Spooky season is near and it's not too early to get ready for it, no matter what anyone tells you! First of all, did you know that El Paso has a Funeral Museum? As a spooky loving gal, I feel like I should have known this existed! Located at 6111 S. Desert Boulevard, the Funeral Museum is "inspired by Perches Funeral Homes to enlighten and educate the community on one of man’s oldest cultures and rituals and to celebrate the traditions of the funeral service industry."

While it sounds a bit macabre, it also sounds real intriguing. The museum has the same things as other museums do, exhibits, altars and memorabilia and a gift shop. The museum also hosts many events. This past summer, they reopened with a fun hearse and car show. Before that, when I first found out that there was a funeral museum, they had "history of safety coffins" event which was fascinating!

Now, to prepare for the upcoming Halloween and Day of the Dead season, the El Paso Funeral Museum will be hosting a Dia de los Muertos Altar Contest to be held on Saturday, November 6 (which is just a few days after Dia de los Muertos).

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This event will be free and family friendly, and they are currently in search of vendors for this event. Hosted by Royal Calaveritas, La Calaca Maldonado book reading and story teller along with Kiarita Calaverita will delight with educational reading about Dia de los muertos.The Young Ghostbusters will host a Slime activity and vendors and food Trucks will be present. There will be cash prizes as well as a secret celebrity that will be announced.

If you're interested in this event, or are interested in being a vendor for this, click here for more information. Happy hauntings!