Gold: Loaf ‘N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival
Along Union Avenue
For three days at the end of summer, downtown Pueblo is transformed into a giant outdoor festival soaked in the enchanting aroma of roasting chile. People from all over the nation come to town to check out cooking competitions, live music, countless vendors, rides, arts and crafts, and, of course, chile and beans. While there is plenty of other fresh local produce, the chile is what gets people motivated to head downtown and get a batch for the changing of the seasons.
Silver: Colorado State Fair
1001 Beulah Ave., (800) 876-1953
Bronze: Pueblo Holistic Fair
900 W. Orman Ave., puebloholisticfair.com