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2014 Chili Fests and Cookoffs around Denver [season is over]

Click here for information on our chile classes.

I teach green chile classes from August to October. If you are interested in holding a class,  please email me at

May 17 & 18: Band Wild West Fest
ICS Regional Cookoff

parking lot of Memorial Hall
South Union Ave
Pueblo, Colorado

Sept 6 & 7: Chili Fest

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

!! This year we have a Green Chili Cookoff. Bring your green chili or green chili stew at 1pm Saturday for a chance to win $100, $50, or $25 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

- sample gourmet & award-winning recipes made with different chile varieties

- free quesadillas .. try out different varieties of chiles

- learn all about chiles, how to peel, seed, and pack for freezing

- cooking demonstrations



Sat, Sept 8: 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.


Sunday, Sept 7Big 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

Saturday, Sept 14: Denver Chili Fest
Denver Chili Fest 201210 am to 4:00 pm @ Lulu’s Farm in Brighton
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 20-22: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.