2019 Chile Cheese Festival!
Sept. 27, 2018 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Sept. 28, 2018 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Chaves County Courthouse
(400 N. Main Street, Roswell NM)
Who’s ready to smell the wonderful aroma of fresh roasted chiles as it permeates the air in downtown Roswell? You can purchase all sorts of fresh fruits and vegetables, crafts, collectibles, fresh roasted chile and of course the beautiful red ristras from Graves Farm! Why not try making one of your own (we are planning ristra making 101).
What would the festival be without cheese? Take a tour of the Leprino Cheese Plant (be sure to follow the strict dress code). Leprino is the largest employer in Chaves county and their facility is truly amazing. This is a rare opportunity to peek inside the fascinating process it takes to make their products, followed by a delicious taste (can you say pizza?!).
Enter our free Ice Cream Eating Contest! (thanks Albertson’s Market for sponsoring this)
Celebrate our local Southwest Dairy Farmers with fun kids cow crafts and dairy themed contests & drawings!
OPEN TO EVERYONE – enter the third annual “Best of the Southwest Green Chile Stew Competition” sponsored by The Roswell Daily Record. First prize is $300 and 3 XL bags green chile, second prize is $150 and 2 XL bags green chile, third prize is $50 and 1 XL bag green chile! (thanks Graves Farm for sponsoring the green chile prize!). Entry form and more details will be posted here closer to the event.
Congratulations to our 2018 Winners!
1st place: Laura’s Cafe
2nd place: El Chupacabra
3rd place: Gina Dwyer
This year there will be lots of new and exciting things to see and do! There will be plenty of family fun and food! It’s going to be a fun festival!
DOWNLOAD YOUR 2019 VENDOR APPLICATION Soon!