Chile lovers, rejoice!

The annual Chile & Frijoles Festival has arrived in Pueblo.

Thousands are expected this weekend in downtown Pueblo to celebrate two of the area's favorite crops: green chiles and frijoles (or pinto beans).

The aroma of roasting Pueblo chiles will signal summer's end and the arrival of fall. Festivalgoers can expect music, arts, crafts, a jalapeño-eating contest, a farmers market, cooking competitions and plenty of chiles.

Sunday morning features the "Hot to Trot" 10K, 5K, 2 Mile Walk and 1K Toddler Run.

Admission is $3 and children are free.

Chile & Frijoles Festival Hours:

  • Friday, Sept. 22 - 3 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 - 10 a.m. to midnight
  • Sunday, Sept. 24 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For a full schedule of events, head to the Chile & Frijoles Festival website.