CALENDAR

Feb
24
Sat
Winter Wool Festival @ ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Winter Wool Festival

Join us at the Heritage Farm to celebrate the connections between plants, animals and people!

When

Feb 24, 2018
10:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Where

ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
2601 Central Ave. NW
AlbuquerqueNM 87104

Description

Celebrate the connection between people, plants and animals! Visit demonstrators as they spin, hook and weave. Discover how artisans turn fleece into thread and thread into colorful tapestries, rugs and clothes.

Learn all about fiber animals and plants that are iconic to the Southwest, as well as those that come from all over the world. Tutorials scheduled throughout the day!

Price

Included with admission.
Mar
2
Fri
National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show @ Sandia Resort and Casino
Mar 2 – Mar 4 all-day


29TH ANNUAL NATIONAL FIERY FOODS & BARBECUE SHOW

The National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show celebrates it’s 29th this year. It is the largest and most visited show about spicy foods and barbecue in the world. Over 200 booths filled with more than 1,000 products related to chili peppers. Enjoy samples of spicy foods, plus find great books, clothing and decorator items.

Mar
17
Sat
Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest @ Expo New Mexico
Mar 17 – Mar 18 all-day

One stop shopping for some of the nation’s finest chocolates, coffees, cheeses, baked goods, candies, dips, sauces, wines, and beer.

Founded in 2009, the Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest brings together 120 purveyors of incredible chocolates, coffees, candies, teas, gourmet foods, and wine and beer.  While not sampling and shopping from these unique businesses, attendees enjoy live music, cooking demonstrations, coffee seminars, baking contests, and a Kids Zone with free activities and live cow milking demonstrations.

By creating an affordable and accessible environment, the event now attracts over 18,000 chocoholics and coffee aficionados, making it the largest chocolate & coffee consumer festival in the country.

The event has grown to include purveyors of all types of gourmet foods and proudly presents craft cheeses, artisan breads and baked goods, and unique sauces and dips.

The mission of the festival is twofold: 1) support the development and prosperity of small culinary businesses and 2) educate consumers of the farm-to-festival lifeline of both chocolate and coffee and the value of supporting local, culinary businesses.

Experience the Southwest’s most delicious festival! From coffee roasters and tea houses to cakes and donuts, you’ll find something for everyone. Enjoy kid-friendly activities, live music, contests and, best of all, sample premium chocolate, coffee and gourmet food.

The Southwest’s largest gathering of chocolatiers, coffee roasters, tea houses, cake, donut and candy makers, wineries & more. There will be cooking demos, baking contests, chocolate eating contests and a barista latte art contest as well as live music. For kids there will be free games, bounce houses and face painting!

 

EVENT DATES & TIMES

Saturday, March 17, 2018: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018: 10am – 6pm

*Alcohol sales start 10am on Saturday, 11am on Sunday and end at 6pm each day.

 

STANDARD TICKET PRICING

– Adults:  $10. Weekend Pass: $15
– Seniors (60+) and Students: $8. (Available at the door only. ID Required.)
– Members of the Military and First Responders, and their families: $8. (Available at the door only. ID Required.)
– Ages 4-12: $3. Weekend Pass: $5
– Ages 3 & under: Free

PREMIUM TICKET OPTIONS (limited availability)
All include admission to the festival and special perks.

– Latte Art Throwdown Ticket. $20. Details to be Announced
– Chocolate Dessert Challenge Ticket. $25. Click for Details

PARKING
– Parking is $5 per vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles)
– Bikes are free. We do not provide bike valet service.
– Free handicapped parking available.
– We will not have wheelchairs to rent

DAY-OF TICKETS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE
BOX OFFICE SALES CASH ONLY.

 *A note on SAMPLES:

Yes, vendors provide complimentary samples of their amazing culinary creations from chocolates to coffees to candies to tea and more. If you enjoy a sample, show some love and support these hard-working, local businesses. Your community depends on it. Thank You.

 

LOCATION

EXPO New Mexico State Fairgrounds
Manual Lujan Buildings A, B, C
300 San Pedro Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Enter at San Pedro & Copper
CLICK HERE FOR A MAP 

Apr
7
Sat
Fiestas de Albuquerque @ Historic Old Town Gazebo
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fiestas de Albuquerque 2018

Saturday, April 7, 2018 in Historic Old Town from noon to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Albuquerque’s birthday and enjoy the history and traditions of our city with live entertainment, free children’s activities, live artist demonstrations, local food, shopping, and fun for the whole family.

Don’t miss the Founders’ ceremony & procession at 3 p.m. with descendants from Albuquerque’s founding families

Gazebo Entertainment

Be taken back through Albuquerque’s history with music and dance.

12 – 12:15 p.m. – New Mexico Gunfighters
12:20 – 12:40 p.m. – Sun and Fire – Traditional Dance from Jemez Pueblo
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. – Baila! Baila! – Ballet Folkorico Dance Group
1:20 – 2:05 p.m. – Mariachi Nuevo Sonido – Mariachi
2:10 – 2:30 p.m. – Sun and Fire – Traditional Dance from Jemez Pueblo
2:35 – 2:50 p.m. – New Mexico Gunfighters
3 – 5 p.m. – Ivon UIibarri & Café Mocha
3 p.m. – Founders’ ceremony at Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdés statue, followed by the Founders’ Day procession to the Plaza. *Statue located at the intersection of Mountain Rd. & Rio Grande Blvd.*


Ivon Ulibarri & Café MochaIvon Ulibarri & Cafe Mocha - Fiestas de Albuquerque 2018

Ivon Ulibarri is a pioneer of salsa music in New Mexico. An award-winning vocalist and songwriter, Ivon has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years. Ivon’s band, Café Mocha is one of Albuquerque’s hottest bands, brewing up an exciting blend of son, cha-cha, merengue, cumbia and other Latin styles. Ivon Ulibarri & Café Mocha are a spicy mix of Latin musical influences that span the globe from New Mexico to the Caribbean and points between. Their sizzling music uplifts the dancers, enchants the listener and captivates the spirit.


Activities

Take part in a variety of activities throughout Historic Old Town. Free children’s activities include face painting and braving the 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.

Watch as demonstrators show how to make traditional art in the Plaza.

Shop local and support all establishments throughout Old Town, in and around the event. There is plenty to choose from such as handmade soaps, jewelry, art, housewares and so much more.

History

Every April since 1988, Founder’s Day has celebrated the city of Albuquerque by reflecting the historic eras: Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Territorial and Statehood. The celebration commemorates a unique and historic event: the birth of our city. Founder’s Day honors Governor Cuervo y Valdés for his vision, and honors the first community. It also pays tribute to every generation that has contributed to the growth and prosperity of this enchanted city that was named the Villa de Alburquerque in 1706. The founding of Albuquerque is a success story worth celebrating.

Volunteers 
Interested in holding a family flag through the Founders’ Day procession? Please call 505.768.3556 for more information.


Fiestas de Albuquerque is a rain or shine event. Well behaved pets on a leash are welcome.

Street parking is available in the surrounding area, please obey all regular parking laws.

May
5
Sat
Tucumcari Rawhide Days
May 5 – May 6 all-day

Practice your steely gaze and dust off those cowboy boots in celebration of the Old West at Tucumcari’s Rawhide Days. Named for the popular TV Western Rawhide, which ran from 1959–1965 and starred (the very) young Clint Eastwood and Tucumcari’s own Paul Brinegar, the event celebrates the city’s contributions to the small screen (several ranches north of the city briefly served as filming locations for the show in 1959).

Take a selfie with a longhorn, enjoy music from the Next Generation Band, or compete for the title of Ms. Tucumcari Rawhide.

Sep
8
Sat
Pie Town Pie Festival @ Pie Town, New Mexico
Sep 8 all-day

Pie Festival 2017 – September 9

Pie Festival 2017

Pie Festival 2017 is Saturday, September 9!

The 2017 Pie Baking Contest Rules are LIVE–head to the Pie Baking Contest Rules page for the rules and a printable PDF Entry Form!

Information on the Pi-K run is now available–check the menu to the left of the screen, or visit the Run for Pie site at http://jimejoalbin.wixsite.com/runforpie

 

We’re busy planning another great Pie Festival, with live music, games, fun and pie!