CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE) – A family-run vineyard and farm near Carlsbad is hosting a pie festival on August 26. The Balzano Family Vineyard event will not only be filled with pie-making and eating contests, but will also include games, a petting zoo, wine tasting, and more.
The pie festival will take place on Saturday, August 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Balzano Vineyard at 5230 Seven Rivers Highway. Local vendors will be on-site, so visitors can stop by to have some fun while supporting local businesses.
Balzano Pie Festival 2023
- Bounce house
- Food and wine
- Kids’ activities
- Petting zoo
- Vendors to shop from
- Pie-making contest (beginning at 1 p.m.)
- Pie-eating contest (beginning at 3 p.m., must enter at 2:30 p.m.)
According to the Balzano website, the family began farming and ranching in northern New Mexico in 1912. In 2008, after several generations of family farming, a move to Carlsbad, and the purchase of the Seven Rivers property, the current vineyard was established. In 2013, the Balzano pumpkin patch and winery opened to the public.