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Hatch Chile Festival 2018


Hatch Chile Festival 2018 – Hatch, New Mexico

Date: September 1st and 2nd, 2018

Time: 9am-Till the Sun goes down!  YEE HAW!

Location: Hatch, New Mexico

Photo: The Hatch Chile Store

Hatch Chile Festival Quick facts

  • Hatch is a village in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,648 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  • Population:1,597 (2013)
  • Area:3.1 mi² (8.029 km²)

As summer cools down, the Village of Hatch heats up. Labor Day weekend heralds the annual Hatch Chile Festival, a two-day celebration of our world-famous crop. The festival attracts over 30,000 visitors from all over the United States, including such notables as the Food Network and the BBC. Festival goers can sample famed chile recipes, watch the crowning of the chile festival queen, or toss a horseshoe in celebration of our most famous crop. The event also features chile ristra contests, artisan and food booths, and a carnival.

Welcome to Hatch New Mexico

Hatch History

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

Admission: $10.00 Per Car Load – Good for Both Days!
Carnival! Fun! Food! Live entertainment!

Saturday and Sunday Events
Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
Hatch Municipal Airport 1 mile west of town on HWY 26

Schedule of Events




Vendor Booths
Chile Captial Artists
Chile Roaster Garden
Beer Garden


Chile Eating Contest
Interactive Ristra Workshop (including demonstration and “make your own ristra” to take home)

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