Chile Taste-Off

Event to offer chile tasting, roasting and more


The 4th annual Great New Mexico Chile Taste-Off will be held Oct. 8 in Socorro. The event, sponsored by the New Mexico Chile Association, Bueno Foods, Socorro County, and the City of Socorro offers the chance for attendees to taste and purchase the widest selection of New Mexico-grown red and green chile under one roof.

Festivities kick off with a parade that starts at Sedillo Park in Socorro, and travels down California Street. Then at 3 p.m., the event will kick off at the Socorro Soccer and Rodeo Complex.

Guests have the opportunity to taste and purchase chile from at least a dozen New Mexico growers, representing all four corners of the state.

There is an official blind-tasting judged event with a panel of pre-selected judges, including two members of the general public to be selected from a drawing to be announced on social media.

While the judges deliberate, guests can explore the wide variety of food trucks and enjoy free live performances from local musicians. The event will close with the announcement of the year’s Best Red and Green Chile Growers in the state and be celebrated afterward with a red and green firework display to close out the night.

“We’re excited to provide New Mexico Chile Farmers the opportunity to showcase their delicious crop,” said Travis Day, Executive Director, New Mexico Chile Association. “This event highlights the local industry and is a chance for New Mexicans to find and support their favorite red and green chile growers.”

Admission to the event is free. More information can be found at