Events in El Paso just in time for spooky season

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The Beth El Bible Church Pumpkin Patch is one of many Fall/Halloween activities in the city and is located on 6440 Montana Ave. and open 9am-8pm.

Elisha Nunez, Contributor

As Halloween nears, events and festivities are making a comeback in the borderland, and the rest of the country. Last year’s Halloween was cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic; preventing any large gatherings or activities. 

However, this year, events in El Paso are returning to deliver plenty of fun and frights for the Halloween season.  The events for this month vary from markets to tours of a cemetery, with admissions varying as well. As Oct. 31 nears, here are the attractions that are coming soon or already here. 

One of the major events for the season is the Halloween Market at the Upper Valley Artist & Farmer’s Market on Oct. 31. This event hosts vendors selling goodies, along with other items available for purchase and trick-or-treating. Along with this event, the city is also home to the Halloween Town Art Show & Market, located at 9530 Viscount Blvd., Saturday, Oct. 23. Like the other Halloween market, this one will also introduce vendors with artisan goods, it will also provide local art, a costume contest, and live music with local performers.  

Straying away from markets and public venues comes Boo at the Zoo, located at the El Paso Zoo, Oct. 23. This  event will celebrate the El Paso Zoo animals accordingly with a Halloween theme. Another event for the season is The Ridge El Paso Trunk or Treat on  Oct. 24. This organized event will be hosted by The Ridge El Paso and located in the parking lot in front of the building. Like a trick-or-treat event, this Halloween appearance is more child-oriented and will feature plenty of sweets for families who attend.  

In opposition to the more family-oriented events, The 4th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl is one event for older UTEP students. This event will be at the RockStar Burger Bar, located at 217 N. Stanton St. This bar crawl will feature a $1,000 grand prize costume contest, two free drinks or shots, exclusive drink specials, amazing local food, waived cover at all venues, and a professional photographer. Other crawl locations include: B-17 Bombers Oyster Pub, Chiquita’s Bar, Dillinger’s Bar, El Paso Brewing CO., Epic Bar and Grill, Ocho y Medio Bar, Sun City Distillery, and The Tool Box Bar.  

Some events manifest the feeling of Halloween, one of them being the Concordia Cemetery Zombie Walk. This local event hosts guests dressed up as zombies in the famous Concordia Cemetery, Friday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.. Admission for this haunting attraction costs $10 per person, since it’s a fundraiser for the Concordia Cemetery. The Paso Del Norte Paranormal Society and KISS FM are inviting people to dress up as their  best, most undead zombie. There will also be a best dressed undead competition s including: 

 

Best female zombie 

Best male zombie 

Best zombie couple 

Most unique zombie 

 

If you’re interested in any of these attractions, make sure to contact the parties responsible for organizing the events. 

Elisha Nunez may be reached at [email protected]