Mark your calendar, the dates have been set for the 2023 Apple Festival up the road from El Paso.

Those looking to celebrate the crunchy and tasty fruit can do so this fall at Nichols Ranch and Orchards near Alamogordo.

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The 2023 Apple Festival -- set for Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1 -- offers you and the kids the opportunity to breathe in the fresh mountain air, enjoy the mountain views that the Sacramento Mountains offer, and pick your own raw apples.

And because the Apple Festival is all about the crispy round fruit, you'll also find apple pies, apple butter, apple turnovers, caramel apples, and apple cider for eating and drinking.

The 2023 celebration of this year’s harvest will include live music daily, over 25 snack and food vendors, and over 35 arts and crafts vendors from Texas and New Mexico, as well as local breweries. The Runyan Ranches Petting Zoo will be among the kid-friendly activities.

Save the Dates: 2023 Apple Festival

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Nichols Ranch and Orchards Facebook

• Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Sunday, October 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets will be $10 for anyone over 13 years of age (12 and under get in free). The Apple Festival is a day trip away from El Paso at Nichols Ranch and Orchards 7 miles East of La Luz, NM, about 20 minutes from Alamogordo.

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