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Published: 10/21/2009
Michael Henningsen Media & Communications Director EXPO New Mexico P.O. Box 8546 Albuquerque, NM 87198 o. 505-222-9704 c. 505-803-6355

Wicked Watercolors, Fangtastic Felines, IGRA Rodeo and Everything You Need to Improve Your Home and Your Life This Weekend at EXPO

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – As cool fall weather sets in, the events at EXPO New Mexico just keep getting hotter and hotter. In addition to the weekly Flea Market, EXPO will host four unique and diverse family events this weekend in the heart of Albuquerque.

“Once again this weekend, there are more diverse, family friendly events happening on the State Fairgrounds than at any other single location in New Mexico,” said EXPO General Manager Craig Swagerty. “A lot of people still think we’re just about the State Fair but there are literally hundreds of other events taking place on the grounds throughout the year.”

The New Mexico Watercolor Society Fall Exhibit is open every Thursday through Sunday through October 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibition is free to the public. For more information, please visit

The Enchanted Cat Club’s Howl-O-Ween Cat Show will take place Friday from 3 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children. Visit for more information

The Albuquerque Home & Lifestyle Show takes place in the Manuel Lujan Complex on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 adults, $7 seniors and children age 8 and up. Now in its 17th year, Home & Lifestyle Expo is the largest, most exciting and comprehensive event of its kind in New Mexico, attracting qualified attendees (15,000-20,000) who are interested in and are well-positioned to improve their overall lifestyles. The show offers a unique opportunity for face-to-face, personal interaction between quality exhibitors and targeted attendees. Attendees and exhibitors alike have come to appreciate the value of nationally and internationally recognized celebrity speakers to enhance the overall experience. After having standing room only for the February 2009 Show, Joey Green, “America's Mad Scientist of Home Improvement” will be back for the fall expo. The guru of weird uses for brand-name products, Green will once again fill the whole room with laughter as he shows unusual yet practical ways to save money. It’s true Las Vegas style comedy and showmanship.

Among a host of other things, you’ll discover how to, fix a broken dishwasher with KOOL-AID®; clean driveway oil spills with Coca-Cola®; remove wallpaper with HEINZ® white vinegar; fertilize plants with Maxwell House® coffee; lubricate windows and drawers with Ivory® soap; fix water rings on furniture with Miracle Whip®; clean paint brushes with Downy®; and unclog a drain with JELL-O®. For more information and to purchase tickets at a discount, visit

The International Gay Rodeo Association’s World Gay Rodeo Finals takes place Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Dairy Barn. Tickets are $15, kids under 12 are admitted free. Events include on-foot calf roping, steer riding, break-away riding, team roping, bronc riding, barrel and flag racing, bull riding and more. Visit for more information.

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