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DOWNLOAD THE VENDOR CONTRACT AND APPLICATION
(Vendor meeting 8:00 am Friday 9-22-17 at Chaves County Courthouse lawn)
note: Kettle Corn & Snow Cone vendor spaces are already taken
It’s time once again for one of Roswell and Chaves County’s favorite events!
The Chile Cheese Festival!
Sept. 22, 2017 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Sept. 23, 2017 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!
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?!).
Celebrate our local Southwest Dairy Farmers with fun kids cow crafts and dairy themed contests & drawings!
The Flying J Ranch performers will be bringing their wonderful group to do a concert Friday evening. Other talented performers will also be there to entertain throughout the festival. Stop by and enjoy the shows – for free!
This year there will be lots of new and exciting things to see and do! Pet a zebra or kangaroo, win MainStreet Roswell’s “Best of the Southwest Green Chile Stew Championship” and take home the prize money, along with a traveling trophy and plaque to keep! There will be plenty of family fun and food! It’s going to be a fun festival!