Taco Tournament Fundraiser at Albuquerque Rail Yards, Albuquerque
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Taco Tournament Fundraiser

The Iron Chef of Tacos

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Tacos are trendy everywhere, but the Southwest is really their US home. Can't get enough tacos? The Taco Tournament Fundraiser at the Railyards has you covered. Raising funds for Farm and Feast Day and sponsored by the Street Food Institute, the local guest chefs are given a mystery box of local ingredients and tortillas, while they supply their own pantry items and protein. They have one hour to cook up the culinary curiosities in the outdoor kitchen, after which the attendees may pay $5 to feast on and vote for their faves. The cook-off begins at 11am and keeps poppin' until supplies run out. The winning chefs are announced at 1:30pm. So, come out for a host of activities starting at 10am on Sunday, Aug. 12. The event is free to attend for all-ages and is pet friendly. (Mayo Lua de Frenchie)

Sunday Aug 12, 2018

Additional Dates:

1100 Second Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102





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Taste creations from chefs using local ingredients and vote for your favorites to crown a winner. Enjoy a multitude of activities all benefitting Farm and Feast Day.

Experience a unique yoga class unlike any other! A fully interactive experience, goat yoga allows yogis to complete their practice surrounded by playful goats. All proceeds will benefit local 501(c) nonprofit Wildlife West in Edgewood, New Mexico, a native wildlife animal sanctuary.

Tickets available at kidgoatyoga.eventbrite.com

Local chefs go all in with local flavor and friendly competition at the Rail Yards Market Taco Tournament!! Dig in for our special Farm & Feast Day Fundraiser, sponsored by Street Food Institute, and made possible by the generous donation of produce and time from our Rail Yards Market Vendors! $5 donation gets you a plate of all the tacos, you can vote for the winner, and the money goes to the non-profit Rail Yards Market program to keep it growing!

$5 for a Feast of Tacos! >> 11am - until supplies lasts

Chef Winners announced at 130pm

Chefs are: Street Food Institute, My Sweet Basil, and Pura Vida Foods! They are Rail Yards Market Vendors, and will receive a mystery box of local ingredients, and duke it out to make the most creative tacos for you!! The market provides the mystery box and tortillas, and Chefs provide their own pantry items and protein. Chefs have an hour to get their dishes together live in our outdoor kitchen and ready for your tasting by 11am! Local Rail Yards Market Chefs TBA!!

More about Feast & Farm Day at the Rail Yards:

STRETCH YOUR EBT DOLLARS: Remember that we DOUBLE your EBT dollars with the Double-Up-Food-Bucks program, so you can get more local, fresh, and healthy produce for you and your family!


FREE GOAT YOGA for all ages presented by Kid Goat Yoga Bhava Yoga Studio >> 10am

Los Dos >> 11:30am

Kid Goat Yoga educates the community about yoga while supporting the efforts of Wildlife West Nature Center. The class at the market is FREE, but donations are accepted to benefit the rescues at the non-profit Wildlife West Nature Center

::STEAM ZONE:: Our “STEAM” stands for Sustainable, Traditional, Educational, and Artistic modalities! This zone features live demonstrations of art and educational activities including displays, workshops, and presentations that cover a variety of topics including cultural and traditional crafts, food skills, sustainability practices, and gallery displays. This week we have the following programming planned:

> Explore edible and medicinal backyard weeds with Albuquerque Herbalism. We will have an interactive photographic slideshow of common backyard weeds for you to identify and explore the wild food and medicine plants growing all around you. Sample of topical tinctures and salves made from weeds (Albuquerque Herbalism https://albuquerqueherbalism.com/ )

::KIDS ZONE:: Learn to cook a meal with Kids Cook! Kids Cook! Is a multi-cultural, hands-on cooking, nutrition education and physical activity program having reached over 40,000 low-income elementary and middle school students and their families in the Albuquerque metropolitan area. The RYM Children's Zone features educational games, stories, craft projects, music and other fun activities for kids and families every week. Curriculum in this zone is always FREE, interactive and usually offers a creation to take home!

::COMMUNITY STATION:: The Community Station is and area of the market available for non-profits, activist, school, and other groups to advocate and connect with FREE information.




Free for all! Everyone is welcome!

EBT Accepted & Doubled!

Free Handicap Parking

Fresh local produce!!

Breakfast & lunch prepared food options

Handmade Art