trunk sales

Chiles, Chocolate and Salsa!

Saturday & Sunday | October 25 & 26 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

| $5 members | $12 general public (children 12 and under free) Tickets available at the door or Click Here To Order your tickets online!

Treat yourself to our homage to the cult of the fiery chile – and decadent chocolate – two of the ingredients that define life in the Southwest! During the day, vendors feature chile- and Southwest-inspired crafts and chile- and chocolate-enhanced foodstuffs and culinary delights — everything from hand-ground moles and chile-flavored beers to chile shaped pottery and chile print aprons; chile roasters and ornamental and edible chile plants for sale, too. Food trucks featuring everything from ice cream and hot dogs to pizza and mesquite waffles will be seasoning things up with chiles and chocolate. And there’s music! From youthful mariachis to soothing Native American Flutes.

Vendors include: Alfonso Olive Oil, Alliance Beverage, Azucar Jewelry, Brian’s and Kelly’s Hatch Chile Ristras, Charles De Concini Chiltepines, Cheri’s Desert Harvest

Chocolate, Chris Young Chile Roaster, Desert Gatherings, Flor de Mayo, HF Coors

Home Comforts, Jupiter’s Dream Chocolates, L&M Ceramics, Maddy’s Face Painting

Mano y Metate, Queen Creek Olive Mill, Sage, Sonoran Glass School, Three Amigas

Timothy’s Collection Tiles and Tio Ceddy

Weekend musical lineup:


Mariachi Aztlán / Pueblo High School (10:30am-12:30pm)

Jovert Steel Drum Band / Tucson High School (1:30-3:30pm)


Entre Peruanos – Andean music (10:30am-12:30pm)

Gary Stroutsos – Native American flute (1:30-3:30pm)


Sponsored by Edible Baja and KXCI Community Radio.

Salsa the Night Away – Rafael Moreno & Descarga!

Saturday | October 25 | 7 p.m. | Performance Garden

 | $15 members | $25 general public (includes admission to the festival)

Click Here To Order your tickets online!

Founded in 1992 as a small Latin Jazz group, Descarga has grown into a ten-piece band under the creative direction of Rafael Moreno. During the evening, expect the vibrant stylings of Salsa, Cumbia and Merengue as well as Latin Jazz instrumentals and, of course, some original Descarga compositions! The Mobile Bistro will be on hand beginning at 6pm with a chile-inspired menu and a cash bar featuring chile infused beers and other libations.