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Minturn Market goes out with a (hot chile) bang

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily/Jon Sheppard

Saturday marks the final Minturn Market of the season. The summer’s tried and true vendors will be ready to serve locals and tourists alike beginning at 9 a.m., but this week there will be a few special features to mark the end of the market.

This year will mark the first crowning of Ms. Minturn Market. Females over 18 years of age, married or single, are welcome to participate. There is no entrance fee but each entrant is asked to write 25 words or less on why they should be selected. The actual pageant and crowning will take place on Gallegos Stage North at noon.

Speaking of firsts, Guerrero’s Chile will donate peppers for the first annual “Can You Take The Heat?” chile eating contest.

“Everyone loves to eat, and we figure this favorite pastime will be made all the more enticing by throwing in a contest,” said market organizer Randy Milhoan.

The first place winner receives a bushel of chiles, second place gets a half bushel and the third place winner will take home a bag of chiles. Come and share in the excitement of the contest and entertain those in attendance. The contest will start at 1:30 p.m. on Nelson Avenue at the Guerrero’s fresh roasted chile booth. It’s free to participate and contestants will eat seven types of chiles.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Enjoy all this while listening to the sounds of Dave Anderson and Don Watson on Gallegos Stage North and local favorite Kevin Danzig on Gallegos Stage South. Three great musicians to finish up the 13th annual Minturn Market.

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