The first annual New Mexico State Fair Beef Jerky Showdown took over the New Mexico State Fair.
10 local beef jerky vendors from across the state competed to win the popular vote of over 400 people’s choice judges. Vendors were asked to sample just two flavors of jerky; salt & pepper, and green chile. From 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., fairgoers had the opportunity to sample the two flavors of jerkies from each vendor, 20 samples total, and cast their vote for their favorite of both flavors.
The people voted. Here are the winners:
Salt & Pepper – JR’s Jerky Company - Albuquerque
Green Chile – Mike’s Jerky - Albuquerque
The other participating vendors are as follows:
Fatman’s Jerky – Roswell
Rio Grande Jerky Company – Albuquerque
El Ranchito Jerky – Santa Fe
Just the Best Jerky – Bloomfield
Skinny Man Gourmet Jerky – Albuquerque
Badlands Beef Jerky – Rio Rancho
Old Santa Fe Trail Beef Jerky – Albuquerque
Jerky by Art – Albuquerque