Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show 2013

February 21, 2013 by  
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We know how much you love your fiery foods, but don’t be a hot head. Check out the best way to buy your tickets to Albuquerque’s National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show, returning to the Sandia Resort and Casino from March 1 – 3, 2013.

The 25th National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show is produced by Albuquerque’s own chilehead Dave DeWitt, with over 200 exhibitors and plenty of opportunities to sample salsas, savories, and sweets with heat!  Cooking demonstrations this year include guest chef  “Dr. BBQ” Ray Lampe, and cookbook author Jennifer Trainer Thompson is giving two demonstrations on How to Make Hot Sauce at Home. There’s also a tequila demonstration with Jim Garcia of Sadies of New Mexico, the Great Grill-Off contest, and more.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $5 for children aged 6 – 18 if you buy tickets at the door.  Tots aged 5 and under go free. However, you can get a discount ticket at $10 for adults if you purchase tickets in advance.  (Kids’ ticket prices are still $5.) To avoid paying Ticketmaster fees on those advance tickets, hop it along to the Sandia Resort & Casino Ticketmaster booth ahead of the show’s opening date to get the $5 discount with no online fee.

Otherwise, purchasing advance tickets online via Ticketmaster adds a $5.05 fee per adult ticket, so you’re actually paying 5 cents more than on the door, and kids’ admission is $3.75 more expensive than waiting till the day of the show. Plus you’ll pay a fee for ticket delivery, or it’s free for Will Call tickets. If the convenience of buying online in advance works for you, that’s all well and good: order via Ticketmaster here.

Admission for the fiery foods extravaganza is hot-and-heavy-breathing good value, even if you don’t snag the advance discount!

The 2013 Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show general public admission times are:

  • Friday March 1  from 4 to 8 pm
  • Saturday March 2  from 11 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday March 3  from 11 am to 6 pm

It’s free to park at Sandia Resort and Casino, located at 30 Rainbow Road NE, just east of I-25 at the Tramway Exit 234. The resort is huge and kinda hard to miss, but if you’re an Albuquerque visitor, here’s a map to Sandia Resort & Casino.

–Tania


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Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show 2012

February 24, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque’s National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show returns to the Sandia Resort and Casino from March 2 – 4, 2012, with over 200 exhibitors and plenty of opportunities to sample salsas, savories, and sweets with heat!

We know how much you love your fiery foods, but don’t be a hot head, check out the best way to buy your tickets to the big event, produced by Albuquerque’s own chilehead Dave DeWitt.

The 24th National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show tickets cost $15 for adults and $5 for children up to age to 18 if you buy tickets at the door.

Or do you need to buy a ticket at all? Bookworks hosts a book signing with Dave DeWitt on Sunday February 26, 2012, at 3 pm, and if you buy a copy of his new book at that event, you get a free pass for the Fiery Foods Show. The book is Dave DeWitt’s Chile Trivia: Weird, Wacky Factoids for Curious Chileheads by DeWitt and Lois Manno, and although we don’t have info from Bookworks on book pricing, the publisher gives a price of $15.95. So you essentially get the book PLUS show admission for a similar price to one or other on their own.

You can also get a discount ticket at $10 for adults and still $5 for children if you purchase tickets in advance. However, purchasing online in advance via Ticketmaster adds a $3.50 fee per ticket, so you actually only save $1.50 on each adult ticket, and the kids’ admission is $3.50 more expensive than waiting till the day of the show. Plus you’ll pay a fee for ticket delivery, or it’s free for Will Call tickets. If the convenience of buying online in advance works for you, that’s all well and good.

But the ***magic*** solution to get the the best of both worlds? The event publicist confirms that you can also trundle along to the Sandia Resort & Casino Ticketmaster booth ahead of the show to buy discount advance tickets with no online fee.

Update: Advance ticket purchase means *before* Friday March 2 (opening date) according to the comment from Eric below. Thanks Eric!

Admission for the fiery foods extravaganza is hot-and-heavy-breathing good value, even if you don’t snag the advance discount!

General public admission times for the 2012 Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show are:

  • Friday March 2  from 4 to 8 pm
  • Saturday March 3  from 11 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday March 4  from 11 am to 6 pm

It’s free to park at Sandia Resort and Casino, located at 30 Rainbow Road NE, just east of I-25 at the Tramway Exit 234. The resort is huge and kinda hard to miss, but if you’re an Albuquerque visitor, here’s a map to Sandia Resort & Casino.

–Tania

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Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show 2011

February 18, 2011 by  
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The Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show returns to the Sandia Resort and Casino Events Center from March 4 – 6, 2011, with over 200 exhibitors and plenty of opportunities to sample salsas, savories, and sweets with heat!

We know how much you love your fiery foods, but don’t be a hot head, check out the best way to buy your tickets to the big event, produced by Albuquerque’s own chilehead Dave DeWitt.

The 23rd Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show tickets cost:

  • $15 for adults and $5 for children up to age to 18 if you wait to buy tickets at the door.
  • $10 for adults and still $5 for children if you purchase tickets in advance.

That makes it sounds like the advance purchase is the better deal, but as purchasing online in advance via Ticketmaster adds a $3.25 “convenience charge” per ticket, you actually only save $1.75 on each adult ticket, and the kids’ admission is $3.25 more expensive than waiting till the day of the show. Plus you’ll pay a fee for ticket delivery which varies according to the method you choose, starting at $2.50. If the convenience of buying online in advance works for you, that’s all well and good.

But the ***magic*** solution to get the best of both worlds? The event publicist tells us you can also trundle along to the Sandia Resort & Casino Ticketmaster booth ahead of the show to buy advance tickets with no online fee.

Sounds like a no-brainer to me, or just wait and buy your tickets on the door on the day. Admission for the fiery foods extravaganza is hot-and-heavy-breathing good value, even if you don’t snag the advance discount!

General public admission times for the 2011 Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show are:

  • Friday March 4  from 4 to 7 pm
  • Saturday March 5  from 11 am to 7 pm
  • Sunday March 6  from 11 am to 6 pm

It’s free to park at Sandia Resort and Casino, located at 30 Rainbow Road NE, just east of I-25 at the Tramway Exit 234. The resort is huge and kinda hard to miss, but if you’re an Albuquerque visitor, here’s a map to Sandia Resort & Casino.

–Tania

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Friday Food Freebies & Deals for 2/26/2010

February 26, 2010 by  
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This week’s roundup include 50% off a Buca di Beppo entree, Domino’s $5.99 pizzas, 10% off Asian Noodle Bar, Artichoke Cafe discounts, $5 off Fiery Foods & BBQ Show, and kids eat free…  

  • 50% off a Buca di Beppo pasta or entree when you buy a regular price pasta or entree, using the 50% off coupon. Valid till March 8, 2010.
  • Get two medium pizzas with two toppings for $5.99 each with Domino’s Pizza online offer. Minimum purchase two pizzas, for delivery or carryout.
  • Save $5 when you buy tickets in advance for the National Fiery Foods & BBQ Show (Sandia Resort and Casino) on March 5-7, 2010. Advance adult admission through Ticketmaster is $10. On the door it’ll be $15. (Under 18s are $5, whenever you buy tickets.) 
  • Have lunch or dinner at Artichoke Café and get 10% off your next meal. Present the receipt from your previous visit. Valid through March 21, 2010 (excluding the week of March 7-13). Don’t forget the Artichoke Café ongoing ‘support the arts’ deal of 15% off your meal when you bring your ticket stub from any arts venue – theater, concert or cinema.
  • 10% off your meal at Asian Noodle Bar (318 Central Ave) with this 10% off coupon (via Click a Coupon). Not valid on beer, wine or sake.
  • Daily food and drink specials are priced $3 to $6 at P.F. Chang’s Happy Hour from 3 pm to 6 pm.
  • At the weekend, kids eat free from the children’s menu at Kelly’s Brew Pub
  • Kids under 10 eat free enchiladas, rice and beans at Ruben’s Grill with this coupon (via Click a Coupon) every Saturday with the purchase of an adult entree, when dining in. Located at Candelaria and Eubank.

Not all locations may be participating in all offers. Call ahead if you want to be sure!

–Tania

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FREE TICKETS TO THE FIERY FOODS & BBQ SHOW

February 16, 2009 by  
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Red Chiles by jcwadeaz; Creative Commons license

You know how much you love yer fiery foods. You know how much you want to go to the annual expo. But you also know what a cheapskate you are.

Well, here’s how you can get a FREE ticket to the big event.

Dave DeWitt, the “Pope of Peppers” and producer of the expo with more Scoville units than any other in the world, has invited his Twitter friends — and ABQ on the Cheap readers — to a Tweetup. He’ll be giving away free tickets to the Fiery Foods & BBQ Show at the event. Added bonus: he’ll be signing copies of his book, Cuisines of the Southwest. See below to RSVP for this event!

If you can’t make the Tweetup with Dave, you can still save $5 on admission by purchasing tickets in advance.

The Fiery Foods & BBQ Show runs February 27 – March 1 at Sandia Resort and Casino.

WHAT: Free ticket to the Fiery Foods & BBQ Show
WHERE: Tweetup with Dave DeWitt at El Pinto Restaurant, 10500 4th St NW
WHEN: Saturday, February 21, 11:30am
PRICE: Pay for your own lunch, but tickets to the Fiery Foods expo are FREE
RSVP: chile@fiery-foods.com

–Elizabeth Hanes (@ABQCheap)

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