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2011 Fiery Foods and BBQ Show, Albuquerque

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.

We still have rooms available at our Albuquerque Bed and Breakfast, so book now before it’s too late. We are chilihead friendly!

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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12 Responses to “2011 Fiery Foods and BBQ Show, Albuquerque”

  1. Greg says:

    Love this time of the year. I have been attending this show for the last 5 yrs. hot chile and beer can’t beat it.

  2. Rhonda says:

    How can I become a judge!!!!! I love hot and spicey! This will be my second time attending and I would love it to be as a judge!

    • adobenido says:

      I’m not sure Rhonda – try contacting the Fiery Foods and BBQ Show. I can’t ever do it because it happens during our busiest week of the year, Balloon Fiesta in October.

  3. Clay Barnhill says:

    The entire Sandia Casino facility is rank with cigarette smoke. I’ll spend my time and dollars elsewhere this year. Please consider another, family friendly venue for next year.

    • adobenido says:

      Really Clay? I am a non-smoker and I have never noticed that. I know they have a enclosed separate area in the casino for smoking. Are you sure you aren’t thinking of the Isleta (Hard Rock) or some other ABQ Casino? By the way – you may suggest the move to the show producers, as I am just a blogger and have no affiliation with the Fiery Food and Barbecue show.

  4. Rick says:

    Meet me at the Fiery Foods Show in Albuquerque and I’ll give you 1/3 kilo of a white powdery substance imported from Central America. It’s the good stuff – guaranteed to please. Check us out at http://www.mayanaturalseasalt.com or twitter http://www.twitter.com/mayaseasalt

  5. Rob says:

    Good call, no strollers. I will spill beer on yer offspring.

  6. regina Zavier "SpiritWare" says:

    Am trying to reach someone about entering show as last-minute wait list as art vendor. We make wood and stone hand inlaid jewelry boxes.
    Located in Albuq, our trailer is always packed and ready with merchandise and display.
    thanks, regina

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