New Mexico Prickly Pear Festival

Saturday August 31st from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM



Schedule of Events

Cooking Demos, Prickly Pear Tasting, Music and More

The festival will include three live cooking demonstrations with chefs from the I-Collective , a group of indigenous chefs, farmers and seeds savers, that showcase the ways you can use prickly pear cactus and fruit at home using the Three Sisters Kitchen spacious test kitchen. There will also be a tastings of the many different varietals of prickly pear that grow in New Mexico, put on by the Desert Oasis Teaching Garden. And for entertainment there will be a stage for local music as people peruse the vendor stalls. To see a timed schedule of events go to the schedule tab at the top of the page.



& Vendors

The festival will host an array of vendors with different prickly pear products and other food and crafts of New Mexico. To see a full vendor list go to our vendor page at the top.


Prickly Pear Jams/Jellies

Prickly Pear Juice/Lemonade

Prickly Pear Dressings/Vinegar


Prickly Pear and Nopales Pickles




Three Sisters Kitchen


The festival will take place on Gold Ave between 2nd and 3rd street and inside the Three Sisters Kitchen. The Three Sisters Kitchen is a community kitchen that hosts community cooking classes, runs a food business incubator program, serves as a local food shop, and so much more. We are very happy to partner with Three Sisters Kitchen for this event.