David Antosiak (right) and his son  Joseph Antosiafom Monument Colo. sample some roasted Pueblo Colo. chile at the Chile &Frijoles Festival in Pueblo Colo. on Sept. 26,2015. (John Jaques,The Pueblo Chieftain)

Gold: Loaf ‘N Jug Chile and Frijoles Festival

Downtown Pueblo, along Union Avenue, (719) 542-1704

The Chile and Frijoles Festival signifies the launch of the fall season in Pueblo. This harvest celebration pays homage to the hard work of local farmers who take pride in their chile crops. From Anaheim to Pueblo chilies and freshly grown beans (frijoles), this festival draws visitors from around the nation. Aromas of freshly roasted chilies and a variety of autum produce fill the streets of downtown Pueblo along historic Union Avenue.

Silver: Wild West Festival

Downtown Pueblo along historic Union Avenue, (719) 542-1704

Bronze: St. Joseph’s Church Festival

1145 Aspen Road, (719) 544-1886