Public Event

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.,