Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food and beverage writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

Chile Pepper Festival

  • Roosevelt Row 128 East Roosevelt Street Phoenix, AZ, 85004 United States

The Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival is an all-ages, local food & music event on Roosevelt Street in the heart of Roosevelt Row Arts District of Downtown Phoenix, hosted by Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation (CDC) & Roosevelt Growhouse Community Garden.  Onsite chile roasting, cooking demos, live music, salsa dancing lessons, kid's activities + a Shortleash Rollover Donut station, Lawn Gnome Publishing's Ghost Pepper Talent Show, Deschutes beer AND a Cazadores Tequila gourmet margarita station are all on the menu! Announcement of the Chile Pepper Challenge winner and crowning of the year’s Chile Pepper Champion culminate the festivities.

Admission is FREE & open to the public! Tasting Tickets, Drink Tokens and Pre-Sale Bundle Discounts are available for purchase. All proceeds from the Festival go toward supporting urban farming education programs for students in downtown Phoenix and to support our walkable, urban arts district. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit this link.