2014 NEW MEXICO: January through June 2014
Food, Wine, Beer & Agricultural Events
(see also: 2013)
January 29-Feb 1, 2014
28th Annual Taos Winter Wine Festival
Events include Taste of Taos & Reserve Tasting, Grand Tasting, Seminars, Winery Dinners, and Apres Ski Tastings.
February 1, 2014 The Souper Bowl XX - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sample amazing soups prepared by several dozen of Santa Fe's finest chefs, then cast your vote for your favorites. This annual soup competition benefits The Food Depot, Northern New Mexico's food bank.
February 3-4, 2014 Annual New Mexico Chile Conference
Las Cruces, New Mexico
New Mexico State University, Chile Pepper Institute. Practical Solutions for Growers, Processors and Producers. Research Solutions on Disease & Pest Management. Learn the Latest Updates on Best Management Practices and Food Safety. PLUS -Commercial Booths and Current NMSU Research Poster Displays.
February 14, 2014 VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
Feb 28-March 2, 2014 26th Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Now in its 26th year, it’s the largest and most visited show about spicy foods and barbecue in the world. Held each March in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it features 200+ exhibitor booths filled with more than 1,000 different products. The show attracts more than 17,000 trade and general public attendees from all over the world.
March 3-7, 2014 National School Breakfast Week 2014 - Nationwide
National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to all children.
March 8-11, 2014 National Farmers Union Convention - Santa Fe, NM
112th Anniversary National Farmers Union Convention. National Farmers Union has been working since 1902 to protect and enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for family farmers, ranchers and rural communities through advocating grassroots-driven policy positions adopted by its membership.
March 22-23, 2014 4th Annual Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Come taste, try and buy divine creations by the Southwest's finest chocolatiers, candy makers, coffee roasters, cafes, bakers, restaurants and more. Come for the food - Stay for the cooking demos, chocolate eating contests and live entertainment.
March 25, 2014 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless other across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture
April 22, 2014 Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed. Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
May 11, 2014 MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday in May)
May 17-31, 2014 Albuquerque Beer Week - Albuquerque, New Mexico
This series of events brings the community together to celebrate great beers and the wonderful places in which we enjoy them. There is a little something for everyone to get excited about; new and existing beer lovers, foodies, and the unsuspecting general public will all love ABQ Beer Week as it promotes our bars, breweries and restaurants.
May 24-26, 2014 Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
Las Cruces, New Mexico
22nd Annual festival. This oldest of our festival offerings kicks off the summer season. A crowd of over 12,000 makes the event an annual start to summer, tasting wines from around the state and learning, during hourly seminars, about wine and how to pair it with food. Live music, arts and crafts and a wide variety of agricultural products.
May 24-26, 2014 Albuquerque Wine Festival - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Located at the famous Balloon Fiesta grounds, the Albuquerque Wine Festival combines wines from around the state, arts and crafts, food, live music, and educational opportunities.
May 25, 2014 Albuquerque Blues & Brews - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Live Music - Top Blues Bands • Dozens of Regional Craft Breweries • Collectible quality event program featuring bands & breweries • Raffles, Games, Homebrew Demonstrations, Vendor Booths, and more!
June 6-8, 2014 River & Brews Blues Fest - Red River, New Mexico
Enjoy fantastic blues music, tasty BBQ and thirst quenching brews. The gorgeous venue for the event is nestled at the base of the Red River Ski Area.
June 13-15, 2014 11th Annual Fine Art & Wine Festival
Red River, New Mexico
This event features both silent and live auctions, fine art, pottery, photography, wine sampling, a progressive wine dinner, and live music.
June 27-28, 2014 Smokin' on the Pecos - Artesia, New Mexico
New Mexico State BBQ Championship. Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned team competition for the serious competitor, Kids' Q, and Backyard BBQ categories, as well as entertainment, crafts exhibits, Roughstock Challenge mini rodeo for kids, and NM Centennial Shootout cowboy mounted shooting competition.