Albuquerque Chile Fiesta returns, adds new features

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- From live entertainment to kid’s activities, there’s something for everyone, especially those who enjoy a little spice in their life.

The Second Annual South Valley Chile Fiesta is returning Saturday, August 29. This event will take place at Gateway Park located at Bridge and Isleta from noon until 8 p.m.

This year’s fiesta will showcase live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, food, a beer garden, kid’s activities and new this year, chile. Vendors will also be offering chile inspired foods and crafts.

This is a cash only event; currency for this event will be “Chile Chips.” Chips must be purchased onsite the day of the event, each chip represents $1. Sampling bands for chile and salsa will also be available for $5.

Parking N Ride will be available for free from the old Herrera bus lot located at 1140 Sunset Road. Only handicap parking will be available on site. 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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