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Celebrate New Mexico’s iconic food at Sept. 27 special event

Bernalillo County – Historic Bridge MainStreet is seeking chile and salsa competitors for the South Valley Chile Fiesta on Saturday, Sept. 27. The Chile Fiesta is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gateway Park, 100 Isleta Blvd. S.W.

Participation is limited to 10 chile and 10 salsa competitors in each class. Competitors will provide samples to the public and panel of judges. The registration fee is $25.

The event will also feature local craft brewers, arts and crafts, entertainment, and children’s activities in this free fall family festival.

This event is offered by the Historic Bridge MainStreet Program, the South Valley Economic Development Center, the Mixing Bowl, and Bernalillo County. To register, contact Ernie Rivera at 505-217-2463 or email