This Little Town Is Known for One Famous Crop! Check Out Hatch Chile Festival on Saturday

As summer cools down, the Village of Hatch heats up. The Mesilla Valley is the Chile capital of the world and what better way to celebrate than with a Chile festival? Check out the Hatch Chile Festival at Hatch Municipal Airport this Saturday, August 31st!
Labor Day weekend heralds the annual Hatch Chile Festival, a two-day celebration of the town’s world-famous crop. The festival attracts over 30,000 visitors from all over the United States, including such notables as Food Network and BBC.

Festival-goers can sample famed Chile recipes, watch the crowning of the Chile festival queen, or toss a horseshoe in celebration of Hatch’s most famous crop. Guests can also take part in Chile Ristra contests, artisan and food booths, and a carnival. There will even be an Interactive Ristra Workshop (including a demonstration and “make your own ristra” to take home)!

Born from an extension of the Santa Fe Railroad Company in 1880, Hatch, New Mexico, began as an adobe post office and a railroad flag station. Named after General Edward Hatch, Commander of the Southwest military, the town grew until a flood in 1921 destroyed many of the adobe buildings constructed of earth and wood.

The village rebuilt and continues to prosper as an agricultural community to this day. The advent of the nearby Spaceport America, the nation’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, promises an exciting new chapter in the history of Hatch. Known worldwide for the bountiful Chile crop, the Hatch Valley also grows onions, pecans, alfalfa, lettuce, cabbage, sweet potatoes, wheat, cotton, and various experimental crops. The town’s local farming supports a host of subsidiary industries, such as onion sheds and Chile dehydrating plants. In fact, Hatch is proud to have never experienced a crop failure!

Indulge in the hottest festival of the summer at Hatch Chile Festival! Admission is $20 per carload. For more information about the festival and a full line-up of events, visit

While we provide plenty of on-site entertainment at Sonoma Palms Apartments in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we believe that having fun within your larger community is equally as important. Do just that during this event on Saturday!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, August 31, 2019—11:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Hatch Municipal Airport
Highway 26
Hatch, New Mexico 87937

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