Chiles, Chocolate and Day of the Dead! 2017-10-26T14:01:22+00:00

2017 Chiles & Chocolate & Day of the Dead!

Friday & Saturday, October 27 & 28 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$15 General Public | $5 Members | Children 12 and under Free


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Our 2017 homage to the cult of the fiery chile—and decadent chocolate—also celebrates another enduring tradition of the borderlands, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a time we remember and honor those who have gone before. Throughout the grounds, vendors feature chile and Day of the Dead inspired crafts and chile and chocolate culinary delights. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, chile roasters, musical entertainment, local artists, sales of ornamental and edible chile plants, free Day of the Dead-themed face painting and children’s activities.

Activities Include:

Chile and Day of the Dead-inspired crafts:

Musical entertainment by:

  • Rebecca Foreman Harpist – Friday 10am-12pm
  • Entre Peruanos – Friday 2-4pm
  • Jovert Steel Drum Band– Saturday 10am-12pm
  • Rafael Moreno Quartet– Saturday 2-4pm
  • Michael Salerno – Friday and Saturday 12-2pm

Artist-inspired Day of the Dead altars by local artists and schools including

Chile and chocolate enhanced culinary delights:

Cooking demonstrations by the chefs of the Garden Bistro

Chile and chocolate beers and wines at the Bistro Bar

Community altar inviting participants to leave recuerdos (remembrances) of lost loved ones



Sponsored by:

The Town of Oro Valley, La Posada and Nakoma Sky, R & A CPAs, Splendido, the Desert Leaf, and Edible Baja Arizona!