Here in New Mexico, we are known for our chile and in less than two weeks Bosque Chile Festival will kick-off at the Natural Hispanic Cultural Center.
Community Engagement and outreach manager Carrie Moritomo explains this celebration grows every year and is in partnership between Bernalillo County and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The event is sure to please and offers a variety of entertainment such as kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, agricultural workshops, and chef demonstrations.
“We pride ourselves on having chile roasting there, a lot of chile-infused products, and we also like to celebrate the history and culture of New Mexico and the Hispano-Latino culture and like to offer new and exciting vendors,” said Carrie.
Chip Saltman, co-owner of Yes It’s Soap, brought in his own creations called “Soap apillas” which are handcrafted bars of soap that look and smell just like the fried desserts. His products can now be found at ScoJos, Bookworks, Model Pharmacy, Little Shops, Copper Top Gallery, the Village Print Shop in Corrales, and you can also visit him at the festival.
The Bosque Chile Festival takes place on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Admission is just $5 and children 5 years old and under are free. Click here for more information on the Bosque Chile Festival.