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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. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020.

This year the festival will be presented virtually, on Facebook!

Organizers will continue to offer entertainment, art engagement activities, an artisan market, chef demos, educational workshops and more.

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.

Vendor Application

Event organizers are seeking high-quality chile-inspired and authentic New Mexican traditional, cultural, and heritage wares that fit within the theme of celebrating food, art, and culture along the Rio Grande to provide an authentic New Mexican experience. Vendors must have an e-commerce website to be considered. Submit the vendor application no later than Aug. 5.

Interested vendors are recommended to review the Bosque Chile Festival Vendor Selection Procedure to better understand the vendor requierments and types to be considered.

Chile Casas Decorating Contest

This year the Bosque Chile Festival announces a home decorating contest, Chile Casas. Businesses are welcome to participate too.

Break out the ristras, piñatas, flags, banners, sidewalk chalk, chile lights, and green and red balloons to show your chile pride! Red, green, or Christmas, you decide!

The contest winner will receive a Bosque Chile Festival Disc-It!

No cost to participate.

Contest Rules:

  • Must be a New Mexico resident.
  • Adorn your home with New Mexico chile-themed decorations. Be creative!
  • To enter the contest, complete the online registration form with an accompanying photo by midnight on Aug. 13, 2020.
  • All entry photos will be displayed in the ‘Chile Casas’ album beginning Aug. 14, 2020.
  • Be sure to share your entry photo via social media during the weekend of the Bosque Chile Festival using the hashtags:
    • #BCF2020ChileCasas
    • #BCF2020
  • Winner will be determined by the most "likes" on the Bosque Chile Festival ‘Chile Casas’ album Facebook page.
  • Winner to be announced on Monday Aug. 17.
  • Winner is responsible for picking up the Disc-It! prize in Albuquerque, NM.
  • For privacy, BernCo will not include home addresses.

Need Ideas for Decorating? Feeling Crafty?

Like and follow the Bosque Chile Festival Facebook page for lots of decorating ideas leading up to the Bosque Chile Festival, www.facebook.com/bosquechilefestival

Mini Piñatas:

Papel Picado:

Coloring pages:

Other activities:

Images for stencils:


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

Bosque Chile Fest 2019

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