Fall has arrived, and you know what that means: time to start your Christmas shopping. Ha! Kidding. Kind of.

Now that sunny and mild days are upon us, it's hard not to get a little giddy over hoodie and shorts weather and its related outdoor activities. Corn mazes, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and ghost walks is what the fall spooky season is all about, and you can do all of them this weekend

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Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches

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La Union Maze: Two mazes; the regular corn maze and a flower maze. Other attractions and activities include tractor-pulled wagon rides to the Pumpkin Patch, a Cow Train, a farm animal corral, zip line, and picnic tables and concessions [More Info]

Mesilla Valley Maze: A giant corn maze and a mini maze for the little ones. Other things to do include a hay ride to Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Junction, gem mining, duck racing, face painting, pedal cars, slides, and a country store with food and gift items. Food, snacks, and drinks also available [More Info]

Apple Picking

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Nichols Ranch and Orchards: The family-run farm located in La Luz, New Mexico (about 20 minutes from Alamogordo) is holding an Apple Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The celebration of a bountiful apple season will feature all things apple, all kinds of eats, and kid-friendly activities all weekend long [More Info]

Haunted House Attractions

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Haunted Houses of Terror: Twice the terror, double the screams. The Haunted House of Terror will have you running for the exit doors on both ends of town this year. "The Fields Have Eyes" haunted attraction at Desert Warriors Paintball will take care of the scares on the east side while the equally terrifying Haunted Theater inside Sunland Park Mall will handle the horror on the west side [More Info]

The Asylum: “Serial killers, clowns, the deranged and the undead lurk around every corner” of The Asylum and its rooms. Located at the Outlet Shoppes at El Paso [More Info]

Forbidden Acres Haunted Outdoor Trail: Rabid Rabbit is coming for you. Can you find your way through the outdoor maze where evil waits around every turn? [More Info]

The Massacre Haunted House: Formally the Massacre on Marshall Road, “the fright of your life” has a new name and a new location [More Info]

Murder House: "Killer Klown Edition" with "over 10,000 square feet of terror." [More Info]

Ghost Walks

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Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society (Ghosts 915): Friday Oct. 1, explore the historic and haunted Casa Ronquillo, and investigate the old San Eli cemetery on the San Elizario Ghosts of the Camino Real Spirit Walk. Saturday,Oct. 2,  walk among the 60,000 grave sites in El Paso's City of the Dead during the Concordia Cemetery Ghost Tour [More Info]

Lost El Paso Paranormal: Sunset Heights Ghost Walk. Explore the historic gem of a neighborhood Saturday night while learning about "it's restless spirits and timeless history," including the secrets of the infamous Turtle House [More Info]

El Paso Ghost Tours: Ghost hunt the notoriously haunted De Soto Hotel basement Friday [More Info]

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