A summary of key features for each festival

September 20-22

Chile & Frijoles Festival
Friday– 3pm to Midnight
Saturday – 10am to Midnight
Sunday – 10am to 6pm
Location: Union Avenue Historic District, Pueblo, CO 81003
Admission: $5 Daily Single Admission
Children 12 & under Free!
Cookoff:  yes, red chili, green chili, salsas – commercial (ie, restaurants) and non-commercial competitions [6 competitions total] no public sampling

September 27 (Friday)

32nd Annual Firefighter Chili Cook-off

Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Larimer Square, between 14th & 15th on Larimer
Come hang out with Colorado’s Bravest and sample some amazing Red and Green Chili. All proceeds go to the Colorado Muscular Dystrophy Association. $5 entrees and $1 samples. Colorado Craft Beer available for sale day of the event.
Admission: free
Cook-off: yes, 2 categories: Red Chili, Green Chili, samples are $1
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October 12

Golden Chili Cook-off & Beer Tasting

Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Parfet Park
10th Street & Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401
Admission: $25 in advance / $30 at the door
Includes over 30 chili samples & 90 beer samples. 3 categories: Red Chili, Green Chili, and White Chili
Cook-off: yes, 3 categories: Red Chili, Green Chili, White Chili

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September 7, 2018

Big Chili Cook-off
Time: 10am – 5pm
Location: Buchanan Park
32003 Ellingwood Trail – Evergreen, CO 80439
Admission: $18 in advance, $20 at door
Cookoff: yes – 15 categories, over 100 entries
public tasting & voting
Website: bigchili.org
Note: This is the major fundraiser for the mountain area volunteer firefighters. Funds raised are the primary resource for funding equipment and gear for these firefighters.

Brighton Chile Fest
Time: noon – 6pm
Location: Lulu’s Farm
13201 E 144th – Brighton, CO 80601
Admission: Free
Cookoff: No
Website: brightonchilefest.com

Nick’s Garden Center Chile Fest
Time: 11am – 5pm
Location: Nick’s Garden Center
2001 S Chambers Rd, Aurora, CO 80014
Admission: Free
Cookoff: Yes, green chili and salsa, open to public, limited to 1st 15 entries
Website: nicksgardencenter.com/gardening-blog/nicks-chile-fest-2019

Westwood Chile Fest
Time: noon – 7pm
Location: Morrison Corridor, Newton St & West Virginia Ave, Littleton Map
Admission: Free
Cookoff: No
Website: https://www.bucuwestchilefest.com/

Town of Superior Chile Fest
Time: 2pm – 6pm
Superior Community Park
1350 Coalton Road, Superior
Admission: Free, reuseable chili cup for sampling is $5,
restaurant & ICS competitor samples
Cookoff: yes, green chili, red chili, salsa
Note – this cookoff is an International Chili Society sanctioned cookoff. The winners will go to the 52nd Annual World Championship Chili Cook-off in St. Louis Sept 29, 2018. This competition will have world-class chili entries.
Website: superiorcolorado.gov/departments/parks-recreation-open-space/community-events/chili-fest

August 28 & 29

Chile Harvest Festival
Time: Sat 10am-5pm / Sun 10:30am – 3pm
Location: Lakewood’s Heritage Center-A 20th Century Museum
801 S Yarrow St
Lakewood, CO 80226
Phone number(303) 987-7850
Cost: $5/adult, $2/child
Cookoff: yes