Pumpkin-Palooza

UPDATES ON THE EVENT:
Due to police activity and road closures, access to the farm via Montano Road is mostly restricted.

HOWEVER, you can access Montano from Guadulupe Trail, just west of 12th Street on Griegos Rd NW.

You have to pass through a church parking lot, then turn left onto Montano. It is a little unusual, but it is working for the time being.

Stay tuned for updates about possibly extending today’s festivities through to tomorrow. Thank you.

 

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Saturday, October 26th: Noon-5

This year’s Maze festivities include a host of pumpkin-themed activities and contests, from pie eating and pumpkin painting to obstacle courses and cook-offs! We’ll have pumpkins for sale throughout the day, as well as live music from The Saltine Ramblers & Chuck Hawley, delicious food from Soo Bak and Desire & Consequence, sugar skulls and other Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) activities brought to you by The National Hispanic Cultural Center, live plein air painting and more! Our event finale features a traditional costume contest as well as a canine costume category. Check back frequently for program updates, and keep an eye on our ever-growing prize pool!

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Festival Schedule

Noon-3:00 - Pumpkin Painting ($2 to participate with purchase of a pumpkin!)
Open to teams and individuals, come paint your finest design and compete for great prizes. Winners will be chosen by the audience and announced at 4:30. Participants need not be present to win.

 

2:00-3:00 - Pumpkin Dessert Recipe Contest ($5 entry fee)
Register online by October 23. Judged by local chefs, the winning recipes will be published in the Albuquerque Journal and served on the menu at Savoy Bar & Grill. Winning chefs receive a food lover’s prize package!

 

Noon-4:30 - Pie Eating Contest ($5 entry fee; $3 for kids 12 and under)
How fast can you devour your pie? The fastest eater of a single pie wins (smaller portions for kids 12 and under)! Winner announced at 4:30. 

 

1:00-4:30 – Pumpkin Olympics ($2 entry fee)
A fun and ridiculous pumpkin-themed obstacle course for all ages! Winning participants receive prizes from the pool listed below; separate category for kids 12 and under.

 

4:00-4:30 – Costume Contest (with Canine Category)
It’s almost Halloween, and rather than try to scare YOU in the Maze, we want you to scare US (or amuse us). Our contest this year is themeless, so feel free to get creative!

 

4:30 – Event Finale and Prize Giveaway

 

* Prize Pool *

(Check back often to see our ever-growing prize pool!)

*$50 Vinaigrette Bistro gift card *$25 Grove Cafe gift card * $25 Bike Coop gift card *$50 La Montanita Co-op gift card * Play package valued at $135 from Hinkle Family Fun Center * Play package from Red Light Green Light * Bowling games at Leisure Bowl * South Valley Soaps package * $25 Satellite Coffee gift card * One pound of coffee from R.B. Winning * $25 Annapurna’s gift card * Starbucks gift bags * Locally made arts and crafts *