2013 NEW MEXICO 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2012 - 2011 - 2010)
January 26, 2013 The Souper Bowl XIX - 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 30-Feb 2, 2013 27th 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 4-5, 2013 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, 2013 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.
February 28-March 3, 2013 International Cake Exploration Societé Midyear Meeting
Albuquerque, New Mexico
International Cake Exploration Societé (ICES), an organization comprised of over 3500 sugar artists, cake decorators and vendors from all over the world.
March 1-3, 2013 25th Annual National Fiery-Foods & Barbecue Show
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Now in its 25th 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 4-8, 2013 National School Breakfast Week 2013 - 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. Each year, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) helps schools to celebrate NSBW with a fun theme – this year it is School Breakfast--Go For The Gold.
March 19, 2013 '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.
March 23-24, 2013 Southwest Chocolate and 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 18, 2013 Celebrity Chef Tour 2013 - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.
April 22, 2013 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.
April 25-May 4, 2013 Albuquerque Beer Week - Albuquerque, New Mexico
This ten-day 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 4, 2013 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!
May 25-27, 2013 Southern New Mexico Wine Festival - Las Cruces, New Mexico
21st 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 & crafts and a wide variety of agricultural products.
May 25-27, 2013 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.
June 7-8, 2013 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 15-16, 2013 10th 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 28-29, 2013 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.
JULY 4, 2013 - There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.
July 5-7, 2013 10th Annual Pork & Brew State BBQ Championship
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Come out and enjoy this terrific family friendly event with live entertainment, arts and crafts, fun jumps, magic show, and of course plenty of award winning BBQ. Pork & Brew is a fully sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Society event and is one of the top 10 events on the Society calendar. With more than 20,000 in attendance last year, it has become one of the largest events in New Mexico.
October 13, 2013 Local Food Festival and Field Day - Albuquerque, New Mexico
A celebration of food from the ground up, highlighting local food and agriculture in our region. The festival is organized by the MRCOG Agriculture Collaborative in partnership with a variety of local groups and organizations. The Food Festival will serve as the launch for Local Food Week, an event sponsored by Edible Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos. This means that the festival will be followed by a week of local food-related activities. - Workshops and lectures about canning and other food preservation techniques, gardening/farming, seed saving, curanderismo (folk healing), New Mexico's farming history and culture, and more! - Music, tastings, readings, and activities for kids
November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving Day - Nationwide
All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list. (4th Thursday in November).