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Southern Colorado's Annual Pueblo Chilli and Frijoles Festival

Updated on August 3, 2014

Display of Cubanelle Peppers

Cubanelle Peppers Bill Tarpenning
Cubanelle Peppers Bill Tarpenning | Source

Pueblo River Walk

River Walk,  Pueblo, Colorado
River Walk, Pueblo, Colorado | Source

Chilli and Frijoles Madness

Every year in late September, chile fanatics travel from miles and miles around Colorado just to attend the Pueblo's Annual Chile and Frijoles Festival.

This eighteen year past event was designed to promote and boost the city of Pueblo's agricultural community by representing Colorado with some of the finest home grown Chilies and pinto beans around. Not to mention the many talented artisan crafters and food vendors along which line downtown's old Union street.

Though the festival is an induction into the beginning of the fall season and a celebration to commemorate each year's end harvest, the temperatures usually swell into the double digits during this time of the year.

Don't Miss the Excitement!

Chili and Frijoles Festival
Chili and Frijoles Festival | Source

Take in the Sights and Sounds of Pueblo

Late Indian Summer brings hundreds of thousands of revelers each year who walk the sultry street and take in the often times noisy sounds of large roasters churning chilies as they breathe in the spicy aromatic flavors which entice throughout the air.

For a siesta, you might see many locals and tourists taking refuge to Pueblo's beautiful River Walk, which dissects just beneath Union street. Here you will find lovely shade and the sounds of street musicians playing for their tunes for your tip.

String of Multicolored Chiles

multicolored chile strings
multicolored chile strings | Source

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September Fun!

I enjoy attending Pueblo's Chile festival. Not only because of the splendid display of healthy chilies, but because I find the festive culture exhilarating, and the fact that this past year's 2011 show has put Pueblo on the map and its chile festival is now ranked #2 in the nation.

If you just happen to be in Colorado at the end of September, and you want an exciting adventure then don't pass up the Chilies and Frijoles!!!

Chiles Churning in a Roaster

Delightful Adventure!

4 stars for Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival

© 2012 ziyena


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  • ziyena profile image

    ziyena 5 years ago from Southern Colorado


  • diogenes profile image

    diogenes 5 years ago from UK and Mexico

    Andele mamacita...ya, me voy!


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    Zach 5 years ago from Colorado

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention ziyena! Though I live in northern CO, I'll definitely be making the trip this year. Sounds great.

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    ziyena 5 years ago from Southern Colorado

    Definitely, a blast. Believe it not, I think I enjoyed the sweltering heat the most ... can you tell I have cabin fever? lol

  • edelhaus profile image

    edelhaus 5 years ago from Munich, Germany

    Sounds fun! My husband is a huge fan of spicy food, so he would love this.

  • ziyena profile image

    ziyena 5 years ago from Southern Colorado


    I don't l know about the millions, but I'm certainly trying to persuade thousands ... :)

  • cleaner3 profile image

    cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

    Yes, My little hot jalepeno,

    You must come to Pueblo, and bring the millions, I said millions, of tourists to our little peice of heaven called Pueblo.

    eat some chile, talk to some mexicans walk the riverwalk, talk the chit-chat. and take home an experience.

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