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Bosque Chile Festival – A celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande

Join in the celebration of the chile harvest on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Admission is $5. Children 5 and under are free.

This event will offer entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, agricultural workshops, chef demonstrations and more.

New this year is the Disc-It sponsored Chicharron Challenge that will feature both amateur and professional cooks and chefs frying up their own versions of this tasty piggy treat! Want to be a judge and pick the People’s Choice Winner? Stop by the information and merchandise booth to receive a golden ticket which is your entry ticket into the judging area. There are only 200 tickets available. The People’s Choice segment of the Chicharron Challenge will take place from 1 – 2 p.m. People’s Choice Judges should start lining up at 12:45 p.m. by the Torreon.

Click here to see a schedule of events. 

Like us on Facebook and receive up to date info about the Bosque Chile Festival, www.facebook.com/bosquechilefestival.

For more information email bosquechilefestival@bernco.gov or call (505) 468-1418.

This event is presented by Bernalillo County and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Ristra Run

The 5k and 10k fun runs for all ages begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and follow the scenic Bosque Trail.

After Aug. 7, participants must register on race day at the event, and the cost will be $40/person (check or cash only, no credit cards accepted). Event t-shirt not guaranteed.

Packet pick-up on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 7:30 – 8 a.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Check out a slide show from the 2019 Bosque Chile Festival below!

Bosque Chile Fest 2019

Thank you to our sponsors!

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Shawn Perry-Turner at spturner@bernco.gov. More sponsorship info available here.

Artisan/Specialty Foods Sponsors

DISC-IT Grill, an outdoor grill that can cook anything, is custom designed and built here in New Mexico. Customers can choose from thousands of existing designs or we create a new pattern for them. National headquarters and Albuquerque showroom are at 2317 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Visit online at www.disc-it.com or follow on social media at /discitgrill.


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