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Saturday and Sunday, August 19th - 20th, 2017
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Nick’s Chile Fest 2017
Saturday September 9th 
Kickoff the chile season with us at Nick’s

-Discover new recipes to put to use and learn about all the varieties of peppers Nick’s has to offer

-Spin our prize wheel when you order peppers for a chance to win your peppers for free!

-See how to peel, seed, and pack your roasted peppers for freezing to enjoy year round.

Live Music by Latin Sol 1pm-5pm
Live cooking demonstrations Saturday Sept.9th
starting at noon
Nick’s café will be featuring Mexican Food
Come enjoy this great event!!

Nick’s Annual Green Chile Contest
Saturday Sept. 9th 1pm - 2:30pm
Do you have an awesome recipe for Green Chile?Bring it to Nick’s Garden Center by 1pm for a chance to win cash prizes! 

$150 – 1st place      

  $100 – 2nd place   $50 – 3rd place

Contest Limited to first 15 contestants.
Contest Rules:
You must bring the green chile prepared for judges to sample.
The green chile must be in a crockpot or proper container to hold proper temperature.
All entries must be at Nick’s by 1pm. No later!
You can take your container or crockpot home at 2:30 pm. Your chile will be sampled by public before that.
We will have you fill out a short entry form when you arrive. You must have a copy of your recipe printed to Share with Nick’s as we will share winning recipes with public.
NO contestants affiliated with Nick’s Garden Center or related to the owners.
Entry participant must be present to enter and claim prize.
Chile judges will be evaluating the Following:
TASTE: Taste, above all else is the most important factor. The taste should consist of the combination of the meat, peppers, spices, etc, with no particular ingredient being dominant, but rather a blend of the flavors.
CONSISTENCY: Chile must have a good ratio between sauce and meat. It should not be dry, watery, grainy, lumpy, or greasy.
AROMA: Chile should smell good. This also indicates what is in store when you taste it.
COLOR: Chile should look appetizing. Reddish brown is generally accepted as good.
BITE: Bite or after taste is the heat created by the various type of chile peppers and chile spices.
*Vegan, Organic and vegetarian recipes are welcome but will be judged collectively with traditional recipes.
It’s Simple: Bring your best rendition of Green Chile a.k.a. “Chile Verde”
and impress the judges with your tastiest recipe.
This is a contest for the best tasting GREEN CHILE prepared at your home and brought to Nick’s for judging by 1pm on 9/9/17.
No Chili Bean Recipes
Judging will be by Nick’s representatives. Let the best tasting Chile win! 
Limited to 15 Participants
1st come 1st entered
As soon as judging is done, anyone can sample the entries!
Sign Up at Registers or call 303-696-6657
Space is limited, serious participants only please.

Nick's Garden Center & Farm Market * 2001 South Chambers Road * Aurora, CO 80014 * (303) 696-6657