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September 25 - October 31
Saturdays & Sundays
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2015 New Mexico Pumpkin Festival - Las Cruces - El Paso, TX

New Mexico Pumpkin Festival

Join us for two fun-filled days celebrating the PUMPKIN - America's favorite gourd!

The festival will be hosted by Ed Montana, the voice of the maze, and will feature a wide range of attractions, contests, entertainment, and food.

NM Pumpkin Festival at Mesilla Valley Maze - Las Cruces, NM
All-Day Activities:
  • Coloring contest
  • Goblin Egg Gourd Hunt (kids under 12)
  • Corn maze
  • Face painting
  • Pumpkin painting
  • Giant slides
  • Duck races
  • Hamster wheels
  • Hayrides to pumpkin patch
  • Playground
  • Food for purchase
  • Country store
  • and more!
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Scheduled Activities:
  • Live music
  • Pumpkin pie eating contest
  • Hula hoop contest
  • Stick horse rodeo
  • Goblin egg gourd hunt
  • Great pumpkin drop
  • Contest winner awards
  • and more!
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Event Details

New Mexico Pumpkin Festival - Las Cruces, NM

2019 Festival Dates & Times

October 26th & 27th, 2019
11AM - 7PM Daily

Festival Admission

Adults: $12
Children Under 12yrs: $10
Children Under 2yrs: FREE

New Mexico Pumpkin Festival Contests and Fun

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 26th & Sunday, October 27th

Maze Opens
11AM - 7PM
"Goblin Egg" Gourd Hunt (kids under 12)
Pumpkin Patch/Prizes at Pumpkin Junction
11AM - 7PM
Coloring Contest
Main Stage
The 2 of Us (Live Music)
Main Stage
Balloon Toss
Yellow Tires
The 2 of Us (Live Music)
Main Stage
Hula Hoop Contest
Yellow Tires
Cactus Chords (Live Music)
Main Stage
Great Pumpkin Drop
Main Entrance
Stick Horse Rodeo
(Presented by Centennial High School FFA)

Monument Field
Cactus Chords (Live Music)
Main Stage
Pie Eating Contest
Main Stage
Tanner Huston (Live Music)
Main Stage
Tour de Maze (Adult Trike Races)
Yellow Tires
Blue Gramas (Live Music)
Main Stage
Coloring Contest Awards
Rise to the Riddle Award - Sunday only

Main Stage
Blue Gramas (Live Music)
Main Stage

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Ed Montana

Ed Montana at Mesilla Valley Maze

Ed Montana is the voice of the maze! Ed will be the emcee for the Pumpkin Festival and will also perform on the Main Stage on Sunday. He has performed in a wide range of venues from the polka dance halls of the midwest with his father's band at age 10 to the Alps of Europe singing songs about Texas - and dang near every PRCA Rodeo in between. Ed has Traveled with the original Coors Cowboy Band all over the USA doing what he loves most - playing music.

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Cactus Chords

Cactus Chords at Mesilla Valley Maze

The Cactus Chords, an award-winning barbershop quartet from Las Cruces, has been entertaining audiences in New Mexico and El Paso and has garnered three gold medals, thousands of smiles, and twice as many foots a-tappin'.

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Blue Gramas

Blue Gramas at Mesilla Valley Maze

Blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis) is the state grass of New Mexico. Blue Gramas plays acoustic music to 'lectrify your soul. (They aren't a bunch of blue 'grandmas!')

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Featured Contests & Events

Pie Eating Contest

NM Pumpkin Festival at Mesilla Valley Maze - Las Cruces, NM

Can't get enough pumpkin and can't wait for Thanksgiving? Now's your chance! Get in there and enjoy! No utensils, but you can use your hands. Eat the pie the fastest and you could earn the coveted Fastest Pumpkin Pie Eating in the West prize. Contest is held on Saturday and Sunday.

Tour de Maze Contest

Tour de Maze Contest at Mesilla Valley Maze

Though we all love our grown up toys, sometimes itís fun to be a kid again! Join us for the Tour de Maze. A tricycle race for grown ups! We have over-sized tricycles. All you need is the will to win and great quadriceps! Multiple heats per day.

Stick Horse Rodeo

Stick Horse Rodeo at Mesilla Valley Maze

Giddy up! Back for its third year, the Stick Horse Rodeo is great fun for kids 12 years and under. All of the little 'buck-a-roos' can compete in branding, roping, barrel racing and other ranch rodeo activities. The rodeo is brought to you by Future Farmers of America of Las Cruces' Centennial High School.

Hula Hoop Contest

Hula Hoop Contest at Mesilla Valley Maze

Our amazing Hula Hoopists, compete for the championship. Starting with one hoop and progressing to 3 to determine the winner, have you got the hips to make the winners circle?

Pumpkin Balloon Toss

Pumpkin Balloon Toss at Mesilla Valley Maze

The Pumpkin Balloon Toss really makes a splash! Starting off with a hand-to-hand pass and ending over 50 feet apart. Who gets wet and who stays dry?

Coloring Contest for Kids

NM Pumpkin Festival at Mesilla Valley Maze - Las Cruces, NM

Kids, sharpen your crayons, uncap your markers, or wet your watercolors! Download this year's coloring page, print it out, color it in, and enter it to win! Prizes will be awarded at the festival.

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