Viva New Mexico Chile Festival

Here in the Land of Enchantment we LOVE our spicy food & especially our New Mexican chile! It’s unlike chile found anywhere else in the world. It’s a staple in our local cuisine & has become a symbol of our state’s cultural heritage. As you explore our state you’ll notice the delicious aroma of roasted green chile wafting through the air or decorative ristras of rich red chiles strung from adobe buildings, just about everywhere you go.

If you have never experienced New Mexican red or green chile, fall is the perfect time of year to get better acquainted with the delectable spice. Here at the B&B we encourage you to learn more about our rich culture, heritage, & cuisine (& of course, have a ton of fun!) by visiting Wagner’s Farmland Experience for the Viva New Mexico Chile Festival.

Viva New Mexico Chile Festival will be held on September 8 & 9 in Los Lunas, NM at their 288-acre farm.  Just a short drive from Albuquerque, the farm is conveniently located for visitors from the city; & Viva New Mexico Chile Festival is an official event of the statewide centennial celebration.

The Wagner’s, along with other  participating chile farmers, will be prepared with loads of freshly picked chile ready for sale and sampling. A mini-growers market will offer other produce grown in the valley. Food vendors will feature this delightful delicacy in their dishes, and chile products in every possible configuration will be available (have you ever eaten red chile fudge?! Yum!).

The celebration will offer variety of chile themed contests, live entertainment,
arts and crafts, and countless chile products. Other family-friendly activities include: hay ride tours through the farmland, a corn maze, a petting zoo, u-pick flower gardens, cow milking demonstrations, pony rides, face painting, and speakers projecting information on a number of fascinating subjects.

I’m very excited to visit Wagner’s Farm for Viva New Mexico Chile Festival; will you be there too? As always, it is our pleasure to help our guests find fun & interesting things to do as they visit our lovely state; please ask any of our staff about events & activities during your stay!

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