year more than 30,000 raving chile fanatics converge on the tiny village of Hatch
(increasing the population by nearly 28,000), the Chile Capital of the
World, for this Labor Day weekend festival. FYI, the festival is always
Labor Day weekend on Saturday and Sunday only!
include a chile cook-off, chile roasting, a parade culminating with the
coronation of a Chile Queen, chile pod competition, carnival rides and
fiddling contests. Get there by 10 a.m. on Saturday or you'll miss out.
As for lodging, you might want to look into Las Cruces, Truth or
Consequences, or Deming, NM,
for reservations as the village of Hatch only has 2 motels.
37th Annual Hatch Chile
Events all days
include: Chile Capital Artists Fine Arts Show,
Power of Pioneers Tractor Pull, Bennett’s
Carnival, Foods and Craft Vendors
Village Plaza Motel
( 505) 267-3091
Happy Trails RV Park ( 505) 267-4522
outside of Hatch: (* denotes the mileage to lodging from the
Village of Hatch, N.M..)
Las Cruces, * 40 miles on I-25 south
Truth or Consequences, * 40 miles on I-25 north
Deming, * 40 miles on NM 26 west