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Colorado State Fair Celebrates the Pueblo Chile

09/03/2015

Colorado State Fair Celebrates the Pueblo Chile

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 3, 2015

Contacts:  

Chris Wiseman, General Manager, (719) 924-0151, Chris.Wiseman@state.co.us

Christi Lightcap, Dir. of Communications, (720) 480-8672, Christi.Lightcap@state.co.us

                                               

Colorado State Fair Celebrates the Pueblo Chile

 

PUEBLO, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair is proud to host a new event that is sure to spice things up! Pueblo Chile Day, September 5th, celebrates one of the most popular chilies in the region with a wide variety of festivities to honor the Pueblo Chile.

 “The Pueblo Chile has been a centerpiece of popular fair foods at the Colorado State Fair making us truly unique from other fairs across the country. This year, we are participating in a full-day celebration that will honor the Pueblo Chile and  those who grow the popular pepper,” said Colorado State Fair General Manager, Chris Wiseman.

 Throughout the run of the fair, attendees can enjoy a variety of fair food that highlights the Pueblo Chile including:

Chiles en Fuego outside of the Events Center and Giodone’s at the WeatherPort tent features their deep-fried green chilies, and green chili sloppers, french fries and nachos. Chiles en Fuego was voted Grand Champion during the 2014 Colorado State Fair Food Tasting Competition. Contact: Tommy Giodone Sr., 719-240-3369.

Manhattan’s next to the Colorado Building featuring pizza and green chili. Contact: Bob Carruth, 719-671-5105

Beatty’s outside of the American Furniture Warehouse Amphitheater and Budweiser Rodeo Arena featuring chili rellenos and salsa. Contact: Jim Beatty, 719-251-6373

Primetime at the Fair and Primetime Horse Arena featuring green chili and Pueblo Chile wrap. Contact: Kevin Baker, 719-671-0414.

Joey D’s at the Coca-Cola stage featuring green chili. Contact: Joe Delao, 719-406-3144.

 

This year also features a chile Lego sculpture and a Pueblo Chile information booth in the Colorado Building and chile flags along the Colorado Concourse.

 

On September 5th, Pueblo Chile Day Festivities include

Chile roasting (this is NEW to the Colorado State Fair)

Pueblo Chile Day proclamation (text is below)

11am news conference across from Colorado Building. Please direct any questions about the event or Pueblo Chile branding campaign to Paris Carmichael, Pueblo BOCC Community Information Manager atcarmichp@co.pueblo.co.us, 719-583-6534 or 719-252-8550.

 The Colorado State Fair runs August 28 - September 7, 2015.  For more information, visitwww.coloradostatefair.com.

 The 2015 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair's 143rd year as Colorado's premier celebration of agriculture. The Fairgrounds provides nearly $34 million in economic activity to Colorado throughout the year; $29 million of that activity is driven by the annual State Fair event. In addition to showcasing Colorado agriculture, the annual event features one of the country’s largest traveling carnivals, artwork, crafts, food competitions, thrilling rodeo action, a wide variety of food and merchandise booths and a Fiesta Day honoring Colorado's ties to the Hispanic culture. 

 

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