Chile Cheese Festival

Chile Cheese Festival, Main St, Roswell, NM 88201

Who’s ready to smell the wonderful aroma of fresh roasted chiles as it permeates the air in downtown Roswell? You can purchase all sorts of fresh fruits and vegetables, crafts, collectibles, fresh roasted chile and of course the beautiful red ristras from Graves Farm! Why not try making one of your own (we are planning ristra making 101).

What would the festival be without cheese? Take a tour of the Leprino Cheese Plant (be sure to follow the strict dress code). Leprino is the largest employer in Chaves county and their facility is truly amazing. This is a rare opportunity to peek inside the fascinating process it takes to make their products, followed by a delicious taste (can you say pizza?!).

Enter our free Ice Cream Eating Contest! (thanks Albertson’s Market for sponsoring this)

Celebrate our local Southwest Dairy Farmers with fun kids cow crafts and dairy themed contests & drawings! Pick up a free goodie bags from Fair Life Milk (while supplies last).

Friday night is Hispano themed with amazing headline musicians “Nosotros” performing! Saturday night is Country/Western night – headline band to be announced soon!!! Talented performers will be there to entertain throughout the festival. Stop by and enjoy the shows – for free!

New this year – OPEN TO EVERYONE – enter the MainStreet Roswell’s Best of the Southwest Green Chile Stew Competition! First prize is $300 and 3 XL bags green chile, second prize is $150 and 2 XL bags green chile, third prize is $50 and 1 XL bag green chile! (thanks Graves Farm’s for sponsoring the green chile prize!).