Hatch Chile Fest will be at the Paris Farmers and Artisan Market on the morning of September 2nd, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This popular event is in its 9th year and features the freshest hatch chiles straight from New Mexico, roasted on an open flame and sold to the public. Ron Preusse, from Aspen Creek Reinventions travels to Hatch, New Mexico every year to bring back the chiles harvested just days before the event. “In 2022, we roasted 2100lbs of chiles, and ran out right at 1:00 p.m. says Preusse, This year’s plan is to get $2500 lbs.”
Organizers anticipate 40 plus vendors from veggies, baked goods, meat, coffee, artisan items and mobile food trucks. Vendors have been known to use hatch chiles in some of their recipes. Hatch chiles have been added to such things as chocolate chip cookies, adding an unexpectedly delicious flavor.
Back by popular demand is the award-winning Mariachi Quetzal. This energetic group comprised of musicians from all over the state of Texas! Quetzal has performed at various venues throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area including: The Kessler Theater, The Murchison Performing Arts Center and The Meyerson Symphony Center. The groups has entertained patrons at the Hatch Chile Fest every year since the event started in 2015.
The Main Street Project volunteers are needed to help roast, bag chiles, serve burger sliders and host kid’s games. See the Hatch Chile Fest events page on Facebook for details on how to volunteer and receive some free chiles as a Thank you!