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2018 NEW MEXICO: July through December 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also:  2017  -  2014  -  2013  -  2010)


June 29-July 1, 2018
15th Annual Pork & Brew
Rio Rancho, New Mexico


July 4, 2018  4TH OF JULY

There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list

August 16-18, 2018  Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights
Red River, New Mexico
Larry Joe Taylor's "Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights" Music Festival & Cook-off, featuring the "Red River Red" CASI Chili Cook-off, the "New Mexico State Green Chile Championship," and a Lone Star BBQ Society Cook-off

August 18, 2018  Bosque Chile Festival - Albuquerque, New Mexico
A celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande.  Join in the celebration of the chile harvest at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  This event will offer entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, , agricultural workshops, chef demonstrations and more. No pets allowed; service animals only.  For more information email [email protected] or call (505) 468-1418.  This event is presented by Bernalillo County and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

September 1-2, 2018  Hatch Valley Chile Festival - Hatch, New Mexico
The annual festival will include music, a parade, chile eating contests, fine art show, and rope and bullwhip show.  Festival goers can sample famed chile recipes, watch the crowning of the chile festival queen, or toss a horseshoe in celebration of our most famous crop. The event also features chile ristra contests, artisan and food booths, and a carnival.  Attendance: 30,000.

September 1-3, 2018  Harvest Wine Fest - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Balloon Fiesta Park.  Celebrate harvest season with 20 of New Mexico’s top wineries as they uncork over 100 of their finest wines for you to taste and take home.  Meet the wine makers, and enjoy fine food and great live music, in cool shade and comfort.

September 1-3, 2018  Harvest Wine Fest - Las Cruces, New Mexico
Southern New Mexico State Fairground. Join us in celebrating New Mexico's grape harvest with daily grape stompings, free wine tastings, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities, hourly wine seminars and a great relaxed atmosphere!


September 6-16, 2018
New Mexico State Fair
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Highlights of the annual fair will include agricultural exhibits, livestock shows & demonstrations, concerts, competitions, carnival midway, and art.

September 7-8, 2018
Annual Pie Town Pie Festival
Pie Town, New Mexico
The Pie Town Annual Pie Festival includes a pie-baking contest, games and races, music, food, arts and crafts, and pie, pie, pie. Admission is free and parking is easy. The festival is held in Jackson Park each year and is a great opportunity to visit with friends, both old and new.  The Festival is organized and operated by the Pie Town Community Council, and is our main fund-raising event.

September 17-20, 2018  20th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference - Albuquerque, New Mexico
The American Indian Tourism  Conference is designed to share knowledge, experience and best practices from tourism programs around the United States. The conference will feature mobile workshops, exhibits, networking events and informational sessions with national speakers.

September 23-30, 2018  28th Annual Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Featuring master sommeliers and James Beard Award-winning chefs from 100 national wineries and 75 of Santa Fe’s most acclaimed restaurants for five days of guest chef winery luncheons, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, wine dinners, tastings and luncheons.  The fiesta will culminate with the Grand Tasting at the legendary Santa Fe Opera where all participating restaurants and wineries will serve delectable samples underneath the starry New Mexican sky. Now on sale, ticket prices vary by event and start at $75.

October 3-7, 2018  Sierra County Fair
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Arts, crafts, livestock, food vendors, community groups, and fun!

October 5-7, 2018  Annual Oktoberfest- Red River, New Mexico
The annual Oktoberfest at Brandenburg Park includes microbreweries (with voting for the best brews), food and craft vendors, German “OOMPAH” Polka music, activities for kids, a “Pub Crawl” and contests like Miss & Mr. Oktoberfest, stein holding, chicken dance, yodeling, brat eating and the Keg Karry! Admission is FREE and you can buy your commemorative taster mug or stein when you get to the park.

October 6-7, 2018  Harvest Festival - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Celebrate the harvest during this annual festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum dedicated to the heritage and culture of Spanish Colonial New Mexico. Learn to string chile ristras, crush wine grapes by foot and grind sorghum with the help of burros. Arts & crafts, music.

October 12-14, 2018  Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium
Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
Each year at the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium there is ALWAYS stellar entertainment, A Chuckwagon Cook-Off, great family fun, and ALWAYS a great exhibition of western wares with over 100 vendors and their unique products for you to buy. Plus mounted shooting competition and equestrian demonstrations.

October 15-19, 2018 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.


November 4-5, 2018
Meat Matters
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Meat Matters: an in-depth look on how we source, eat, think, and talk about meat. Weekend will include hands-on butchery workshops, field trips and demonstrations as well as a steak flight tasting dinner.

November 22, 2018

There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list

November 30-December 1, 2018
Carlsbad Winter Wine Festival
Carlsbad, New Mexico
A special weekend taking place during the annual Christmas on the Pecos with plenty of holiday arts, crafts, and entertainment.

December 10, 2018
Terra Madre Day
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

2017 NEW MEXICO: July through December 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

December 31, 2017
Las Cruces Chile Drop
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Evening celebration outdoors anticipating the midnight Chile Drop at New Year’s eve. Food trucks, vendors, entertainment … a full on street party!

2014 NEW MEXICO: July through December 2014
Food, Wine, Beer & Agricultural Events

events waiting for new dates

August 16-17, 2014 - Las Cruces Tour de Beer - Las Cruces, New Mexico

August 30-September 1, 2014 - New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo
Bernalillo, New Mexico

September 26-28, 2014 - The 34th Annual Whole Enchilada Fiesta
Las Cruces, New Mexico
The Board of Directors has voted to retire the event.

2013 NEW MEXICO: July through December 2013
Food, Wine, Beer & Agricultural Events

events waiting for new dates

October 13, 2013  Local Food Festival and Field Day - Albuquerque, NM
A celebration of food from the ground up, highlighting local food and agriculture in our region.

2010 NEW MEXICO: July through December 2010
Food, Wine, Beer & Agricultural Events

events waiting for new dates

July 16-17, 2010  Taste of Santa Fe 2010 - Santa Fe, New Mexico



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