The aroma of roasting chilies in Pueblo, Colorado, alarms summer’s end the way the sight of fallen leaves in some places means the fall.
An amazing annual festival in Pueblo, hosted by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, falls on the third weekend after Labor Day attracting about 100,000 people over three days. The festival is dedicated to Pueblo's most popular variety of peppers called Mirasol. But you can find other kinds at the festival too. Every year, local farmers sell as much as $50,000 worth of peppers.
An award-winning Pueblo Chile & Frijoles Festival is organized by Loaf 'N Jug. The event also serves as Pueblo's harvest celebration. You'll find there arts and crafts, 200 vendors, and lots of Chiles! You can learn about all the possible ways to cook chilies and participate in cooking competitions. There are also plenty of performers on five live music stages. The festival takes place downtown along Union Avenue and usually draws Pueblo residents, people from across the state and also around the nation. Thousands of visitors pay homage to green chilies‚ particularly in a good graces at Pueblo.
Relish the festivities of the Festival and then take a boat ride around the Riverwalk.