Things to do: Porky’s Pumpkin Patch

Porkys Pumpkin Patch

Porkys Pumpkin Patch will be opening to the public on Thursday, October 1st at 12:30pm. This family friendly event will be free to the public and runs until Saturday, October 31st. During the event, patrons will have the opportunity to experience a fall drive through experience before picking out pumpkins at the conclusion of the drive through. Pumpkin prices will vary based on size. Also available on site is Porkys BBQ which will be open daily from 12:30pm until 6:30pm serving up delicious BBQ and other local favorites.

Unfortunately, Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch wasn’t able to open this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Rio Rancho Events Center wanted to have a community event so patrons could purchase and take home pumpkins to celebrate the fall season. Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch plans to fully reopen next fall at their usual location in the Rio Rancho Events Center’s upper parking lot.

Porkys Pumpkin Patch will be open daily from 12:30pm-6:30pm, October 1 – October 31.

The pumpkin patch will be a COVID-19 safe event. We ask that all patrons practice social distancing, wear appropriate PPE, and refrain from touching pumpkins you don’t intend on buying. We also ask that patrons refrain from smoking while at the pumpkin patch. For more information please visit the event page on the Rio Rancho Events Center Facebook page.

Porkys Pumpkin Patch is one of the three events going on weekly during the Rio Rancho Fall Festival. The Event Center is also hosting Dragon’s House of Horror’s “Mile of Terror” and a weekly drive-in movie experience featuring two massive movie screens. For more information on both events we ask you visit our website or the Rio Rancho Events Center Facebook page.


Support the community and promote your business. Sponsoring Porkys Pumpkin Patch provides a tremendous amount of exposure for your business to the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque communities. Sponsorship packages range from Title Sponsor to Banner Sponsor and a lot in between. Each sponsorship is customizable to fit your business and strategies and to maximize exposure to thousands of attendees. For sponsorship information, contact Thomas Rodriguez or 505-891-7338.

Date:     Thursday, October 1, 2020 – Saturday, October 31, 2020

Time:     12:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location:              Rio Rancho Events Center

Things to do: Oktoberfest – 40 days to celebrate local business

Rio Rancho Oktoberfest kicks off Saturday, September 19th and runs through October 31st
Join in on this great event to kick off 40 days of shopping local.
No. this is not a mass gathering. This your chance to show our local businesses some love!
Please make it a point to support your favorite local business. We will have food, drink and merchandise specials all along Southern Blvd.
Check out the awesome Oktoberfest glassware from The Chamber, O’Hares, Turtle Mountain Brewing Co. and Brew Lab 101 and Collect ’em all!

Signage and stickers provided by 

Deluxe Design

Mask giveaways & Live broadcast from 

KDSK 92.9fm – New Mexico’s Oldies
We follow COVID safe practices. Remember! Wear your mask and stay 6′ apart.
Thank you for shopping local!
Thank you to our title sponsor Sparklight!
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Corporate Sponsors

Executive Leadership

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  • lectrosonics
  • hiltoninn
  • centrurybank
  • TLC
  • bohannonhuston
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Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce

4001 Southern Blvd. SE, Ste. B
Rio Rancho, NM 87124-2069
Voice: (505) 892-1533    Fax: (505) 892-6157

Monday-Thursday: 9AM-4PM
Friday: 9AM-3PM