Where do all the Chiliheads go in March? To Albuquerque, New Mexico for the National Fiery Foods and Barbeque Show, of course! I don’t think they should be called Chiliheads any more, though. I think just plain Hot Heads is appropriate because chili isn’t the only hot food, and this show presents evidence to support this statement, for sure.
If you like warmth on your palate and have never experienced the Fiery Foods Show you should put it on your short list of places to go and thing to do. Even after my 10+ years of experience at this show and other hot venues across the land I always walk away from this show with some must have new product that I can’t live without. Not all the products are food. Great books, clothing, decorator items – ANYTHING related to chili peppers – food smoking and bbq items can all be found at this hot annual show.
If you are in the food and hospitality industry I cannot stress enough the need for you to obtain a vendor pass and go on the Trade Day before the show opens to the general public. If you can’t do that and will be attending with the general public, go early! The show is very popular and it really gets crowded. The exhibitor space has sold out for this 2010 show.
DO NOT bring your kids in a stroller. It will make you, the poor child and everyone around you very unhappy when people trip and fall over it and your child. This isn’t really any fun for kids anyway, so get a babysitter, come on out and really enjoy yourself.
DO look for the Pope of Peppers at the show. Dave Dewitt, the show founder, is one of the most knowledgeble people in the world on the subject of chili peppers.
DO get your tickets online. General public admission $10 in advance through Ticketmaster, $15 at the door; children to age 18, $5.
DO watch this NewMexicast video about the 21st Annual Fiery Food and BBQ Show.
We still have Adobe Nido’s Family Suite available during this event. Stay at our Albuquerque Bed and Breakfast. You can book it here. If you go to the show, come back here and post a comment about it.
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