2014 Chile Festival 

August 23 and 24th!! Thank you to all the vendors, corporate donors, volunteers and vidtors for making the Chile Festival a grand sucess! We hope to see all of you again next year for an even bigger and better time!

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote and raise funds for Habitat for Humanity by providing our community with a recreational and educational event that showcases local arts and crafts, and performing arts.  By partnering with various organizations and through generous donations of time, talent and treasure we also provide our community with an opportunity to purchase a variety of goods and services.


The Chile Festival is organized and managed by Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church, a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the state of New Mexico.  Shepherd of the Valley is a member to The Presbyterian/Catholic Coalition of Churches, which pledges to sponsor a home for Habitat for Humanity each year.  The Chile Festival contributes significantly to this fund. The church generously donates all the facilities at no cost.  Committee members serve without compensation of any kind.

Event Overview

The Chile Festival is a two day event that takes place each year at Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church.  The Festival has been held continuously since 1997.  This popular and free community gathering offers visitors great entertainment, wonderful arts and crafts, a kid’s area, book sale, baked goods sale, roasted chile, delicious food, and an exciting silent auction.


There are many ways to partner with Shepherd of the Valley in support of the Chile Festival.


Sponsorship & In-Kind Donations

Donate generously to cover the costs of tents, tables, jumpers, and other overhead expenses.


Silent Auction & Raffle Donations

We accept new merchandise, gift baskets, gift certificates, good-condition antiques, vacation packages, artwork, electronics, and more!


Baked Goods Donation

The Bake Sale provides delicious, low-cost goods to our visitors.  Church members and others in the community donate cakes, cookies, breads, pastries, pies, and other personal specialties.


Used Book Donation

In addition to books of all kinds, we also accept albums and electronic materials (books on tape/CD).


Volunteer in Various Areas

We are a volunteer-based organization.  We need help directing parking and staffing our various venues.


Habitot House Raffle

Each year, we build and raffle a special Habitot Playhouse.  It is taken to churches and city events during July and August to be raffled.