Central Market, at 4821 Broadway in San Antonio, is celebrating its Annual Hatch Chile Festival on August 21 - 23 and August 28 - 30. Truckloads of Hatch chiles are being shipped in from Hatch, New Mexico. There will be chile demos, all sorts of specials, and tasting samples. The festival is happening at all Central Market locations: Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Houston, Plano, Dallas, and Southlake, TX.
Some of the items Central Market will be offering during the festival are: Hatch Sausages, Hatch Hamburger Patties, Monterey Jack Cheese with Hatch Peppers, Hatch Pepper Tortillas, Turkey Chile Meatloaf, and Native Texan Hatch Chile con Queso, to name
There's even a Hatch Recipe Contest. Submit your best Hatch chile recipe by 12:00 P.M., August 20th. (I know that's tomorrow, but I just heard about this today.) Winners receive a $100 Central Market Gift Card and a year's supply of roasted Hatch chiles. Check out the Hatch Recipes that Central Market has to offer.
Then there's the REAL Hatch Chile Festival, held in Hatch, New Mexico, over Labor Day Weekend, September 5th and 6th. Events include a chile cook-off, chile roasting, a parade culminating with the coronation of a Chile Queen, a chile pod competition, and more. Hatch is known as the Chile Capital of the World and rightly so; they produce the best chiles.