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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.

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.

Call for General Vendors

Open call for chicharron cooking contenders

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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