FOOD AND WINE FESTIVALS

Vendemia/Grape Harvest Festival – Baja

Vineyards in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo

From the Latin word for wine, Vinum, and Demere meaning ‘to take’ or ‘take away’, the Vendimia is an event that takes place in all wine producing regions from Baja California usually between July and October. During this time of harvest  the grapes are picked from the vines and the process to turn them into wine begins. It’s a time for celebration and… wine tasting!

For over two weeks every August wine aficionados will have the opportunity to attend wine tastings, savor gourmet meals, attend workshops and concerts.

Winery in Tijuana, Baja California © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo

Chile en Nogada Festival - Puebla

Chiles in Nogada © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo

Every Sunday in August, in the traditional neighborhoods of various parts of the city, and throughout the state, the festival is held, showing the richness and exquisite gastronomy of Puebla, accompanied by exhibitions, Art and much more.

Santiago de Anaya Gastronomic Festival - Hidalgo

For the more adventurous foodies every April you can find the Santiago de Anaya Gastronomic Festival and try mexican pre-hispanic delicacies such as Escamoles, the larvae of ants of the genus Liometopum, harvested from the roots of the agave (tequila) or maguey (mezcal) plant they are considered a delicacy and are sometimes referred to as “insect caviar”. They have a cottage cheese like consistency and taste buttery, yet slightly nutty.  You can also find chinicuiles or maguey worms prepared in many ways and combinations.  The idea of eating insects may not be appealing but it is certainly delicious.

Santiago de Anaya Gastronomic Festival, Hidalgo © CPTM / Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo

National Mole Fair - México City

National Mole Fair, México City © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo

One of the most popular of Mexico’s many fairs and festivals is the National Mole Fair, held each October in the village of San Pedro Actópan, in Mexico City.

Chocolate Festival - Tabasco

Chocolate is a gift from México to the world and in November proud Tabasquenos share their pride with the Chocolate Festival full of conferences, workshops, contests, tours and exhibitions. With the participation of recognized mexican chefs as Jorge Vallejo and Aquiles Chávez and guest countries.

Chocolate Olmec Heads, Hacienda Jesus Maria, Tabasco © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo
Hacienda Jesus Maria, Tabasco © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo
Hacienda Jesus Maria, Comalcalco, Tabasco © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo

Tequila Cultural Festival - Tequila, Jalisco

Agave Field, Tequila, Jalisco © ARIJIM

In April at Tequila, Jalisco a scenario considered by UNESCO as a “World Heritage Site”, cultural activities (dance, music, theater) gather with the different stages and varieties of the national drink par excellence.

The "Tequila Express" © Photo:Rafael Reynaga

International Mezcal Fair - Oaxaca

Camino Real, Oaxaca © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo

One of the most colorful and spectacular destinations of the country makes the center of the city a paradise that combines the mescaleras variations with the gastronomic delights of the state.  Not to be missed during the last two weeks of July.

Day of the Dead Offering, Oaxaca © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo

San Miguel Gourmet - Guanajuato

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo

San Miguel de Allende could not be left out of the list, with multiple top-level events around the city make this festival one of international stature. May-June

The Parroquia, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato © CPTM- Photo: Ricardo Espinosa - reo