We’ve been pumping out burgers and brews at the Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown since 2013––New Mexico’s competitive chefs have seared over 32,000 burgers for over 4,000 guests in hopes of taking home only ten trophies awarded in the past five years.

Thanks to you, and your iron stomachs, for making us one of your favorite annual foodie events!

Your votes will determine the People’s Choice Winner. A panel of foodie celebrities will judge the Reigning Chomp Winner. Sorry for the meat sweats, but we know you’ll want to try every burger before casting your votes.

The event begins at 1pm if you opt in for Early Bird tickets, or 2pm for general admission. Tickets go on sale June 1, 2018.

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Past Smackdown Winners

Congrats to the 2017 winners:

Judge’s Award – Rocky Durham of Blue Heron at Sunrise Springs Spa
People’s Choice Award – David Sellers of Street Food Institute

Living Room at Inn and Spa Loretto, 2016 Reigning Chomp

Second Street Brewery, 2016 People's Choice Award

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