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25th Annual Chile and Frijoles Festival is underway

Posted at 9:02 AM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 21:27:22-04

PUEBLO — The biggest festival of the year is underway in Pueblo. The Chile and Frijoles Festival is going to draw in thousands over the weekend in Pueblo.

Dalton Milberger of Milberger Farms said, "Chile is Pueblo and Pueblo is chile...we're picking chile like crazy...making sure we have all of our roasters ready to go."

He said the festival is a big part of the company's business. "They'll be thousands of bushels down there...we usually get down there around six in the morning and sometimes we don't leave till midnight."

Then there's the folks from Musso Farms. Rocky Musso said, "Really excited. Right at this stage maybe a bit overwhelmed. We've got a lot of chile to get out of the field, a lot of preparation that needs to be done, but we're on top of it so I feel really good."

Musso said his goal is "just making sure we pick all the different varieties of chile that we need and that's from extra hot to no heat at all."

The chile roasters will be in a new spot this year. You can find them in the parking lot by the Senior Resource Development Agency.

Here are a few event details:

Dates and times
Friday, September 20 - 3:00 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, September 21 - 10:00 a.m. to midnight
Sunday, September 22 - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Union Avenue Historic District Pueblo, CO

$5 Daily Single Admission
$12 3-Day Pass
Children 12 & Under FREE!
Active Duty Military FREE with ID

For more info, check out the event's website here.