Hatch Chile Festival: ST Francis DE Sales Church — Celeste Zimmerman

In this episode of “Boomer TV: Embrace Age, Empower Dreams Embrace Life,” Andy Asher, editor of BloomerBoomer.com shares his discovery about the Hatch Chile Festival held every Labor Day in the small town of Hatch New Mexico. Andy talks with Celeste Zimmerman who owns the historic St. Francis De Sales Church in Hatch New Mexico and she shares some fascinating tips and stories about the Hatch Chile Festival and the historic church that has been converted to a popular hotel. As summer cools down, the Village of Hatch heats up. Labor Day weekend heralds the annual Hatch Chile Festival, a two-day celebration of our world-famous crop. The festival attracts over 30,000 visitors from all over the United States, including such notables as the Food Network and the BBC. Festival-goers can sample famed chile recipes, watch the crowning of the chile festival queen, or toss a horseshoe in celebration of our most famous crop. The event also features chile ristra contests, artisan and food booths, and a carnival. Visit our events page.

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In 2006, we began “Celebrate the Future” day in honor of Spaceport America. Science, engineering and aeronautics organizations present demonstrations and displays to educate our citizens on the impact and employment possibilities of the Southwest Regional Spaceport.

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