Hatch Valley Chile Festival
Sept. 3rd & 4th, 2011
Hatch Valley, NM

Hatch Valley Chile Festival

Every year as the temperatures start to cool down Hatch Valley starts to heat up with the annual Hatch Valley Chile Festival.  The Festival is a 2-day event that is scheduled over Labor Day weekend.  More than 30,000 visitors from across the U.S. travel to Hatch Valley to taste a variety of chile recipes that have made this Festival famous.  Visitors can participate in chile-eating contests, watch the parade, listen to live music or shop at the southwest craft booths.

Hatch Valley is located between Las Cruces and Truth or Consequences.  With approximately 1600 residents, the Village of Hatch is a small-town built on agricultural businesses.  The location of Hatch is a convenient launching point to explore many of the local state parks including:  Leasburg State Park, Fort Seldon, Caballo Lake State Park, Percha Dam State Park and Elephant Butte Lake State Park.

Admission is $10.00 for a car load. Please visit the Hatch Valley Chile Festival website for more details. 

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Lynn Bremner is the author of DesertRoadTrippin.com, a blog about desert road trips and tips. She started the blog after moving to Indio, CA where she now resides. Now a true desert dweller, Lynn has added in some of her own views on desert living. The heat does not keep her indoors in the summertime. She is out running, golfing or taking short day trips to some of the local points of interest. After years of traveling along the dusty, desert trails with her father, she has come to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the desert landscape. Her father’s passion for prospecting, desert lore and exploring the desert parks took their family to many interesting places, mostly in California, Nevada and Arizona. Lynn now writes about her desert road trips and intertwines a little bit of desert living into the mix.

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