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Southwestern Events for Foodies

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Planning a trip to the Southwest USA?

You won’t want to miss the fun and flavorful festivals that showcase the region’s fascinating culture and diverse – and delicious – cuisine.

Devour Culinary Classic

Phoenix, Arizona

During the Devour Culinary Classic in Phoenix, Arizona, every March, more than 100 local culinary stars compete in a week of cooking and bartending contests, while local purveyors offer samples.

Inspired plating in Phoenix for the Devour Culinary Classic

Inspired plating in Phoenix for the Devour Culinary Classic
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Culinaria Festival

San Antonio, Texas

Every May, seminars, tastings, food trucks, dream-team chef dinners and more await at this five-day showcase of chefs and restaurants from throughout San Antonio, Texas.

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Rush Springs Watermelon Festival

Rush Springs, Oklahoma

Held every August since 1948 to honor the local crop, this free event brings 20,000 people and 50,000 pounds of watermelon together in Rush Springs, Oklahoma, for sweet snacking, plus amusement rides and a classic car show.

Tons of watermelon for snacking at the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival

Tons of watermelon for snacking at the Rush Springs Watermelon Festival
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Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Over five days every September, Santa Fe, New Mexico, celebrates its culinary scene with cooking demonstrations, guest chef luncheons, wine dinners and a cycling tour between gourmet food stations during the Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta.

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