Fall is right around the corner, it begins September 22nd- FYI. Of course, fall in the Borderland is a bit different from elsewhere. As a lifelong El Pasoan, I always hoped for the changing of the color of the leaves, the chilly and crisp air when you get up and for all those things you seen in movies.

Well, it takes awhile to get there, but, El Paso eventually gets their own version of fall. However, if you want the fall activities to start immediately then just a short drive, one hour and 45 minutes away to be exact, lies a family owned farm. Located in the Sacramento Mountains outside of La Luz, NM, where they grow cherries, apples, apricots and other various fruit. Their cherry picking events are such a success and now that apple picking season is here, there's no way you're going to want to miss out on it!

The Nichols Ranch and Orchards will be hosting their 2021 Apple festival for apple-picking, apple pie, apple cider, and much more on the weekend of October 2nd through the 3rd!

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The Apple Festival celebrates more than 100-years of apple growing in the Sacramento Mountains. This will be their first annual apple festival and will have:
-Apple orchard open for picking fresh, delicious apples
-Over 20 food and drink vendors
-Over 85 arts and crafts vendors
-Beer and wine from local breweries and wineries
-Live music from five different bands
-Barn dance featuring the Justin Kemp Band from 4 to 7pm on Saturday, October 2nd
-Petting zoo from Runyan Ranches

For more info on that event you can click here.

Then, on October 23 and 24th, and on October 30th and October 31st, Nichols Ranch will be hosting a pumpkin patch where there will also be food trucks, a petting zoo and more apples! You can find more info on that one here.

Let the fall festivities commence!

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