Musso family a part of Pueblo Chile Fest history

The Musso family booth at the Chili and Frijoles Festival
The Musso family booth at the Chili and Frijoles Festival

What is something that takes you home to Southern Colorado? Is it the cow manure going through Swink, Co? Or the burning of leaves in the mountains? Maybe it’s sitting by a hot fire on a cool afternoon.

We all know that fall is right around the corner, but what is the end of summer without the Chile and Frijoles Festival in the historic downtown Pueblo. The aroma of roasting chilis is something that Pueblo natives and visitors always look forward to.

The 20th annual Chile and Frijoles Festival brought nearly 100,000 people to the Union Avenue Historic District, and there is one booth at the festival that absolutely nobody can pass by without stopping: the Musso family chile roasting booth.

The Musso family has left a lasting impression on everyone who gathers for this yearly event. The Musso farms are family owned and have a long history that dates back to the late 1800s., and they have been a part of the Chile Festival since the beginning.

At their booth, they offer mild, medium, and hot chili, as well as fresh grown produce like Colorado peaches and watermelon, bell peppers, sweet corn, beets, green beans, squash, cucumbers and much more.

When the Chile and Frijoles Festival comes around next year, be sure to visit the Musso family booth for a taste of history and some of the best homegrown fare Colorado has to offer.