Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Blue River Productions is preparing for the 2012 Southwest Tequila and Taco Fest to be held from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 29 at the Villa Hispana at Expo NM. This is a featured event on the SantaFe.com event calendar.
The festival is the first of its kind with many special events and features including:
- 50 types of tequila (the full list is on TequilaAndTacofest.com)
- Local IQ Herradura Margarita Throwdown – Albuquerque’s top bartenders will compete to make the best margarita in this official U.S. Bartenders’ Guild event. Public judging tickets available for sale.
- Tacos and great food by Albuquerque’s best restaurants and taco makers (full list available at TequilaAndTacoFest.com)
- Best Taco Contest featuring the participating vendors. Public judging tickets available for sale for $25. Judges will taste from 8 to 12 tacos and if of legal drinking age, taste 3 tequila samples if desired.
- Free mechanical bull rides
- Free piñata whacking and prizes for children 12 and under
- Three Sisters (corn, beans and squash) Cooking Demo & Story Time presented by Whole Foods and NMSU ICAN program – cooking demo of calibacitas and stories about the “Three Sisters” in traditional Hispanic and Native American culinary folklore
- Live music by Mariachi Nuevo Sonido and Cuban salsa band En-Joy
- Santa Fe Tequila Company, a Santa Fe, New Mexico based company will be at the event with its flagship product SilverCoin Tequila
Admission is $10 per person, which includes three tequila tastings, and the first 2,000 people will get free mini tacos. People under the age of 21 and designated drivers are $5 and children two and under are free. People can also participate as judges and rate 8-12 tacos or margaritas in the Best Taco Contest and the Best Margarita Contest. Judging tickets are $25. Additional tequila tastes will be available – five for $10 or 12 for $20.
More information and the full schedule of events is available at TequilaAndTacofest.com.
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