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2016 …. upcoming events for chile lovers & foodies

2016 Chili Fests and Cookoffs around Denver 

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chili-calendar-logo-2016-124wThe Ultimate Taste Treat for Chile Lovers
Sept 10, noon to 6 pm at Lulu’s Farm in Brighton
Recipe Contest – $100 prizes
Sample Hatch Mild to Dynamite – a dozen chiles cooked up in quesadillas
Music, entertainment, fun for the whole family

 Sat-Sun, Aug 20-21: Winter Park Flamethrowers Chili Fest & Colo State Cookoff
Flamethrowers Chili Fest on Saturday is the District ICS competition.
Colorado State Cookoff is the ICS state competition.

Sat, Sept 10: Town of Superior 12th Annual Chili Fest
2 pm to 6 pm
Superior Community Park
1350 Coalton Rd map

Cookoffs for red chili, green chili, salsa, and guacamole
International Chili Society sanctioned competition. Winners go on to World Championship Cookoff.

Sept 10 & 11: Nick’s Garden Center Chili Fest

Sat 10 am to 4 pm, Sun 11 am to 3pm

!! This year Nick’s has a Green Chili Cookoff. Bring your green chili or green chili stew at 1pm Saturday for a chance to win $150, $100, or $50 cash prizes. Send email to to let us know you plan to enter.

Green Chili with Posole samples at the Chili Fest

Free Samples of spicy Green Chili with Posole Disappeared in no time at the Chili Fest at Nick’s Garden Center in 2011

Nick’s Garden Center,
2001 . Chambers Rd, Aurora 80014


Saturday, Sept 10Big Chili Cookoff in Evergreen
10:30 am to 6:00 pm
$15 at the door, $13.50 online
Order tickets here – scroll down to bottom of page
Buchanan Park
Benefit for Firefighters
Arts, Music & chili cookoff

Denver Chili Fest logoSaturday, Sept 19: Denver Chili Fest
10 am to 6:00 pm @ Lulu’s Farm in Brighton

Benefit for Food Bank of the Rockies – Suggested donation $5 or 2 cans food
The Champion Chili Dog Costume Contest
Fabulous music – The Crispy Nelson Band!
Enter Recipe Contest – $100 prizes, samples for public
Chile Education Station – free quesadillas, sample different chiles
Lots of samples – chile verde, salsas, appetizers, hot sauces, more

Sept 23-25:Loaf ‘N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival
Downtown Pueblo
Fri, 3 pm to 11 pm
Sat, 10 am to 11 pm
Sun, 10 am to 6 pm
$2/person, children under 12 free

A celebration of the Mirasol chile harvest, this festival features farms selling chiles and produce, food, and artisans and craftsmen. Attendance is over 100,000.