 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

La Viña Fall Harvest Festival – The annual fall fest spotlights over 20 wines available for tasting and purchase, and live music from a variety of local acts. 12 noon to 7 p.m. at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. Admission: $20 or $10 for ages 12-20; children under 12 get in free. More Details

Massacre on Marshall Road Haunted House – The haunted house attraction features zombies and other monsters, and is “not recommended for the faint of heart.” 7 p.m. to midnight at The Trading Post, 1717 Marshall Road on Ft. Bliss. Admission is $5. 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:

KLAQ Haunted House – The longest running Haunted House in El Paso. This year’s theme, The Twisted Circus in 3-D, features a maze of 3-D effects and horrifying props. Doors open 6 to 10 p.m. at 1323 N. Lee Trevino at I-10 West. Tickets: $10, children 10 and younger must be accompanied by parent at all times. More Details

Spooktacular – The Junior Woman’s Club’s annual all-age, family-oriented fall fiesta featuring hands-on interactive activities, vendors, food, and children’s costume contest. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $5, discounts available. More Details

El Paso Playhouse Presents ‘Night of the Living Dead’ – Zombies invade the stage in the local adaptation of the movie classic. 2 p.m. at the El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana. Ticket prices vary. More Details

Mission Trails Art Market – The open-air market features arts and crafts, music, and the ‘Billy The Kid Breakout Show’ by The Pistoleros De San Elizario re-enactors at 1p.m and 3 p.m. Market open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial Plaza, 1500 Main in San Elizario. Free admission; pet friendly. More Details

Food for the Soul Festival – The community fundraiser benefits the Mustard Seed Café and highlights local restaurants, musicians, artist, and lots of activities for the kids. 4 to 7 p.m. at the St. Clement’s Soccer Field, 600 Montana. Food by Admission is $2. 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

9 to 5: The Musical – UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the musical comedy based on the 1981 movie that starred Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin about three working women living out their fantasies of getting even with their boss. 7 p.m. in the UTEP Union West Building. Ticket prices vary. More Details

La Viña Fall Harvest Festival – The annual fall fest spotlights over 20 wines available for tasting and purchase, and live music from a variety of local acts. 12 noon to 7 p.m. at La Viña Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M. Admission: $20 or $10 for ages 12-20; children under 12 get in free. More Details

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