Hundreds of people from across the Albuquerque metro area enjoyed the autumn atmosphere and various activities during the Rio Rancho Festival Saturday at City Center.

The festival included live music, a pumpkin carving contest, carnival games, a cake walk and a “trunk of treat” event.

Descriptions for each photo are listed below, starting with the first one on the screen:
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Photos 1-2: People gather at City Center for the Rio Rancho Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.

Nancy Haubrich, keyboardist of the Albuquerque band Alchemie, performs live during the Rio Rancho Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at City Center.

Photos 4-6: Patrons take part in the pumpkin carving contest during the Rio Rancho Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at City Center.

Bob Ossenbeck of Albuquerque showcases his jack-o’-lantern during the Rio Rancho Fall Festival’s pumpkin carving contest on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at City Center.

Irene Ossenbeck of Albuquerque showcases her jack-o’-lantern during the Rio Rancho Fall Festival’s pumpkin carving contest on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at City Center.

These spooky jack-o’-lanterns are displayed during the Rio Rancho Fall Festival’s pumpkin carving contest on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at City Center.

Elaine Olguin of Santa Fe showcases her jack-o’-lantern during the Rio Rancho Fall Festival’s pumpkin carving contest on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at City Center.

Kids gather for pictures with the mascot of the New Mexico Runners Major Arena Soccer League team during the Rio Rancho Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at City Center.

Photo 12: The Rio Rancho Fall Festival was held on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at City Center.

Photo 13: Patrons walk around City Center for the Rio Rancho Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.
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Photos by Rio Rancho Observer staff writer Matt Hollinshead.

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Matt Hollinshead | Staff writer