The 27th Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival is being planned in full force! After a year of downsized events, it has been announced they will be at full scale this year.
The Chile and Frijole Festival was created to promote Pueblo’s rich agriculture and encourage our community, and region, to buy local fresh products at any of the numerous farm stands and specialty shops available during the festival and year round.
The event features live entertainment, street vendors, cooking competitions, and chilies, chilies, chilies! Held downtown along Union Avenue, the festival draws Pueblo residents as well as people from across the state and around the nation.
This event will occur from September 24th-26th, Friday 3 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Historic Downtown Pueblo/Union Avenue. The price is $5 gate admission.
What parking is available?
FREE Parking Garages: S. Main St Parking Garage and Grand & City Center Dr
Daily Shuttle Pickup & Dropoff at Midtown Parking Lot
Handicap Parking at Professional Bull Riders Parking Lot, back entrance off Victoria St
Are dogs allowed at the festival?
Dogs are allowed at the event; they must be on a leash.
Is curbside chile pickup available?
Curbside pickup will not be available at the 2021 festival. Curbside pickup was born out of a COVID necessity last year and meant to provide a safer buying option to Pueblo Chile lovers. With the current option of fully open outdoor farm stands and festival we want to put the focus back on enjoyment of personally experiencing these fresh local options.
How can I support the Festival?
The Chile & Frijoles festival has many opportunities for Community Partnerships. If your company is interested in participating, consider becoming an Official Chile Fest Community Partner. This entails becoming a Gate Sponsor with benefits that last throughout the year! Contact Ava Deherrera for more information at