Pueblo Tradition

The Bell Game

Central’s Isaiah Valdez, left, and Alejandro Tapia, right, tackle Centennial’s Patrocino Gonzales during the Bell Game at Dutch Clark Stadium on Sept. 16, 2016 in Pueblo, Colo. (Chris McLean, The Pueblo Chieftain)

Gold: The Bell Game

Dutch Clark Stadium 1001 W. Abriendo Ave.

In 1892 two high schools played a game of football with a bell going to the winner. Little did they know they were starting one of the oldest and most well known high school football rivalries to ever exist. This Pueblo tradition has pitted friends and family members against each other for that one Friday night in September where you’re either a Wildcat or a Bulldog, red or blue, a champ or an almost ran. With 13.00 screaming fans, kids lucky enough to play this event remember it forever.

Silver: Sloppers

Various restaurants, notably Coors Tavern and the Sunset Inn

Bronze: The Colorado State Fair

1001 Beulah Ave., (800) 876-1953

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