Fall is a busy time in Albuquerque. From hot air balloons and pumpkins to beer and art, there are many festivals to celebrate the season and the unique culture of Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Fall Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

Date: Oct. 6-8, 2023

A flyer for the 2023 Albuquerque Fall Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show

More than 70 dealers will be selling gemstones, minerals, jewelry, beads, fossils and more at the Albuquerque Fall Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show. Entry is free.

Albuquerque Folk Festival

Date: Oct. 6-7, 2023

Logo for the 2023 Albuquerque Folk Festival

With over 100 events, five performance stages, seven workshop venues, vendors and a musical instrument petting zoo, there is fun for the whole family at the Albuquerque Folk Festival.

Grecian Festival

Date: Oct. 6-8, 2023

Dancers perform at the Albuquerque Grecian Festival

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Don’t miss the Grecian Festival for a cultural celebration of the city’s vibrant Greek community, featuring authentic Greek food, dancing, music, gifts and more.

Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

Date: Oct. 6-8, 2023 and Oct. 12-15, 2023

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Explore art from 200 fine artists from across the country at the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival. Enjoy live music and performances as well as local food and drink.

Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival

Date: Oct. 7-8, 2023

Native American artist paints pottery at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Stop by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to participate in the Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival. This art show features all Native American art during Balloon Fiesta. You’ll be able to talk and shop directly from Native artists.

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®

Date: Oct. 7-15, 2023

Balloon Fiesta Fall

Don’t miss the largest hot air balloon festival, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®. More than 600 balloons will lift off and paint the Albuquerque skies a rainbow of color. It’s an event you won’t want to miss.

Harvest Festival

Date: Oct. 7-8, 2023

Harvest Festival ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

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The most fantastic festival to celebrate fall takes place at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden. The Harvest Festival features live music, festival treats, local brews and gorgeous sights.

New Mexico Brew Fest

Date: Oct. 14, 2023

Four people hold up their glasses at New Mexico Brew Fest

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Albuquerque has one of the top beer scenes in the country, and you’ll get to enjoy it at the New Mexico Brew Fest. Sip on your choice of beer while enjoying live music and local food trucks.

Maize Maze Fall Festival

Date: Oct. 21-22, 2023

Flyer for the 2023 Maize Maze Fall Festival

Join the Rio Grande Community Farm to celebrate the harvest at the Maize Maze Fall Festival. Check out hayrides, a pumpkin patch, llamas, local artisans and more.

Fermentation and Fungi Fest

Date: Oct. 22, 2023

Logo for ABQ Fermentation and Fungi Fest 2023

Celebrate all things fermented at the Fermentation and Fungi Fest. Chat with dozens of New Mexico-based food and farmer vendors, participate in workshops on fermentation processes and fungi education and much more.