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Whole Enchilada Fiesta at New Home,
September 22-24


It's a whole different enchilada this year, with Las Cruces' Whole Enchilada Fiesta moving to the Meersheidt/Hadley Sports Complex. The 26th annual fiesta will be Sept. 22-24. Not to worry, though: Despite the new location, Roberto Estrada of Roberto's restaurant will still be on hand to create the world's largest enchilada.

Local musical groups reflective of the Mesilla Valley will also be onstage throughout the weekend. Hours for the Fiesta Garden stage are Friday 6 p.m.-midnight (cover charge $5); Saturday 1-5:45 p.m. (free), 5:45 p.m.-midnight ($5); Sunday all day free, with special area for minors.

Admission to the fiesta is $2 for everyone age seven and older. For more information, call (505) 526-1938 or see www.twefie.com.


Preliminary Schedule

Friday, Sept. 22

6-6:30 p.m.: Opening ceremonies

6 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: Carnival

6 p.m.-12:30 a.m.: Vendor booths

6 p.m.-midnight: Free live entertainment.


Saturday, Sept. 23

7:30 a.m.: 1-mile Fun Run

8 a.m.: 5k run

9-10:15 a.m.: Pet parade

9 a.m.: 5k and Fun Run awards ceremonies

10 a.m.-12:30 a.m.: Carnival

10 a.m.-midnight: Vendor booths

10 a.m.: 26th Annual Parade

1 p.m.-midnight: Free live entertainment.


Sunday, Sept. 24

9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Motorcycle and car show

9:15-10 a.m.: Blessing of the Bikes

10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Carnival

10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Vendor booths

10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Free live entertainment.

10 a.m.: Making of the World's Largest Enchilada

3:30 p.m.: Motorcycle and car show awards presentation


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