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RoRo to Host Its First Chile Pepper Festival

Most of us typically hit up Roosevelt Row for some live music or a little art ogling, but come September, RoRo will be serving up some culture of the hell-hot kind: that of the chile pepper.

From 4 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, RoRo's first Chile Pepper Festival will take place at A.R.T.S. Project #1 (408 East Roosevelt Street.) The homage to the Southwestern ingredient will feature heapin' helpin's of the Valley's best green chile dishes (plus, beer and margaritas to was them down with), a chile pepper roasting, and a free salsa sampling and salsa showdown. Local restaurants and food trucks will also be on hand with chile-fied fare.

And because it's RoRo, expect the festival to include lots of live local music and even a Chile Pepper Queen beauty/talent pageant with drag queens.

Admission to Roosevelt Row's Chile Pepper Festival is $10 in advance and $15 at the door (children under four get in free.) Admission covers entrance, live entertainment, and salsa samples. Food and beverage must be purchased separately.

Expected attendance is 3,000.

To buy your tickets online, go here.

To volunteer, go here.

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