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Celebrate Capsaicin in Hatch, New Mexico

Celebrate Capsaicin in Hatch, New Mexico

If you’re addicted to capsaicin (if you know the Scoville Scale by heart you are addicted!), the place to be for Labor Day Weekend is the Hatch Valley Chile Festival.

Yes, this is where the true Hatch Green Chile is grown and there’s nothing else like it in the world.  Buy a bag of chile while you’re there and have it roasted while you watch and smell! The aroma of fresh chiles as they are being roasted is intoxicating and when you first smell it - then taste it, you will understand why we New Mexicans love our chile so much. It’s easy to become addicted to it!

Self-proclaimed Chile Heads can test their tongues and tummies in the Annual Chile Eating/Jalapeno Eating Contests and a Watermelon Eating Contest to cool off those tastebuds! There’s a carnival, live music, Horseshoe Tournament and lot of other fun things to do and eat! The Festival is September 5th and 6th.

There are plenty of choices for RVers and campers in the area. The nearest RV Park outside the city of Hatch is the Leasburg Dam State Park. It’s location makes it convenient to Las Cruces, White Sands - which is only an hour away and the Gila Cliff Dwellings is about a 3 hour drive but makes a nice day trip.

Leasburg Dam State Park   

Here you will find a peaceful and relaxing setting with a beautiful cactus garden, several hiking trails, and opportunities for fishing, canoeing, kayaking and birding.

The park has 31 developed campsites with water and electricity (30 AMP). If you want a rustic and more private site, reserve a spot in the Agave Loop . The dry camp sites are only $10 a night!

Other amenities include:

Visitor Center


Picnic Areas


Nature Trails


Fire Rings

Bath House and Restrooms

RV Dump Station

Group Campsites

Group Picnic Shelter

New Mexico is truly enchanting! Come and stay awhile, soak up some of our culture and try our special chiles!

Rocky Mountain RV and Marine offers the best selection of RVs for every lifestyle and budget.  Our incredible variety of motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, pop-up tent trailers and truck campers provide something for everyone!

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