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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.

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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.

Open call for artisans, producers/growers, food trucks, and chicharron cooking contenders

Registration for artisans, value-added producers/growers, food trucks, and both amateur and professional cooks for the “chicharron challenge” is now open for the Fourth Annual Bosque Chile Festival.

Bosque Chile Festival organizers are seeking high-quality chile inspired and authentic New Mexican traditional, cultural, and heritage wares that fit within the event’s theme of celebrating food, art, and culture along the Rio Grande to provide an authentic New Mexican experience for the patrons. Artisans, craftspeople, value-added producers, fresh produce growers are highly encouraged to apply.

Food truck, value-added vendor, and artisan fees range from $100 - $300 for early-bird rates, which increase after July 10. There is a juried process for vendors. Alcohol vendors are also being solicited.

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. A panel of judges and people who attend the event will cast their votes for the winners. Entry fee for the chicharron challenge is $25 and includes the pork meat for the competition.

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.

Register for race at www.active.com. Early bird registration is only $25 and includes a festival t-shirt and entry into the Bosque Chile Festival event.

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 Friday, Aug. 16 from 3 – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 17 from 7 – 8 a.m. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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

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