Larry Joe Taylor’s “Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights” Music Festival & Cook-off, featuring the “Red River Red” CASI Chili Cook-off, the “New Mexico State Green Chile Championship,” and a Lone Star BBQ Society Cook-off

This three day event combines live music all weekend with Larry Joe Taylor & Friends, then multiple cook-offs in the park on Saturday 8/21, including the New Mexico State Green Chile Championship. Music venues all over town like the top of the mountain, along the Red River, Brandenburg Park, and the historic Motherlode Saloon. 

Saturday’s cook-off consists of the following categories:

CASI “Red River Red” & NM State Green Chile Championship

Lone Star BBQ Society Cook-off

Salsa & Open (People’s Choice) 

CASI, Green Chile, and LSBS winners will be determined by a panel of judges.  All other categories will be judged by “Peoples Choice” ballots at the event.  Click here for more information.

RV Parking Information (Cooks Only)

If you are a chili cook that uses propane, please read the New Mexico rules and regulations here. There will be a propane inspector on site Saturday morning to monitor propane use.

Vendors are welcome at the cook-off Saturday.  Vendor space is $75 for a 10′ x 10′ booth.  You must be selling chili, BBQ, chile, or a related product.  If you have questions on if your product is eligible or if you’d like to become a vendor, contact Holly at (877) 885-3885

Featuring Larry Joe Taylor, Reckless Kelly, Deryl Dodd, Josh Weathers Band, Brandon Rhyder, Tejas Brothers, Michael Hearne & SxSW, Keith Sykes, Max Stalling, Richard Leigh, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines! Keep an eye on for updates.

Location: Music venues throughout town Thursday – Saturday. Cook-off at Brandenburg Park Saturday 9am – 4pm.

Tickets are on sale now at  Three-day wristbands are $55 in advance, $65 at the gate. Entry to individual music events range from $13 – $17