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The Fall Festival is scheduled to take place this week at Main, Montoya and Westside campuses, said Libby Fatta, event coordinator.
The Montoya Campus festival is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in the courtyard area outside of the cafeteria, Fatta said.
Live music is set to take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from a local CNM band called Team ITS, Fatta said.
A free hotdog social is also scheduled to take place during the Montoya Campus festival, she said.
The Westside Campus festival is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the front entrance round-about area, Fatta said.
Team ITS is also scheduled to perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westside Campus festival.
The Main Campus festival is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the SRC lawn area, Fatta said.
In conjunction with the Main Campus festival, the Executive Council of Students will present a free family movie night, she said.
Hocus Pocus is scheduled to play following Casper and Friends, which is scheduled to start between 6 and 6:15 p.m., Fatta said.
There will also be a haunted maze in the SRC lawn area presented by the student council and the Veteran’s Resource Center, said Albert Montoya III, student council vice president and haunted maze volunteer.
The maze is kid friendly, however, there will be some scares, Montoya said.
The theme of the maze has not been released.
“I want it to be a surprise,” Montoya said, “Definitely come check it out, it’s going to be fun and worth it.”
All three festivals will include vendors from local companies, different CNM departments and clubs and organizations, Fatta said.
All events are free but Montoya suggests bringing money for the food vendors that are scheduled to participate at the event.
This will be the second annual fall festival and Fatta hopes to continue to build upon it making it an annual event, she said.
“We want to provide some entertainment and some relaxation for students as well as an opportunity to learn about local resources,” she said.
“Bring your family and friends,” Fatta said, “it’s going to be a lot of fun.”