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Pueblo, CO

Population: 108,073
Antony Boshier

Loaf 'N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival

Pueblo, CO, heats up every September with the annual Loaf 'N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival. The three-day event celebrates two of Pueblo's most famous Southwestern staples – Pueblo green chiles and frijoles (pinto beans). The event features music, arts and crafts, cooking and eating competitions, and a 5K run.

Don't Miss: The jalapeno eating contest – if you can stomach it

What's Served: Chiles, beans

What to Bring: Water. Things heat up quick around here.

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