Local Food Festival and Field Day: October 13
The Local Food Festival and Field Day at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House is a celebration of Albuquerque history, culture and farming. It’s true to its name, with family fun including free food tastings from Albuquerque chefs, gardening and food preservation workshops, kids activities, tours, live music, and even a homemade pie contest!
The 2013 Local Food Festival and Field Day is held this Sunday October 13 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House and Demonstration Farm. In previous years, the organizer told me around 3,000 people went, so it should be lively down on the farm!
Admission is free to all, and celebrations at the sixth annual Local Food Festival and Field Day include:
- Free food tastings and Albuquerque chef demonstrations
- Free tours of the historic Historic Hubbell House and farm, and walk the nature trail.
- Free homesteading workshops and talks on food preservation, gardening and urban farming, and beekeeping, plus a seed giveaway.
- Kids’ activities include a climbing wall, face painting, petting zoo, story time, kids’ sack races, and seed spitting contests.
- Workshops for kids include leather crafting!
- A Youth Showcase Parade.
- Free film screenings.
- A South Valley cycling tour
- Live music including Mala Mana and Cactus Tractor.
If you want to enter the home cook pie contest sponsored by Edible magazine, sign up fast! Admission is free and there are prizes to be won. The emphasis is on local pies featuring at least one ingredient grown or produced in New Mexico, such as fruit, pecans, or pumpkin. There are categories for adult cooks and for kids too. You have to register online for the Edible Pie Contest by 5 pm on October 10, then take your pie to the Local Food Festival on Sunday.
The Local Food Festival and Field Day is held at Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, 3 miles south of Rio Bravo.