The Brighton Chile Fest (formerly Denver Chile Fest) is the Rocky Mountain Region’s premier annual celebration of the chile harvest
Brighton Chile Fest is a one day event at Lulu’s Farm (located at Highway 85 and 144th Avenue in Brighton, Colorado) that’s literally all about chiles, and tons of fun for all ages!
Enjoy the biggest selection of fresh roasted chiles in the region! Pre-order your chiles by the full or half-bushel, and we can have them ready for you to pick up, or order on site, and we’ll roast them while you enjoy the festival, and let you know when they are ready. We start roasting at 6 AM, and sell hundreds of bushels throughout the day. It’s your perfect opportunity to stock up.
Savor the finger-lickin’ good, sweet taste of freshly roasted Peaches & Cream corn on the cob, roasted to order, just for you. Sample a wide variety of specialty and gourmet foods, sauces, jams, and jellies.
Be sure to visit the Demo Zone for demonstrations on working with chiles, making salsa, the art of roasting chiles, and more.
And of course, it wouldn’t be the Chile Fest without our popular Quesadilla Station! Don’t be shy… this is your chance to sample various chiles snuggled in between layers of a warm, toasty, ooey-gooey, melty, cheese-filled, freshly made tortilla. Did we just make your mouth water?!
The Brighton Chile Fest is tons of fun for all ages
Enjoy live music by Narrow Gauge. Back by popular demand, this popular cover band plays a terrific variety of timeless classic rock, country, and country-rock tunes. Their tunes will make you want to get up and dance.
For the kids, we’ve got the Fun Zone, complete with a bouncy house, obstacle course, t-shirt decorating station, face painting, and more!
The shopper in you will enjoy wandering among the exhibits of artisan crafted items and unique locally sourced and manufactured merchandise vendors.
And what would a festival be without delicious offerings from popular food trucks. Delight your taste buds with offerings from the Colorado Pig Rig, Green Chile Cheesesteaks, and Sweet Penelope’z BBQ & Catering, and others!
Last but not least, come early for your chance to vote for People’s Choice in the recipe contests! And if you’re a foodie with a green or red chili, or sweet chile recipe you’re proud of, be sure to check out the recipe contest. You could win a great prize and some serious bragging rights if your recipe is selected as a winner.
Brighton Chile Fest—supporting the community!
Support two great causes while you have fun! This event wouldn’t be complete without giving back to the community. Don’t miss your chance to win great prizes in the raffle for an awesome Traeger Grill.
Take a turn in the Prize Cube and keep what you can catch from the variety of prizes and savings certificates from area restaurants and businesses! Proceeds from the Raffle and Prize Cube benefit the Brighton Legacy Foundation to provide scholarships for area youth.
The Brighton Chile Fest also benefits Food Bank of the Rockies. A portion of all liquor sales goes towards filling the shelves of local food pantries. You can also drop off non-perishable food or monetary donations as well. Every dollar donated provides four meals to hungry families!
Schedule of Events
- 11:30 — Recipe contestant check-in
- 12:00-6:00 — Vendor exhibits and food trucks open
- 12:00 — Recipe contest judging
- 12:30-1:00 — People’s choice judging
- 1:00-6:00 — Live music by Narrow Gauge
- 2:00 — Recipe contest awards
- 5:30 — Raffle drawing for Green Mountain Grill
Are you coming in from outside of the Metro Denver area and need a hotel? Our Host hotel is the Best Western. Please call 303-637-7710 and ask for the Brighton Chile Fest rate by S (1.4 mi)
Other Lodging Options
- Fairfield Inn & Suites (1.4 mi)
- Hampton Inn (1.4 mi)
- Holiday Inn Express (5.7 mi)
- Candlewood Suites (5.7 mi)
Contact the Brighton Chile Fest.