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New Mexico Wine & Beer Festivals

[minti_spacer ]New Mexico is the perfect place to try out local beer and wine along with great regional cuisine. Their dishes offer the best blending of culture and taste. Just imagine pairing your beer or wine with a buffalo burger and a side of tortilla chips, flavorful salsa or delicious grilled vegetables. There are lots to enjoy in New Mexico, and it all begins with local food and beverages. You don’t want to miss these festivities![minti_spacer ][minti_image img="22150"][minti_spacer ][vc_row bg_color="#dd3333" top_padding="25" bottom_padding="25"]

La Vina Spring Wine Festival

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La Vina Spring Wine Festival

What is this?

La Vina Winery is New Mexico’s oldest winery and one of the finest wineries that you will find in New Mexico. La Vina offers visitors their award winning, estate-bottled wines, and a tour of their historic winery. The La Vina Spring Wine Festival is an annual event when the winery opens its doors to the public to offer a sampling of more than 20 wines. The event includes a souvenir glass and choice of 9 tastes or a full glass. The festival includes a full line up of entertainment beginning at noon.

When did it start?

This winery is the oldest in the area as it has been operating since 1977. The La Vina Spring Wine Festival is held on April 27 to 28, 2019 from noon to 7 PM.

Where is it located?

La Vina Winery is located at La Union, New Mexico.

What does it cost?

If you plan on tasting the classic New Mexican wines being offered by La Vina, the entrance fee to this event is $20 for adults. Those who are 11 to 20 years of age are charged $10 at the entrance, while those who are below 11 years old can enter for free. [2]

Dates: April 27 - April 28, 2019.

Time: Noon to 7pm

For more information:

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Blazin’ Brew Fest

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What is this?

The Blazin’ Brew Fest is an annual celebration of local breweries in New Mexico. Here, brewers gather at the Downtown Plaza in Las Cruces to showcase their lagers and ales. It’s not just the local beer that will flow, but the food trucks will be serving up the best of New Mexico’s cuisine with live music and fun and games for the whole family. The event typically begins in the late afternoon and lasts through the evening. [3]

When did it start?

Blazin’ Brewfest began in 2013 with just a single brewing company. But over the years, more and more local breweries cropped up, including microbrews. Their beers are worth sampling if you’re a beer connoisseur (or just wish to enjoy a good pint of intensely flavored brew.) The number of attendees is usually limited so that everyone gets the chance to sample the beers served in this event. Among the local breweries that often participate in this festival are Abbey Brewing Co., Santa Fe Brewing Company, and Taos Mesa Brewing Co.

Where is it located?

The event is held on May 17 from 5pm-9pm at 211 Main Street, Las Cruces, NM   

What does it cost?

Tickets to the Blazin’ Brewfest starts at $20 at the entrance, but you can purchase your tickets online for $15.  For tickets visit : https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/337798

Date: May 17

Time: 5pm - 9pm

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Southern New Mexico Wine Festival (Las Cruces Wine Festival)

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What and When is the Las Cruces, New Mexico Wine & Beer Festival?

The Las Cruces, New Mexico Wine & Beer Festival is the highlight of the Memorial Day Weekend Celebration, taking place between May 25 to 27, 2019. It is held in the fairgrounds of Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Here you’ll experience products from some of the best wineries and breweries in the state. Enjoy talented artisans and performances from award-winning musicians to kick up the festivities. Don’t worry; there will be plenty of food options as dozens of exceptional food trucks will be keeping you full throughout the event.  For those who want to learn more, the University of Wine offers sessions on how to pair food with wine. [4]

The wine festival here at Las Cruces is the perfect time for you to try out their vast selection of white, red, as well as sparkling wines with a taste ranging from soft to sweet, to bold, and dry. This is the perfect place for you to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend by taking the time to taste the local cuisine and flowing beer and wine. [1]  Tickets include a complimentary wine glass and selection from over 100 great wines from close to 20 great wineries. Wines will be available for purchases by the glass, bottle or case.  Come and discover your favorite.

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When did it start?

Southern New Mexico Wine Festival, which is now referred to as Las Cruces Wine Festival, has been around for 25 years.

Where is it located?

This New Mexico Wine & Beer Festival is held at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds during the Memorial Day weekend. You’ll choose from vintage wines offered by over 20 wineries, as well as various food stands, to pair with the flowing wine in this event, as you sip to the great live music.

What does it cost?

A ticket for the Las Cruces Wine Festival is $17 for an adult and $10 for children.

IMPORTANT: Bring your VALID government ID.

If you are bringing children under age 18 you must be their parents or legal guardian.

Dates: May 25 - May 27, 2019

Time: 12PM - 6PM

Location: Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds

See website for other terms: https://holdmyticket.com/event/334612

New Mexico Wine & Beer Festival

Frequently Asked Questions About the Las Cruces Wine & Beer Festival

If you’re interested in sampling great American beer, then head to Las Cruces to participate in one of the many seasonal wine and beer festivals. Here are a few FAQs that are commonly asked about the events in the area:

  • What is there to do in Las Cruces Wine Festival? The Las Cruces wine festival is not limited to just sampling wines because there are so many other nearby tourist attractions to enjoy.

Here are a few to consider:

    • Old Mesilla. A trip to the Old Mesilla while you in Las Cruces is highly recommended as it is home to one of the biggest pecan orchards that you will find in the world.
    • White Sands Missile Range Museum. Don’t forget to visit the White Sands Missile Range Museum. This museum illustrates the history of America’s missile and space activity, including how the atomic age started. You’ll also find displays that include prehistoric cultures and the Old West.
    • Achenbach Canyon Run. New Mexico is the place to visit for runners. Enjoy the meadows and smaller canyons while taking time to check out the wildlife and flora.
    • Spaceport America Tour. If you are fascinated by all things space, you can now catch a tour departing from Visit Las Cruces to the World’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport.

New Mexico has lots to offer in terms of tourist attractions but is also home to award-winning wineries and local brews that have been inspired by local cuisine. Start planning your getaway today. You can buy your tickets online, or be ready to spend an extra dollar or two at the entrance. Remember, some tickets sell out quickly so keep an eye out on when they will be going on sale.

If you want to make your Memorial Day weekend a memorable one, make sure that you book your tickets for Las Cruces Wine Festival. You’ll savor the flavor of some of the best craft beers and wines around.


  1. http://holdmyticket.com/event/334612-las-cruces-wine-festival
  2. http://lavina.wolfep.com/eventsMasonry.html
  3. https://santafebrewing.com/event/blazin-brewfest/?age-verified=d1a59400a8
  4. https://www.newmexico.org/events/food-wine/#southwine
  5. https://www.meetlascruces.com/Las-Cruces-Events-and-Festivals.html
  6. https://newmexiconomad.com/things-to-see-do-in-las-cruces/

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