Without a motorcycle rally in Ignacio on Labor Day weekend, the Chamber of Commerce and Farmers Fresh Market will host a green chile festival Sept. 1 and 2.
The event will start at noon Sept. 1 with a cornhole tournament, beer garden and music behind the grocery store, 565 Goddard Ave.
The same events will take place Saturday, along with a green chile cook-off and salsa contest. Cooking starts that morning, with entries due by noon. Music and a beer garden start at noon, with kids’ games at 1 p.m. Judging is at 2 p.m., followed by a block party from 6 to 10 p.m.
The store is selling and roasting green chiles grown near Ignacio.
The Ignacio motorcycle rally has been a tradition since the mid-1990s, first known as the Iron Horse Motorcycle Rally. It then had a private owner and the Chamber of Commerce organized events for bikers. The most recent organizer, Johnny Valdez, ran the rally in 2015 and 2016. The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally hasn’t announced this year’s event is canceled, but no activities have been organized.