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Second Annual South Valley Chile Fiesta Celebrates the Love of Chile

Bernalillo County – The second annual South Valley Chile Fiesta will be held Saturday, Aug. 29 from 12–8 p.m. in the South Valley’s Gateway Park, 100 Isleta Blvd. SW (at the intersection of Bridge and Isleta SW).

Local individuals and restaurants will compete in a chile and salsa taste-off.  This is a FREE event and festivities include entertainment, games for children, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks and a local beer garden. Attendees can pick the winner of the chile and salsa taste-off by purchasing a “sampler wrist band” for $5.  All proceeds benefit South Valley MainStreet, the Mixing Bowl, and the South Valley Economic Development Center.

Event parking is provided at no cost by a park and ride service from the old Herrera bus lot at 1140 Sunset Road SW. The first bus will leave the lot at 11 a.m. and the last will leave the park at 9 p.m. Only handicapped parking will be permitted on site.

This is a cash only event. Patrons will need to purchase “chile chips” to use at food and beverage vendors and in the beer garden.

South Valley Chile Fiesta Entertainment Schedule

12 p.m. Opening Ceremonies

12:15 p.m. Entangled Dreams

12:45 p.m. Dawn Luz Padilla

1 p.m.  Band of Enchantment

2:05 p.m. Dawn Luz Padilla

2:15 p.m. Rebecca Arscott

3:15 p.m. NM Beauties Twist Off

3:30 p.m. West Wind Band

4:35 p.m. Folklorico Del Valle

5 p.m.  Gonzalo

6:35 p.m. Folklorico Del Valle

7 p.m.  Black Pearl Band

This event is offered by South Valley MainStreet, South Valley Economic Development Center, and the Mixing Bowl. This year’s sponsors include Bernalillo County, New Mexico True, Disc-It, Sprint, the Weekly Alibi, Bueno Foods, and Herrera School Buses and Coaches, Inc. For more information please visit www.bernco.gov/svchilefiesta or call(505) 468-1418.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $500 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.