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

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


July 4, 2018  4TH OF JULY

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

September 8, 2018
38th Pie Festival
Pie Town, New Mexico
Pie Town is a small historic town balanced on the Continental Divide in southwest New Mexico, USA. Its unique name hints to its humble beginnings back in the days of the old-west as a pie-serving rest stop for cowboys, later to become a destination for dust bowl refugees, then booming yet again as a prosperous agricultural center.  The Pie Festival began as a way of getting together to can the summer fruits–and eat pie. It is now a festival of fun with pie baking contests, pie eating contests, games, live music, pies for sale, Horny Toad races and much more, including the crowing of our Pie Queen and King.

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

November 22, 2018 - THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today, they are to numerous to list

December 10, 2018 - Terra Madre Day - Worldwide
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


July 1-3, 2017
14th 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 15,000 in attendance last year, it has become one of the largest events in New Mexico.  Attendance: 15,000.

August 17-20, 2017  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

September 2-3, 2017  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.

September 2-4, 2017  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 2-4, 2017 - 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 7-17, 2017  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 9, 2017  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 27-Oct 1, 2017  27th 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.

September 30-October 1, 2017  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 5-8, 2017  Sierra County Fair
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Arts, crafts, livestock, food vendors, community groups, and fun!

October 6-8, 2017 - 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 13-15, 2017  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.

December 1-2, 2017  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 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
Lots of great music, arts and crafts, and those summer foods we all love make a perfect backdrop for wine, wine, wine!

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
The Taste of Santa Fe returns in July 2010 with a new local food twist and bigger-than-ever community celebration. It will be held at the History Museum and will have a celebrity chef in attendance.




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