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New Mexico Food Festivals & Shows

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2015 NEW MEXICO: January through June 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2016 - 2013)

January 17, 2015  The Food Depot's 21st Annual Souper Bowl
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.

January 28-Feb 1, 2015  28th Annual Taos Winter Wine Festival
Taos, New Mexico
Events include Taste of Taos & Reserve Tasting, Grand Tasting, Seminars, Winery Dinners, and Apres Ski Tastings.


February 2-3, 2015  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, 2015  VALENTINE'S DAY 2015
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.

February 28, 2015  Just Desserts Eat & Ski 2015 - Red River, New Mexico
Picture this: You’re cross country skiing or snowshoeing through a snowy forest when suddenly you come upon a group of people with chocolate on their faces licking their fingers and eating from a table laden with delectable goodies.  This is no fantasy, it’s “Just Desserts” Eat & Ski Enchanted Forest Cross Country Ski Area’s most popular event. The theme is simple: Enchanted Forest puts homemade desserts out on a five kilometer course and skiers ski out to the different sites and indulge in delicious concoctions like the popular 18-Layer Chocolate Cinnamon Torte, Fudge, Wild Blueberry Pie, Triple Chocolate Kahlua Espresso Cake, gluten-free delights, and much more!

March 2-6, 2015  National School Breakfast Week 2015 - Nationwide,
School Nutrition Association.  'Make the Grade with School Breakfast.'  It highlights how eating a nutritious breakfast helps students achieve success in the classroom and beyond.

March 6-8, 2015  27th Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Now in its 27th 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 20,000 trade and general public attendees from all over the world.

March 18, 2015  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 21-22, 2015  5th 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.

April 22, 2015  Earth Day 2015 - Worldwide, New Mexico
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 10, 2015  MOTHER'S DAY 2015 - Nationwide, New Mexico
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 21-31, 2015  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 23-25, 2015  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 23-25, 2015  Southern New Mexico Wine Festival
Las Cruces, New Mexico
23rd 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.  Attendance: 12,000.

May 24, 2015  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 13, 2015  Elephant Butte Chili Challenge Cookoff 2015
Elephant Butte Lake State Park, New Mexico
Red or Green? That’s the question of the day at the Elephant Butte Chili Challenge Cook Off, a charity event. Pay park entrance fees at the gate, then $2 per chili sample. People’s choice decides the winner. Also on hand – burgers, ice cream, and entertainment.

June 13, 2015  River & Brews Blues Festival - 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 19-21, 2015  12th 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 24-27, 2015  Vintage Albuquerque - Albuquerque, New Mexico
More than 30 wineries pour over 100 wines with local restaurants cooking up perfect compliments for your culinary pleasure, truly a mouthwatering culinary extravaganza!   A silent auction featuring wine, art, jewelry and other goodies provided perfect shopping opportunities for those who want to take home a piece (or pieces) of the action.

June 26-27, 2015  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.


2016 NEW MEXICO: January through June 2016
Food, Wine, Beer & Agricultural Events



2013 NEW MEXICO: January through June 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events waiting for new dates

April 18, 2013  Celebrity Chef Tour 2013 - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.



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