Chile festival in the running for top food festivals

HATCH, N.M. (KRQE) – The Hatch Chile Festival is in the running to be voted one of the best specialty food festivals in North America.

A writer with USA Today picked the festivals and chose the New Mexico festival as one of the 20.

Other festivals in the running include Hawaii’s Lanai Pineapple Festival and Florida’s Key Lime Festival.

Voters have until Sept. 1 to vote for the Hatch Chile Festival. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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