Enrollment open for 11th annual Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic

Photo courtesy Jacque Aragon
Enrollment is now open for the 11th annual Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic. The cook-off, part of the Mountain Chile Cha Cha, will take place on Sept. 22.

By Jacque Aragon
Special to The PREVIEW
Enrollment is open for the 11th annual Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic (PAGCC).
The cost to enter is $10 and all participants in this community event will receive an entry gift. Winners in the meat, vegetarian and overall people’s choice categories will receive $200 each and trophies, while second- and third-place winners receive medals and bragging rights. Registration is first-come, first-served, so don’t miss your chance to participate in this event.
Commercial entrants pay $25 and first place will land them a special award. Commercial entries are also eligible for People’s Choice award for first, second and third place.
PAGCC is part of the 13th annual Mountain Chile Cha Cha. The Cha Cha is partnering with the Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce this year.
The Cha Cha will be held rain or shine on Sept. 22 at Town Park. This event is free and also features a music concert by New Mexico’s Sangre Joven and several races hosted by the Pagosa Peaks Volleyball Club (joingecko.org to register), a Mexican beer garden, margarita contest, green chile roasted and for sale, and a kids’ corner.
For more information or to enter the cook-off, please call Jacque at 946-7636 or register online at ilovegreenchile.com.