Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico will have a busy Labor Day weekend. A week after kicking off New Mexico’s Centennial Celebration with Salsa Fest and hot air balloons in downtown Las Cruces, Southern New Mexico will celebrate Labor Day weekend with the 2011 Harvest Wine Festival, Hatch Chile Festival, and the first New Mexico State Football game of the season at Aggie Memorial Stadium versus Ohio. Southern New Mexico is without a doubt the place to be for Labor Day Weekend!
The 2011 Harvest Wine Festival will kick off at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds just west of Las Cruces on September 3, 2011 at noon and will run till 6 PM daily for the three day weekend. The Festival will feature wine tasting and over 50 vendors including arts and crafts and local agricultural products. Live music features Captain Radio and the Flyers as well as local favorite Bri Bagwell, who was in the top 10 for "CMT’s Next Superstar," a talent show competition. The Festival attracts people from every where and showcases a thriving industry in Southern New Mexico. For more information: http://www.wineharvestfestival.com/
If wine isn’t your passion then maybe the short drive north of Las Cruces is in order for the Hatch Chile Festival. Every Labor Day week-end Hatch celebrates its culture and draws in over 30,000 Chile Lovers, as featured on CBS, Food Network, and BBC as well as many other national media venues. To many people, nothing says New Mexico like Chile. If you have never experienced Hatch Green Chile, this is an event you don't want to miss! For more information visit http://www.hatchchilefest.com/
Las Cruces is no different than the rest of the country when it comes to football. New Mexico State University will kick off its football season behind Coach Walker as the Aggies take on Ohio at Aggie Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 3 at 6 PM. Las Cruces loves its Aggies. Fans enjoy cheering for the local team with the Organ Mountains in the background,and the terrific fall weather of Southern New Mexico. And what collegiate football game would it be without tail-gating? Yes, they will do that too! Ticket information: www.nmstatesports.com
Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico have many reasons to rejoice, and there will be no lack of celebration this Labor Day weekend. Join us!