The air has turned crisp in the evenings and mornings, fall flowers are vibrant and the skies are filling with hot air balloons.
We love fall at the Mauger, and Albuquerque has much to entertain, from the State Fair to the Duke City Marathon, there is something for everyone.
We begin the season with the New Mexico State Fair, September 8th – 18th, 2016. With a great entertainment line up, rodeo, carnival, local food and much more, the State Fair is on the “do not miss” list. http://www.exponm.com/default.aspx
Following the State Fair is New Mexico’s 12th Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture, called Globalquerque! September 23rd – 24th, 2016 http://globalquerque.org/schedule.html This event offers FREE day programming on Saturday for families and adults, including workshops on music and folklore, crafts, and live performances.
The next fun fall event is the spectacular Balloon Fiesta. This event fills the skies with hot air balloons from around the world and marvels everyone, from babies to seniors, this event is a favorite for thousands. Over 600 hot air balloons launch in the mornings and glow in the evenings, with great food, activities, entertainment and fireworks, this event should be on your bucket list! http://www.balloonfiesta.com/
Concurrently with the Balloon Fiesta is the top ranked Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival. September 30th – October 2nd, and October 7th – 9th http://www.riograndefestivals.com/festivals/balloon-fiesta-show/
This is a shoppers’ and collectors’ paradise. The juried art show features 200 artists from all over the nation. The event offers entertainment, music and a culinary arts tent.
Soon after the wonderful Balloon Fiesta is the Duke City Marathon (and ½ Marathon). This race is ranked as one of the top 25 races in the world and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. There is an event for everyone on October 16, 2016! Bring the family to the 5K Walk, 10K Walk, 5K Run, 10K Run, ½ Marathon or the all-time challenge of the full Marathon or Marathon Relay. The events benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of New Mexico. http://www.dukecitymarathon.com/marathon.html
The Mauger Estate B&B offers a scrumptious festival for your palate, such as our sweet potato biscuits, pumpkin apple scones, and Mediterranean frittata, and pumpkin chocolate chip bread to name a few. Come see why sleep is delicious at the Mauger!