Hatch Chile Fest Turns Up the Heat! - LasCruces.com

The Hatch Chile Festival, held annually in Hatch, New Mexico, returns on Labor Day weekend, September 4 & 5, 2021. This year’s festival in the “Chile Capital of the World” will include chile roasting, food and craft vendors, contests and fun for the kids, a carnival, and entertainment provided by local businesses along with volleyball, soccer, and softball tournaments. The festival is free to attend, but parking will be $10 in and around the Hatch High School, with fees going to help with festival expenses.

Organized by the Hatch Valley Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with community members, businesses and various organizations from the Hatch Valley, this year the festival has been moved away from the airport and onto the streets of the town. This all-new, in-town festival experience will make it easier for attendees to shop the streets of Hatch and satisfy their chile fix at local shops and restaurants, while experiencing the traditional vendors and events that have always made the Hatch Chile Festival known throughout the U.S. and the world.

“Having the entire community come together to put on this year’s festival in a big, new way like this is an important step to getting ready to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Hatch Chile Festival next year on the grand scale it deserves,” said Lisa Neal, president of the Hatch Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The Hatch Chile Festival was founded in the early 1970s to celebrate the annual chile harvest from the Hatch Valley fields. The annual festival promotes world-famous Hatch chile on Labor Day weekend, attracting over 30,000 visitors from around the U.S. and the world. Hatch chile is considered among the highest quality found in the world. Festival-goers sample chile and world-famous chile recipes.

For more information about the Hatch Chile Festival, visit the website, or call 575-267-5132.

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