During the 26th Annual Pueblo Chile & Frijoles THROWBACK Fest there will be two downtown areas designated for farmers markets with your favorite Pueblo grown chile roasting on Saturday 9/26 and Sunday 9/27 from the hours of 8:00am to 7:00pm. Patrons will be able to purchase their produce in a safe and socially distanced outdoor environment. Safety protocols will be in place and enforced by security personnel.
→ The Jalapeno Eating Contest
→ The Chihuahua Parade
→ 6 Entertainment Tents
→ Frijole Spitting Contest
→ Live Food Demonstrations
→ Street Vendors
All you need to know before joining us for an epic weekend dedicated to all things chile in Pueblo, CO!
Historic Downtown Pueblo in the SRDA Parking Lot and on S. Grand Ave. in front of the Vail Hotel
→ Saturday, September 26th – 8:00am-7:00pm
→ Sunday, September 27th – 8:00am-7:00pm
→ The $5 gate admission will NOT be required this year, instead we will have an online portal to “Donate” your gate admission and receive a coupon for $2 off any beverage.
FREE Parking Garages
S. Main St Parking Garage
Grand & City Center Dr
Pay to Park
Main Street Parking Garage - $10.00 per Day
Professional Bull Riders Parking Lot, back entrance off Victoria St
Conceal Carry accepted with Colorado credentials, no out of state.
Open Carry is forbidden.
Dogs are allowed at the event; they must be on a leash.
The festival will heat things up with the Chile & Salsa Showdown. The food competition will be held at the Pueblo Convention Center.
Saturday, September 26th at the Pueblo Convention Center
Winners of each category for the commercial entries will receive $500 along with bragging rights.
Sunday, September 27th at the Pueblo Convention Center
Entries will be awarded prizes for the top three places; first place will receive $100, second place will receive $50 and third place will receive $25.
Both commercial and non-commercial have three categories that will be judged including the best red chili, green chili and salsa. For more information please contact the Chamber at 719.542.1704.