Chili Festivals are back! This fall we’ll have 10 chili fests from September 10 to November 5. Here you’ll get the latest scoop on upcoming happenings you won’t want to miss.

As usual, the granddaddy of them all is the Pueblo Chiles & Frijoles Festival Sep 23-25 – and they are expecting their largest turnout ever at over 150,000 attendees. The next largest is Superior Chili & Beer Fest on Sep 17 with about 4,000 attendees and the only International Chili Society sanctioned cook-off in the state. Third largest is The Big Chili Cook-Off in Evergreen at over 3,000 attendees… where every year several dozen cooks vie for cook-off honors.  And as an attendee you get to taste them all.

Are you looking to vie with other cooks in a cook-off? Or pig out and test your discerning palate as a cook-off judge? Or perhaps you’d like to volunteer and just help out … or just sample great chili.

Here you’ll find details and highlights for each festival. Any questions? Did we miss a festival? Please contact us at or 303-316-8002.

Savor the aroma of roasting chiles wafting through the crowd while you enjoy the music, and entertainment

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