PERALTA — The Fiesta’s de Peralta y Valencia will once again bring music, food and fun to the first weekend in October.

“We’re just trying to make it lively and enjoyable for the folks. We want people to go up there and stay there, enjoy it,” said Peralta Town Councilor and event organizer Claudio Moya. “It’s just for people to have a good time, all together, the whole town of Peralta.”

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The car show at the annual Fiesta’s de Peralta y Valencia is sure to have a lot of interesting vehicles on display.

The event kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, stretching from the town hall down Molina Road to the fiesta grounds at the intersection of N.M. 47 and Molina Road.

The car show, which will be held in the parking lot of Peralta Elementary School, will then begin at 11 a.m., shortly after the conclusion of the parade.

The Daniel Solis Band will kick off the live entertainment with a 12 p.m. performance, and with Impresión performing at 5 p.m.

According to Moya, several performances will be held between the conclusion of the Daniel Solis Band’s performance at 3 p.m., and beginning of Impresión’s performance, such as the dance group Baila, Baila.

Moya has spearheaded the annual Fiesta’s de Peralta y Valencia for the past few years, reviving the celebration as a nod to the large community gatherings he remembers from the 1950s and 1960s.

“They used to have the fiesta once a year, and that’s when everyone got together and they looked forward to it,” Moya said. “That’s what I was thinking of more, is to get that fiesta going again. Get the whole community together, and the outsiders, you know everybody is welcome. The more the merrier.”

A new feature at this year’s event will be bingo, which people can partake in while they enjoy the music throughout the afternoon.

There will also be a raffle where ticket holders can have a chance to win up to $500.

New to this year’s event will be a cornhole tournament. There will also be activities for the whole family, including a corn crib, jumpers, a lot of food and a variety of vendors.

A fireworks show will conclude the Fiesta’s de Peralta y Valencia with a bang at 9 p.m.

“The whole thing, it’s going to be great,” Moya said. “The people — that’s who we do it for.”

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Makayla Grijalva was born and raised in Las Cruces. She is a 2020 graduate of The University of New Mexico, where she studied multimedia journalism, political science and history. She covers the village of Los Lunas, Los Lunas Schools, SODA and the town of Peralta.