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It's State Fair Season!

The New Mexico State Fair is taking place in Albuquerque, New Mexico this September 10th-20th! As always, the NMDA will have a presence at the Fair again this year. The marketing staff is planning special promotions focusing on New Mexico grown and made products! Come by to sample some fantastic specialty foods and shop in the New Mexico- Taste the Tradition® Country Store. We have a wide selection of New Mexico products available for purchase. If you are interested in having your products in the Country Store, please read more here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let us know!

Reds, Whites and Brews Mini Fests: This is a new series of events for us this year! This mini fest has New Mexico-made wines, beers, cheeses and nuts. We’re offering 6 of these events. Stop by the courtyard of the Agriculture Building on September 10-12th and 17-19th. The events run from 5:30-7:30pm.

Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge: The New Mexcio Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge is taking place in the Agriculture Building courtyard on September 14th. The public sampling for the challenge will happen between 2:15-3:15pm. Come by to sample the burgers and cast your vote in the People’s Choice Award. An official panel of judges will be tasting the burgers and announcing their top three winners at 6pm!

The following promotions all take place between 1pm and 3pm in the courtyard of the Agricultural Building on the designated days:

Battle of the Salsas: The 20th Annual Battle of the Salsas will be taking place on Saturday, September 12th. Come by to cast your ballots and vote for the top three best jarred salsas in New Mexico! The winners of the battle receive a buckle in true State Fair style.

New Mexico- Taste the Tradition® 100% New Mexico Tacos: We’re offering 100% New Mexico mini tacos on Sunday, September 13th. Stop by to try a taco made with beef, lettuce, cheese and salsa all grown or made in New Mexico.

Dairy Day: On Friday, September 18th, we will be having our Dairy Day promotion. Come by and sample grilled cheese sandwiches made with New Mexico products! From basic grilled cheese to some with a more gourmet flair, you’re bound to find something to please your palate.

New Mexico Sweet Onions: Our New Mexico Sweet Onion promotion will be happening Saturday, September 19th. You can sample dipping sauces available in the New Mexico Taste the Tradition® Country Store along with your fresh, hot onion ring!

We hope to see you at the Fair!

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