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

FRIDAY – SAturday:

Movies in the Canyon - Free movies screened at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre at approximately 7:30 p.m.,weather permitting. Friday, “Zookeeper,” Saturday, “Thor” More Details

‘Shakespeare on the Rocks’ Theater Festival- The annual Shakespeare festival at Chamizal National Memorial Theatre. This weekend's featured performance is “Richard III” More Details


Haunted Mansion of Death in 3D - The annual KLAQ haunted warehouse is now open through Halloween night. 1323 N. Lee Treviño, in the old Lee Treviño Shopping Center. More Details

Southern New Mexico State Fair - The 2012 fair features a midway, auction, food, music, livestock shows and a cowboy rodeo. More Details

Music at the Garden – Keystone Music Fest featuring three days of live bands amongst the botanical surroundings of  Keystone Heritage Park, 4440 Doniphan. 584-0563

Disney on Ice: ‘Dare to Dream’ - Disney’s “Tangled” and “Princess and The Frog” come to life on ice at the El Paso County Coliseum. More Details

Mesilla Valley Maze – The corn maze will be open Saturday through Oct. 28 in Fairacres, N.M., near Las Cruces. More Details


UTEP Football - the UTEP Miners’ host SMU at 6 p.m. at Sun Bowl Stadium. 747-5234 or 544-8444

Brunch and Barks at Ardovino’s - Ardovino’s Desert Crossing in Sunland Park hosts its 3rd annual day for people and their well-behaved pets featuring pet-geared vendors and a pet costume contest. More Details

Mount Cristo Rey: Hike Through Time - A 5-mile hike up Mount Cristo Rey featuring presentations and local history. More Details


New Mexico Pumpkin Festival - 5th annual festival celebrating “America’s favorite gourd.” Activities include the corn maze, pumpkin painting, hayrides to the pumpkin patch and more. More Details

Note: If you know of an event I missed feel free to tell us about it in the “leave a comment” box below