Ronda and I drove down to celebrate the harvest of the Mira Sol Chile in the 10th Annual Chile & Frijoles Festival. The Chile & Frijoles Festival is a fun, fall event designed to promote the area’s agriculture of Pueblo-grown chilies and pinto beans, as well as to display the works of many talented artisans and craftsmen. The festival, which is free to the public, takes place in the heart of downtown Pueblo.
It was quite a large festival with at least 6 or 8 blocks of food and craft tents. As we entered the festival we went by the area where they were roasting the green chili peppers. They roast the peppers in large wire cages that are rotated above a gas flame. The roasted peppers were available for purchase in small bags all the way up to bushel bags. It was interesting to see pallets of green chili peppers sitting in the back waiting to be roasted.
We wandered up and down the streets for awhile looking at all the different goodies and crafts. There was a Corvette show on one street with a nice selection of old and new Vettes. My favorite was a black 72 Stingray.
While I was down at the end of the block waiting for Ronda to finish looking over some clothes I did a double-take. Coming down the street was a 68 Shelby GT-350. I managed to get a quick snapshot as it was turning the corner.
We eventually dined on some of the tasty food and purchased some things to take home. Like: a quart of locally produced honey, a few bags of roasted pueblo peppers, some salsa, and a 20lb bag of pinto beans.
The weather was marvelous, sunny and mid-70’s.