A food festival ripe with culture and soul.
September 20-22, 2019
In some places, the sight of falling leaves is synonymous with fall. In Pueblo, the savory aroma of roasting chilies signals summer’s end.
The annual Chile & Frijoles Festival, held each year the third weekend after Labor Day, is Pueblo’s harvest celebration. The festival s hosted by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce.
Every year, thousands pay homage to Pueblo’s best-loved crop: green chilies, particularly Pueblo Chile.
The event features live entertainment, street vendors, cooking competitions, and chilies, chilies, chilies! Held downtown along Union Avenue, the festival draws Pueblo residents as well as Read More
Did someone say Pueblo Chile?! Saturday, September 1st is the official Pueblo Chile Day at the Colorado State Fair! We are celebrating with a Pueblo Chile Eating Contest.
Saturday, September 1st, 2018 at 2:00pm Located at the AFW Amphitheater, Colorado State Fair
Judging Criteria: 100% Quantity of Pueblo Chiles (How many eaten)
Each contestant begins with a bowl of 10 fresh Pueblo Chiles. Contestants must finish eating contents of the first bowl before receiving additional bowls. Contestant must compete for the entire 10 minute round to be eligible for prizes. During the water break, at the 5 minute mark, contestant may drop out of the competition but will be ineligible for prizes. In the Read More
Did someone say Pueblo Chile?! Saturday, September 1st is the official Pueblo Chile Day at the Colorado State Fair! The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce will be roasting fresh Pueblo Chile and giving away free sample-sized chile wraps in front of the Colorado Building until gone. Events also include a media conference at 12pm with Representative Daneya Esgar and a Pueblo Chile Eating Contest open to the public at 2pm.
The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Pueblo Chile Growers Association, has a booth inside the Colorado Building where you can take samples of fresh varieties of Pueblo-grown chile, purchase salsa, and stock up on Pueblo-Chile inspired Read More
The Pueblo Chile License Plate will be available for purchase beginning on Monday, August 6th 2018. Join us at 7:30am on August 6th for a brief press conference. The doors will open at 8:00am to purchase your official plate. Please come and help us celebrate!
Location: Pueblo County Courthouse, 215 W 10th Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
The annual Chile & Frijoles Festival Presented by Loaf ‘N Jug is Pueblo’s harvest celebration. The festival is sponsored by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and runs September 22-25, 2017.