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Santa Fe Trail Days

 Saturday June 11th, 2005 Trinidad, Colorado

20th Annual Chugwater CCO | Colorado State 2005 | Golden 2004 | Chili at the Ranch '05 | Sundance 2005 | Santa Fe Trail Days 2005 | Mtn States CCO | Bailey 2005

Santa Fe Trail Days 2005

The day started out with beautiful clear blue skies.  This changed later with but even cloudbursts couldn't dampen the spirits for this cookoff.  Friday night there was a very well received cooks party at the Trinidad Brewery.  The cooks with RV's parked, and set up, on the street outside the brewery. The next day the sun shone brightly and the crowds started to gather for the event.  There were venders of every kind, a car show, petting zoo, pony rides etc..  everything you would expect from this long running festival.  The crowd dispersed a bit during a downpour of rain, but quite a few people gathered under the tents, with the cooks.  Rodney Lilly took the honors in the Red category this day.  Steve Lee took Green and Showmanship and Mike Parker took first in the Bean category.  All in all a wonderful day in Southern Colorado!



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Event Photos



And the Winners Are


1 Rodney Lilly Amarillo Texas   6 Richard Kelly Parker Colorado
2 Susan Campbell Amarillo Texas   7 Linda Wilkinson Loveland Colorado
3 Mike Parker Trinidad Colorado   8 Carol Lilly Amarillo Texas
4 Julia Lampo Highlands Ranch Colorado   9 Rocky Kimball Highlands Ranch Colorado
5 Scott Campbell Amarillo Texas   10 Gerry Gryniewicz Broomfield Colorado


1 Warriors of the Crimson Pepper Steve Lee Longmont Colorado
2   Karen Hendricks Broomfield Colorado
3 Hog Wild Rodney Lilly Amarillo Texas

Chili Verde

1 Steve Lee Longmont Colorado
2 Ramona Borrego Trinidad Colorado
3 Karen Hendricks Broomfield Colorado
1 Carol Lilly Amarillo Texas
2 Mike Parker Trinidad Colorado
3 Ramona Borrego Trinidad Colorado
1 Scott Campbell Amarillo Texas
2 Susan Campbell Amarillo Texas
3 Ramona Barezo Trinidad Colorado