New Mexico Prickly Pear Festival

109 Gold Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

The New Mexico Prickly Pear festival is the first in an annual series that seeks to celebrate everything prickly pear; food, art, music.

We are back! The 3rd annual New Mexico Prickly Pear Festival will be live and in person (with all CDC recommended precautions). We are very excited to safely return to an in person festival this year and are also excited to be expanding our offerings.

The festival will be broken up into 2 days. The first day will be for eaters, cooks, and anyone else will a love and taste for prickly pears. Held at our main festival space in downtown Albuquerque on Gold ave between 2nd and 3rd st and featuring cooking demonstrations by Tina Archuleta, creator of Native and plant based company Itality, chefs Lois Ellen Frank and Walter Whitewater of Red Mesa Cuisine, and chef Marie Yniguez of Bocadillos; prickly pear beverage demo with Michael Sedillo and Joe Romero from Three Sisters Kitchen, a market with vendors selling all kinds of prickly pear products food, bath & body products, art…and more; a recipe competition with home chefs battling it out for best sweet and savory prickly pear recipes; and live music featuring local artists Jordan Wax (of Lone Pinon), Bill Palmer (of Bill Palmers' TV Killers), Future Scars, Prism B!tch, and Lindy Vision.

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