Best Public Event

Chile Crowd

Chile Fest crowd in Pueblo Colo. on Sept.20, 2014.(John Jaques,The Pueblo Chieftain)

Gold: Loaf ‘N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival

Along Union Avenue

For three days near 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 world come to our little 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.

Colorado State Fair

Colorado State Fair

Silver: Colorado State Fair

1001 Beulah Ave., (800) 876-1953

Pueblo West 4th of July Wet Parade

Pueblo West 4th of July Wet Parade

Bronze:  Pueblo West 4th of July Wet Parade

Along Joe Martinez Blvd.