The 6th annual GREEN CHILE, RED CHILE, and SALSA cook-off will take place from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013 on the Adams State University Campus Green as part of the annual Autumn@Adams celebration.
The event will feature the chile/salsa cook-off, jalapeño eating contest, student club vendors, music, and entertainment for the kids including a watermelon seed spitting contest! The public is encouraged to enter. Cash prizes, up to $150 for first place, will be awarded to the top chile/salsa entries, as voted upon by the public who will sample the chile and salsa. A $50 cash prize will also be awarded to the best decorated table with a "chile cook-off" theme. Cost for contestants is $10per category, and $3 for participants tasting and judging the food
Monte Vista Crane Festival For the past 2,000 years, the Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge has witnessed the migration of thousands of sandhill cranes. This year the 31st Annual Monte Vista Crane Festival will be March 7-9, and will be educational as well as fun. They will have an arts & crafts fair, bus tours, and educational lectures at the Middle School by biologists & wildlife experts