Denver Events

2017 …. upcoming events for chile lovers & foodies

2017 Chili Fests and Cookoffs around Denver 

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Saturday, Sept 9: Brighton Chile Fest
noon to 6:00 pm, free
Lulu’s Farm in Brighton

Benefit for Food Bank of the Rockies
Fabulous music – Narrow Gauge
Chile Education Station – free quesadillas, sample different chiles
Lots of samples – chile verde, salsas, appetizers, hot sauces, more

Saturday, Sept 9: Nick’s Garden Center Chili Fest
noon to 5:00pm
FreeThis 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.
Nick’s Garden Center,
2001 . Chambers Rd, Aurora 80014
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


Sat, Sept 9: Town of Superior 12th Annual Chili Fest
2 pm to 6 pm, free
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.

Saturday, Sept 9Big 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

Sept 22-24: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
$3/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.


 Sat-Sun, Aug 19-20: 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.