Each year, restaurants from around the state go toe-to-toe with the best green chile cheeseburger they can muster, in an effort to be crowned the "Green Chile Cheeseburger Champion!" This year’s competing restaurants are as follows, in no particular order:
Big Mike’s Burgers – Belen
Oso Grill – Capitan
High Point Grill – Albuquerque
Laguna Burger – Laguna
The challenge starts at high noon, with blind judging scheduled to take place shortly after, and People’s Choice judging to begin at 1:00 p.m. Fairgoers are encouraged to participate in the people’s choice judging, but availability is limited and ballots will be distributed among the crowd at random.