This year’s Halloween and Día de los Muertos festivities are back with a vengeance as fall ushers in a bag full of family-friendly treats.

Here’s a list of fall activities across the borderland. For more, visit our What’s Up calendar of events at




El Paso’s Corn Maze

 “Spirit of the Desert” 10-acre corn maze; kiddie maze, train rides to the pumpkin patch, duck races, pedal cars, slides and double cow trains, face painting and food trucks.

Where: 1100 Nuevo Hueco Tanks

When: 1-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday thru Oct. 31

How much: $8.95-$10.95 plus tax

Info:, El Paso’s Corn Maze on Facebook,

@elpasocornmaze on Instagram


La Union Corn Maze

This year’s theme is “We (heart) healthcare workers.” 12-acre maze, 18-acre pumpkin patch, flower maze, tractor-pulled wagon rides, 5-acre playground and picnic area, farm animal corral, zip line and concessions.

Where: 1101 Hwy. 28, Anthony, N.M.

When: 5-10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-

10 p.m. Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday thru Nov. 7

How much: $10-$13; $5 pony rides. Pumpkins on sale.


La Union Maze on Facebook,

@launionmaze on Instagram


Mesilla Valley Maze

This year’s theme is “From Sea to Shining Sea.” Escape rooms, flower fields, slides, hamster wheels, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, live music, military monument, pedal carts, mystic walk, playground, photo areas, ring games. Concessions, country store items, face painting, gem mining, pumpkins & decor, rope-making and duck races are available for separate costs.

Where: 3855 W. Picacho, Las Cruces

When: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday thru Oct. 31

How much: $12-$15; children under 2 free.

Info: or

@mesillavalleymaze on Facebook and Instagram




Forbidden Acres 

Be ready for Rabid Rabbit and pure evilness to chase you around an outdoor maze.

Where: 13161 Tobacco (far East


When: 8-10:30 p.m. Thursday and Sunday; 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday thru Oct. 31

How much: $20

Info: @forbiddenacres on Facebook,



Murder House

Expect 10,000 square feet of killer klown madness. Food trucks and local vendors outside of the venue.

Where: 301 S. Ochoa

When: 6-10 p.m. Thursday & Sunday;

6 p.m.-midnight Friday & Saturday

thru Oct. 31

How much: $15-$25

Info: @murderhouseat301 on

Facebook, Instagram or call



The Asylum

Serial killers, clowns and the deranged chase you around the asylum and its various rooms. Not recommended for kiddos 13 and under

Where: Outlet Shoppes at El Paso, 7051 S. Desert Blvd., Canutillo

How much: $25-$45

When: Hours/days change; 

Info: 877-992-7483;,

@the_asylum_el_paso on Instagram


The Haunted Houses of Terror

The Fields Have Eyes corn maze

Where: Desert Warriors Paintball, 13900 Montana

The Haunted Theater

Where: Sunland Park Mall, second floor, 750 Sunland Park

When: 7-10 p.m. Thursday & Sunday; 7 p.m.-midnight Friday & Saturday thru Oct. 31.

How much: Eastside $20;

Westside $25

Info: @thehauntedhousesofterror on Facebook, Instagram




Saturday, Oct. 23


Boo at the Zoo

Multiple candy stations, costume contests, Wild Encounters show, pumpkin decorating, zoo attractions.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. (also Sunday, Oct. 24)

Regular zoo admission ($7.50-$12; free for babies 23 months & younger)

Info: @elpasozoo on Facebook & Instagram

Brew ‘n Brew Workshop

Texan Takeout, 8838 Viscount, Ste. K

6-9 p.m.

Create your own Halloween-inspired beer mug or wine glass.

$25/person. Includes a sample of beer or wine, crafting supplies, goodie bag.

Info: Texan Takeout on Facebook, texantakeoutllc on Instagram


Día de los Muertos Celebration

El Paso Downtown Arts District, 1 Arts Festival Plaza

Noon-9 p.m.

Performances, hands-on activities, artist & farmers market, streetcar rides, storytelling, community altar

Info:, El Paso Downtown Arts District on Facebook.


Día de los Muertos Parade

El Paso Downtown Arts District

Route: San Antonio to Santa Fe; right on Missouri; right on N. Oregon to W. Mills; ends at El Paso Museum of Art, 1 Arts Festival Plaza

4 p.m.

Local performers, community floats, larger-than-life mojigangas

Info:, El Paso Downtown Arts District on Facebook


Full Moon Vampire Ball 

RockHouse Bar & Grill, 9828 Montana

7 p.m.-2a.m.

Dancing, live performances, vendors.


Info: RockHouse Dive Bar Kitchen Venue on Facebook


Halloween town art show & market

German Pub, 9530 Viscount 

5-10 p.m.

Costume contest, live music, vendors, trick or treating. All ages, pet friendly. 

Info: Kaleidoscope Art Market on Facebook, kaleidoscope_art_market on Instagram


Night of Spirits: Concordia cemetery tour

3700 Yandell

8-10 p.m. (also on Oct. 30)

Learn more about ghost hunting techniques. Costumes encouraged.


Info: Lost El Paso, Lost El Paso Paranormal on Facebook. Tickets at 

Sunday, Oct. 24


20th Annual Operation Pumpkin

Benefiting Lee Moor’s Children’s Home

Coronado Country Club, 1044 Broadmoor

4:30-7 p.m.

Pumpkin carvings by local doctors and surgeons; silent auction, food and drinks. 21+ event. Auction items and pumpkins available for sale at


Info:, 915-544-8777


Thursday, Oct. 28


The Halloween PlayDate

Union Plaza, 228 S. Durango

Halloween costumes encouraged, toddler event

Info: Union Plaza Loft on Instagram


Friday, Oct. 29


Halloween Ball

The Reagan

313 E. Mills

8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Cholo Goth Night will perform




YMCA Harvest Trunk or Treat

7060 Comington

4-7 p.m.

Info: Armed Services YMCA El Paso on Facebook


Saturday, Oct. 30


El Barrio Sports Club Trunk or Treat

Bowie High School

801 S. San Marcial

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Info: El Barrio Sports Club on Facebook


Halloween Bar Crawl

Rockstar Burger Bar, various bars in Downtown

217 N. Stanton

4 p.m.-midnight

$1,000-prize costume contest, drink specials, after party


Info: Crawl with Us on Facebook


Midnight Mist Band

Four 80’s Bar and Grill

480 Talbot, Ste. A, Canutillo

7-11 p.m.

Celebrate your Halloween weekend with live music, great food, cold drinks.

Info: Midnight Mist Band on Facebook


Sunday, Oct. 31


KLAQ Halloween Parade

Album Park, 3110 Parkwood, 2 p.m.



Nightmare on Main Street

1501 Main, San Elizario, Noon-10 p.m.

Costume contest, Día de los Muertos altar exhibits, trick or treating, scary storytelling



Halloween Market

Upper Valley Artist & Farmers Market

7930 N. Mesa, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Trick or treating, vendors

Info: Upper Valley Artists & Farmers Market on Facebook or Instagram 


Haus of Horrors

Raves Club, 6816 Commerce

6 p.m.-2a.m.

Costume party, three-hour set by Doorly. 18+ event.




Dismember the Alamo

Alamo Drafhouse Cinema Montecillo

250 E. Montecillo

A wild double feature curated by the AGFA team . . . and some very special friends 



Saturday, Nov. 6


Dia de los Muertos Altar Contest

El Paso Funeral Museum

6111 S. Desert, 5-9 p.m.

Storytelling, Young Ghostbusters slime activity, altar contest, vendors, food trucks, guest celebrities. All ages.

Info: El Paso Funeral Museum

on Facebook


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