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Hatch Chile Fest 2021 Set to Return

HATCH, N.M. – The Hatch Chile Festival returns on Labor Day weekend, September 4 and 5, 2021 in Hatch, New Mexico. This year’s festival is being organized by the Hatch Valley Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with community members, businesses, and various organizations from the Hatch Valley. The all-new, in-town festival experience will make it more »

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Hatch Chile Fest 2020

Hatch Chile Festival canceled for first time in 49-year history amid COVID concerns LAS CRUCES – The coronavirus pandemic has claimed yet another beloved New Mexico annual event — the 2020 Hatch Chile Festival. Organizers say it’s the first time the beloved event has been canceled in its 49-year history. The fiesta is held annually over Labor Day more »

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‘Workers aren’t coming in:’ Hatch chile farmers worried about harvest due to pandemic

HATCH, New Mexico — At least one chile farmer in the Hatch Valley said his workers aren’t tending the fields because they’re worried about contracting Covid-19. “Workers aren’t coming in,” said Sergio Grajeda, who has been in business eight years. “Money’s not coming in. It’s affected us pretty bad.” Grajeda has more than 100 acres more »