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SEPTEMBER 24-26, 2021
The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce

Dates & Times

September 24th-26th, 2021
Friday 3:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday 10:00am - 12:00am
Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm


Historic Downtown Pueblo/Union Avenue


$5 gate admission 

About the Festival

The 27th Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival is being planned in full force! After a year of downsized events, we are happy to announce we are planning at full scale. 

In some places, the sight of falling leaves is synonymous with fall. In Pueblo, the savory aroma of roasting chilies signals summer’s end. This is Pueblo’s harvest celebration. The festival is 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 people from across the state and around the nation.

The Chile & Frijoles festival has many opportunities for Community Partnerships. If your company is interested in participating, consider becoming an Official Chile Fest Community Partner. This entails becoming a Gate Sponsor with benefits that last throughout the year! Contact Ava Deherrera for more information.

Featured Events

→ The Jalapeno Eating Contest
→ The Chihuahua Parade
→ Live Food Demonstrations
→ Farmer's Market & Chile Roasting

Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Throwback Fest Map

Popular Chile Fest Activities

→ Farmers Market, Local Dining & Shopping, & More!
→ Chili & Salsa Showdown


Perform in front of thousands of attendees this fall! The 3-day festival is a family-friendly event held in downtown Pueblo.

Applications are OPEN.

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines

→ No more than 175 guests allowed in any designated festival area at one time.
→ Temperature checks will be required to enter the farmers market.
→ Masks are REQUIRED for the festival. We encourage you to wear your mask unless eating or drinking.
→ Separate entry and exit gates.
→ Hand sanitizing stations available.

Chili & Salsa Showdown

The festival will heat things up with the Chili & Salsa Showdown sponsored by Brylak Law.

The competition will be held at the Pueblo Convention Center Saturday, September 25th for Commercial Entries and Sunday, September 26th for Non-Commercial Entries. Winners will receive cash prizes and bragging rights for best Red Chili, Green Chili, and Salsa.


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