Burning with desire? Want to light your fire? Well…..it’s just around the corner…the National Fiery Food Show 2011 in Albuquerque NM.
I have blogged before about the ambiance, the crowds and the wonderment of the Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show so I am mostly just presenting the facts about what a great opportunity this is to taste and buy new chili and barbecue products.
This show is THE premier event for chiliheads and backyard barbecuers all over America…and beyond. Fans and exhibitors from Germany, Belize, Jamaica, Haiti, and Mexico will all be there because this is the only event of its kind in the world. It is not just about chili and salsas, although they will be there in force, but there will over 200 vendors attending with products like oils, vinegars, jams, candies, chocolates, beverages – you name it! There are books, arts and crafts, decorator items, cooking tools, most with a pepper theme and of course – the obligatory jewelry vendors that you see at many trade shows. What I don’t see at this particular show are vendors pushing plastic crap that no one needs. Bravo for show master Dave, Dewitt – the Pope of Peppers.
It is a three day event with the special times for the food trade people only. Here are the details:
23rd Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show –
March 4-6, 2011
Sandia Resort and Casino, I-25 and Tramway NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
FREE PARKING and a parking lot shuttle!
For Advanced tickets, click here! Adults – Only $10, Children to age 18 - $5. Tickets at the door: Adults – $15 Children to age 18 – $5. Advanced tickets purchased through Ticketmaster will incur a fee that makes them no cheaper, but will get you in the door MUCH quicker, as the lines for tickets are very long. GO EARLY!!!!
Attention Food Trade Attendees! If you are a food service industry show attendee, you can’t get Trade tickets online at Ticket Master – but you can register online here.
2011 Show Hours – Food Trade Times and General Public
Friday, March 4: 9am-4pm, Trade only
4pm-7pm, trade and General Public
Saturday, March 5: 9am-11am, Trade only
11am-7pm, trade and General Public
Sunday, March 6: 9am-11am, Trade only
11am-6pm, trade and General Public
Please don’t bring your kids in a stroller when attending the general public show times. The show is always very crowded. A child in a stroller will make you, the poor child and everyone around you very unhappy. People will trip and fall over it and your child. This isn’t a fun place for kids anyway, so get a babysitter, so you can really enjoy yourself.
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