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El Loco Caliente Chile Fest

Sunday Sept 13, 2015

Additional Dates:

1320 Idalia Road NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87174

Phone: 553-5591
Website: Click to Visit






Marc Calderwood

Phone: 5058976474
Website: Click to Visit

More events at Idalia Road Marketplace

Green Chile is uniquely New Mexican so ready to celebrate the state's hottest tradition with a pepper eating contest, a stew cook off and more.


The Flaming Tongue Chile & Pepper eating contest

This one's easy: Whoever eats the most green chile and peppers is the winner. Think you got what it takes then come out and grill your tongue with some extra, extra hot green and peppy peppers.



The Fabian Garcia Green Chile Stew Cook-off

10 contestants battle it out for a cash prize

- Each contestant pays a $15.00 entry fee

- Contestants will all use the same green chile and will receive their chile from Casa Grande Farms prior. Entrants must pay their entry fee at their sign-up.

- Anyone from the public can be a judge. Judges pay $5.00 and will be given 3 votes.

- Judges can use their votes in any manner they choose. 

- There will be First, Second and Third places.

- Cash awards based on money collected. 


Both Days

- Geo's Mobile Bistro will provide some major chile food.

- Local produce including sweet corn from Schwebachs

- Green Chili roasting from Casa Grande Farms

- Local Art, Crafts & Businesses participating

- Music both days

- Free