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Chile and Frijoles festival coming to Pueblo on Sept. 21

Posted at 9:48 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 08:42:18-04
Chiles roast at the Chile and Frijoles Festival in Pueblo on Sept. 23, 2017.

PUEBLO – Fire up the roasters and prepare your taste buds, the annual Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival is here.

The festival starts on Friday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. and continues through Sunday evening.

The festival is one of the biggest events every year in the Steel City. It celebrates the chile harvest with events, vendors, live music and fun food competitions and averages 140,000 attendees over the three days.

Here is the schedule this year:

Friday: 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.

  • The farmer’s market, vendors and entertainment tents will open at 3 p.m. and will be open all day
  • Street vendors and live entertainment will perform to kick off the festival.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

  • The farmer’s market, vendors and entertainment tents will open at 10 a.m. and will be available all day
  • At 2 p.m. there will be a Chihuahua parade with prizes available for dogs with the best costume and other categories.
  • At 2:15 p.m. The “Chili & Salsa Showdown” results will be announced for the commercial category

Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • At 8 a.m., the “Too Hot to Trot” 5K, 10K and 2-mile walk will start. The Kiddie K starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • The farmer’s market, vendors and entertainment tents will open at 10 a.m. and will be available until 6 p.m.
  • At 2:15 p.m., the results for the non-commercial “Chili & Salsa Showdown” competition will be announced
  • At 4 p.m. the Jalapeño eating contest will begin

The festival will be held on N. Union Avenue and will shut down the street for the weekend.

Free parking shuttles are available from the Midtown Shopping Center parking lot, the Greater Pueblo  Chamber parking lot and the Main Street Parking Garage.

Tickets are $5 for adults and children under 12 get in for free.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST, 2018

Pueblo Toyota Entertainment Tent (Victoria & Grand)
5-6PM Fiesta Queen Court
6:15-8:30PM Sotelo Band
8:45-11:45PM Dynamix Band

Triple Crown Casinos Entertainment Tent (South Main St. & Alan Hamel)
6-8:30PM Radio Action
9-11:45PM Band Sparrow

Pueblo Dodge, Chrysler Jeep RAM Entertainment Tent (D Street & Union)
6-8:30PM Latin Thunder
9-11:45PM Triple Nickel

Colorado State University-Pueblo Entertainment Tent (C Street & Union)
6-8:30PM Myxed Nutz
9-11:45PM Dano Weston Band

Pueblo Sister Cities Entertainment Tent (Angelo’s Pizza Parking Lot)
6-8:30PM Spur of the Moment
9-11:45PM Sonrisa

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2018

Pueblo Toyota Entertainment Tent (Victoria & Grand)
12-1PM Los Amigos
1:15-3:30PM Razz Band
2:15PM Black Hills Energy Chili & Salsa Showdown COMMERCIAL WINNERS
3:45-5:45PM Azucar
6-8PM Primavera
8:30-11:30PM Bad Habitz

Triple Crown Casinos Entertainment Tent (South Main St. & Alan Hamel)
1-3PM Gorgeous Noise
3:30-5:30PM Stereo Tramps
6-8:30PM Faded
9-11:45PM Southern Belle

Pueblo Dodge, Chrysler Jeep RAM Entertainment Tent (D Street & Union)
1-3PM Mocking J’s
3:30-5:30PM Strange Love
6-8:30PM Playing with Fire
9-11:45PM Dr. Fine

Colorado State University-Pueblo Entertainment Tent (C Street & Union)
1-3PM Cold Brew’d 40
3:30-5:30PM Frankie & Juls
6-8:30PM The Verdict
9-11:45PM Atomic Fireballs

Pueblo Sister Cities Entertainment Tent (Angelo’s Pizza Parking Lot)
12-1PM Ortega Brothers
1-1:45PM Okolitza Tamburitzans
2-3 PM Black Hills Chihuahua Parade
3:30-5:30 PM International Beer & Wine Tasting
6-8:30 PM Gypsy, the Beat & the Kid
9-11:45 PM Afrossippi Band

Magic Stage (300 Block of Union Avenue)
12PM Magic of “Mr. E” and Kyle Groves
1:30PM Ortega Brothers
2PM Magic of “Mr. E” and Kyle Groves
3PM Ortega Brothers
4PM Magic of “Mr. E” and Kyle Groves
6PMMagic of “Mr. E” and Kyle Groves

SUNDAY, September 23RD, 2018

Pueblo Toyota Entertainment Tent (City Center Dr. & Union)
12:15-2PM Mid-Life Crisis
2:15PM Black Hills Energy Chili & Salsa Showdown NON-COMMERCIAL WINNERS
2:45-6PM Sierra Gold
4:00-4:30PM Colorado Lottery Jalapeno Eating Contest

Triple Crown Casinos Entertainment Tent (Victoria & Grand)
12-1PM Beyond Bridges
1:30-3:30PM Carlos & SOCO
4-6PM Steele Street

Pueblo Dodge, Chrysler Jeep RAM Entertainment Tent (D Street & Union)
12-1PM Another Road
1:30-3:30 Christian Jaquez
4-6PM Uptown Jam

Colorado State University-Pueblo Entertainment Tent (C Street & Union)
12-1PM Moonriders
1:30-3:30PM Barn Burners
4-6PM Serpico

Pueblo Sister Cities Entertainment Tent (Angelo’s Pizza Parking Lot)
12-1PM Joe Friday
1:30-3:30 PM Rick Black Band
4-6 PM Chivalry

Magic Stage (300 Block of Union Avenue)
1PM Magic of “Mr. E” and Kyle Groves
2PM Ortega Brothers
3PM Magic of “Mr. E” and Kyle Groves
4PM Ortega Brothers
5PM Magic of “Mr. E” and Kyle Groves