For 29 years, Pueblo, Colorado has been celebrating a key agricultural staple of the area. Thousands pay homage to Pueblo’s best-loved crop: green chilies, particularly Pueblo Chile
What’s a Pueblo Chile? Pueblo chilies are comparable to moderate jalapeno peppers, and are usually a little warmer than cayenne peppers. Watch out for the smaller ones, they are usually the hottest. Those into Scoville Heat ranges, which is the unit used to measure pepper heat, it can be between 5,000 and 20,000 SHU.
And not just their famous Pueblo Chiles, but, also Anaheims, Jalapenos, and more! They roast them, fry them, boil them. What these folks can do with chiles is amazing!
The festival is held from September 22-24th this year on Union Square in Peublo. Getting there is easy with Southern Airways!
Here is just a “taste” of some of the events and things happening this year:
- There is a chihuahua parade.
- Salsa Showdown
- Hot Air Balloon Fest
- Farmer’s Market
- Chile Roasting
- And of course a Jalapeno Eating contest!
Plenty of entertainment abounds and this family fun event is easy on the pocket also! $6 General admission tickets, for children 12 and under free. And those with military IDs get in for free also!
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