Monday, October 21, 2013

Lupus, Missouri: The Chili Fest, Part 2: The Town


Lupus, Missouri, Chili Fest weekend, October, 2013.


The annual Lupus Chili Fest occurs on the weekend closest to October's full moon. In 2013, the chili fest happened on October 19.

Lupus, Missouri, Chili Fest weekend, October, 2013.


The town only has a population of about 30, but it swells into the thousand-person mark during the festival. The festival proceeds are invested into the town for things such as road maintenance.

Lupus, Missouri, Chili Fest weekend, October, 2013.



The town's on the Missouri River. Some festival attendees float or motor boat to the event.

Lupus, Missouri, Chili Fest weekend, October, 2013.


I suspect Lupus is similar to Columbus, New Mexico, in that the residents like being out of the way and they value the idea of live and let live.


Lupus, Missouri, Chili Fest weekend, October, 2013.


One of the cool things about the town and its presentation of the music festival is the lack of pretense, and furthermore, there isn't even an attitude about the lack of pretense. It's just, we hope you enjoy yourselves, cuz we are, and we're glad you're here


Lupus, Missouri, Chili Fest weekend, October, 2013.



Throughout the year, the Lupus General Store is the living-roomy venue for performances by regional or national musicians, heavy on the original songwriting.


Lupus, Missouri, Chili Fest weekend, October, 2013.


Even in late October, the Lupus gardens flashed with profuse color, high and low. 


Lupus, Missouri, Chili Fest weekend, October, 2013.



Lupus, Missouri, Chili Fest weekend, October, 2013.



2 comments:

  1. what's the date for lupus chilifest 2014.

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    1. Hi! The Lupus Chilifest is usually the Saturday in October closest to the full moon. There's a Facebook page for the fest also.

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