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25th annual Chile & Frijoles Festival returns to Pueblo this weekend

2019 Chile and Frijoles Festival
Chile and Frijoles festival this weekend in Pueblo
Posted at 11:38 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 19:27:15-04

PUEBLO — If you didn't already have plans this weekend, you do now! The annual Chile & Frijoles Festival returns to Pueblo for its 25th year.

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.

It starts Friday, Sept. 20, and goes through the weekend on Union Avenue Historic District.

Activities include a chili and salsa showdown, a jalapeno eating contest, 180 street vendors, and a farmers market.

There will be a free shuttle service available.

Event Schedule:

Friday, Sept. 20: 3 p.m. to midnight
- Walters Brewery Corn Hole Tournament Triple Crown Casinos Tent

Saturday, Sept 21: 10 a.m. to midnight
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: PCC Culinary program presents the Chile Academy recipe demonstrations at Credit Union of Colorado tent
- 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.: Don’t Forget the Frijole Bean Spitting Contest at Rusler Produce Farmers Market
- 3 p.m.: Chihuahua Parade at TBK Bank – C St.

Sunday, Sept. 22: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: PCC Culinary program presents the Chile Academy recipe demonstrations at Credit Union of Colorado tent
- 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.: Don’t Forget the Frijole Bean Spitting Contest at Rusler Produce Farmers Market
- 4 p.m.: Jalapeno Eating Contest

Ticket Prices:

$5 for a single day admission ticket
$12 for a three-day pass
$30 for ME+three-day pass
Children 12 and under get in for free as well as active duty military with ID

Chile and Frijoles festival coming to Pueblo on Sept. 21

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Entertainment Schedule

Friday, Sept 20:

Triple Crown Casinos – Grand Ave.

- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Radio Action

- 9 to 11:45 p.m. Dr. Fine

Pueblo Dodge – D St & Union

- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Myxed Nutz

- 9 to 11:45 p.m. Band Sparrow

CSU-Pueblo – Alan Hamel

- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mixed Emotions

- 9 to 11:45 p.m. Dano Weston Band

TBK Bank – C St.

- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sandy Wells

- 9 to 11:45 p.m. Sonrisa

Credit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot

- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Spur of the Moment

- 9 to 11:45 p.m. Jacob Christopher Band

Pueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.

- 5:30 to 6 p.m. Fiesta Court

- 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Razz Band

- 8:45 to 11:45 p.m. Dynamix Band

9:40 to 10 p.m. Fireworks

Saturday, Sept. 21:

Triple Crown Casinos – Grand Ave.

- 1 to 3 p.m. High Mileage

- 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Strange Love

- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Faded

- 9 to 11:45 p.m. Triple Nickel

Pueblo Dodge – D St & Union

- 1 to 3:00 p.m. Mocking J's

- 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. All Axxess

- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Stereo Tramps

- 9 to 11:45 p.m. Afrossippi Band

CSU-Pueblo – Alan Hamel

- 1 to 3:00 p.m. Hi-Fidelity

- 3:30-5:30 pm Frankie & Juls

- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Latin Thunder

- 9 to 11:45 p.m. Blynd Mojo

TBK Bank – C St.

- 1 to 3 p.m. Bessemer Belaires

- 3 to 3:30 p.m. Chihuahua Parade

- 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Red Eye Blind Fly

- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Playing With Fire

- 9 to 11:45 p.m. Steele Street

Credit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot

- 11 to 12 p.m. PCC Culinary Demonstration

- 12 to 1 p.m. PCC Culinary Demonstration

- 2:15 to 2:30 p.m. Chili & Salsa Showdown Commercial Winners

- 2:30 to 4 p.m. Barn Burners

- 4:30 to 6 p.m. Moonriders

- 6 to 8:30 p.m. Gift Foundation Showcase

- 6:15 p.m. Art Perez

- 6:35 p.m. Jim Giltner

- 7:00 p.m. Out On A Limb

- 7:45 p.m. The Daughters of Wanda

- 9 to 11:45 p.m. Gypsy, The Beat & The Kid

Pueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.

- 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Los Creyentes de la familia

- 1:30 3:30 p.m. Jonathon Castillo y Profundo

- 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. Primavera

- 6 to 8 p.m. Motivado

- 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Bad Habitz

Union & B Family Stage

- 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 p.m. Magic of Mr. E and Kyle Groves

- 1:30, 3:00 p.m. Ortega Brothers

9:40 to 10 p.m. Fireworks

Sunday, Sept 22:

Triple Crown Casinos – Grand Ave.

- 12 to 1 p.m. Beyond Bridges

- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Gravel

- 4 to 6 p.m. Chivalry

Pueblo Dodge – D St. & Union

- 12 to 3:30 p.m. Heart & Soul

- 4 to 6 p.m. Uptown Jam

CSU-Pueblo – Alan Hamel

- 12 to 1 p.m. Christian Jacquez

- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Joe Friday

- 4 to 6 p.m. Dotsero

TBK Bank – C St.

- 12 to 1 p.m. Frontline

- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. George Duncan & The Moonlighters

- 4 to 6 p.m. Patrick Kratzer

Credit Union of Colorado – Angelo’s Pizza Lot

- 11 to 12 p.m. PCC Culinary Demonstration

- 12 to 1 p.m. PCC Culinary Demonstration

- 1 to 2 p.m. PCC Culinary Demonstration

- 2:15 to 2:30 p.m. Chili & Salsa Showdown Commercial Winners

- 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Another Road

- 4 to 6 p.m. The Blue Pepper Trio

Pueblo Toyota – Victoria & D St.

- 12:15 to 2 p.m. Azucar

- 2:45 to 6 p.m. Mid Life Crisis

- 4 to 4:30 p.m. Jalapeno Eating Contest

Union & B Family Stage

- 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 p.m. Magic of Mr. E and Kyle Groves

- 2:00, 4:00 p.m. Ortega Brothers

For more information on the festival, click here.