2012 Southwest Tequila & Taco Fest Saturday, Sept. 29

Tequila and Taco fans in Albuquerque are in for a treat. From 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 the Southwest Tequila and Taco Fest is taking place at Expo New Mexico in the Villa Espana Building. Expo New Mexico’s main entrance is at 300 San Pedro Drive Northeast Albuquerque, NM. This event is featured on the SantaFe.com event calendar.

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Tequila and Taco fans in Albuquerque are in for a treat. From 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 the Southwest Tequila and Taco Fest is taking place at Expo New Mexico in the Villa Espana Building.

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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