Local Guide

The National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show 2019

Do you like spicy foods? Do you like your foods so hot, you’re sweating for days? The National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show is here to showcase some of the tastiest, hottest foods you’ll find in New Mexico.

The show started off in the fall of 1988, with 47 exhibitors and attendance of only about 500 people. However, the show was such a success and the people loved it.
Now, the show is held every year at the Sandia Resort and Casino, where attendance is about 20,000 over the three days, with people lining up at the door before the show even begins! About 200 exhibitors bring their best products, and about a third always sell out of all the products they bring to the show.

It’s a great show for lovers of all things spicy, and our Living Local Guide, Sara Rose, went out there to see if she could find the hottest food there.

How much do you know about the heat? Take our Hot & Spicy Quiz!