Southern Colorado's Annual Pueblo Chilli and Frijoles Festival
Display of Cubanelle Peppers
Pueblo River Walk
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!
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
Your Favorite Green Chile:
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
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