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    Zombies, margaritas and chili, oh my! Check out these 5 things to do this weekend

    Victoria Pereira

    Among the many things going on this weekend, the Tucson Firefighters Local 479 charter is holding its annual Firefigher Chili Cook-off. Each year, firefighters come from all over Pima County to battle for the best chili and raise money for their Adopt-­A-­Family charity program.

    Zombie Mud Run at Buckelew Farms
    What better way to get in the spirit of Halloween than to run for your life from a pack of hungry zombies?
    For the second year, Buckelew Farms will host a 5K Zombie Mud Run. The race begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday and participants will have to make their ways through the obstacle course without getting their flags taken by the undead. The top survivors will be rewarded with prizes for their valiant efforts.
    Tickets can be purchased online for $40, and cheaper rates are available for groups with 10 or more participants. The ticket price also comes with a coupon for $10 off the admission price of Terror in the Corn, Buckelew Farms’s famous haunted corn maze.

    Haunted Ruins: A Witch’s Quest 
    If you’re looking for something a little less scary but still Halloween-related, take a trip to Valley of the Moon for “Haunted Ruins: A Witch’s Quest.”
    The Valley of the Moon is a magical little place off of Tucson Boulevard, and for the past 40 years, volunteers put together a show every October. This year’s show is about a young witch who must learn the difference between good and evil. Through the walking tour, guests can experience the story and become a part of the performance itself.
    Tours depart every 20 minutes and go from 6-8:20 p.m. on Friday and 5:40-8:20 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

    Tucson Classics Car Show
    While there are lots of Halloween-centered events going on this weekend, there are still some happenings that don’t involve jack-o’-lanterns and ghosts, including the Ninth Annual Tucson Classics Car Show.
    Presented by the Rotary Club of Tucson Foundation, the Classics Car Show will feature over 400 antique cars of all makes and models.
    The show is being held at The Gregory School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and tickets are $5. There will also be a food court, vendors, live music and awards for the best cars in the show.

    Firefighter Chili Cook-off
    The Tucson Firefighters Local 479 charter is holding its annual charity chili cook-off in Reid Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m..
    The proceeds benefit the Tucson Firefighters Adopt-A-Family Program, which helps families in need by providing them with basic necessities during the holiday season.
    There will be 30 decorated booths featuring all different kinds of chili, and awards will be given for the best chili, best-decorated booth and most team spirit.
    The event typically serves over 750 gallons of chili to over 10,000 guests, and with firefighters from all over Pima County competing for bragging rights, you can be assured it’s going to be good.

    World Margarita Championship
    For the 21-and-over crowd, Tucson boasts a long list of bars that serve up even longer lists of drinks, so it only makes sense that Tucson Originals would hold its own World Margarita Championship right here in town.
    Beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa, margaritas from all over will go head-to-head in one of the fruitiest events of October.
    Guests can taste-test all different kinds of drinks and food and will get the chance to vote for their favorite drink for the People’s Choice award.
    Tickets are available online or at the door, although it is recommended that attendees purchase their tickets ahead of time.

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