The temperatures have finally started to drop in Rio Rancho, which means that fall is right around the corner. From harvest festivals to pumpkin patches, Rio Rancho is a town that celebrates fall like no other. Check back periodically for new events taking place in our community.

Galloping Grace Youth Ranch 2017 Pumpkin Patch

October 1-30
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Daily
9 a.m. – noon on Halloween
Santa Ana Star Center
3001 Civic Center Circle NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Come out to the Galloping Grace Youth Ranch Pumpkin Patch at Santa Ana Star Center. Each day will be packed full of family fun activities such as the corn pit, harvest maze, duck races and of course PUMPKINS! Come on the weekends for pig races, the petting zoo and paintball. Pricing and more information can be found here.


Haunted Family Campout

October 7 @ 4 p.m. – October 8 @ 10 a.m.
A Park Above

Join us at A Park Above for the 1st annual Halloween campout for families. It’s a great way to enjoy the fun of camping close to home and in a safe monitored environment. Our staff will provide spooky games/activities including best haunted tent and paper ghost. Enjoy jokes and songs by the campfire. Bring your tent and sleeping bags. We will supply the dinner, snacks, and breakfast cooked camp style with a spooky theme. Program recommended for families with children between the ages of 4 and 11. To register for this event please visit: or call (505) 891-5015.


Mayor's Gala 2017 "007 Bond Theme"2017 Mayor’s Gala, Hosted by Mayor Gregg Hull & 1st Lady Carrie Hull

Friday, October 20, 2017
6 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa
1300 Tuyuna Trail
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004

Join the Mayor of Rio Rancho, Gregg Hull, for a night of fun, dancing and fundraising. This year’s gala theme is based on the 007, James Bond franchise. Come dressed as your favorite Bond character. The Mayor’s Gala raises funds for area non-profits. To learn more about the Gala or get tickets, click here.

13th Fiesta of Cultures

Saturday October 21
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.Coronado Historic Site
485 Kuaua Road

The Friends of Coronado Historic Site present our annual Fiesta of Cultures celebrating local pueblo, Hispanic, and Anglo artistic & cultural traditions.  Come enjoy the blending of cultures with entertainments, demonstrations and fine arts and crafts.

Great Goblin Get Together

Great Goblin Get Together

Saturday, October 21, 2017
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Star Heights Recreation Center
800 Polaris Blvd. SE

Little goblins and ghouls are welcome! This carnival will include a variety of games, a cupcake walk, costume contest, a piñata bust, and much more. This is a fun and safe alternative to trick-or-treating. Parents bring your little one(s) for a great goblin night! For more information click here.

The following are the costume contest times:

• 5:30 PM 0 – 2 years
• 6:00 PM 3 – 5 years
• 6:30 PM 6 – 8 years
• 7:00 PM 9 – 12 years

• $5 – ages 1 to 12 (1 and under are free)
• Parents entry is free.