Oxnard Salsa Festival

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Salsa Recipe Contest

Does your salsa have what it takes to be named the best?

Enter your Salsa in the Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge.

About the Contest

  • Pre-registration is required for all contestants – the deadline is Friday, July 20, 2018.
  • A maximum of 30 salsas will be accepted into the contest – No entries accepted on contest day.
  • Tasting will be limited to judges. Contest will be a blind taste test by the judges.
  • Tasting by the public is not permitted.

What you’ll need

  • Prepare 1 pint (16 oz) of your freshest and tastiest salsa for the contest.
  • Bring your salsa in a disposable container to the Festival on Sunday, July 29, between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.
  • Reminder … If you are traveling from a distance, transport your salsa in a cooler to keep it fresh!
  • Deliver to the big-top Salsa Tasting Tent at the south end of Plaza Park – pick up souvenir t-shirt.
  • Enjoy the Festival – winners will be announced around 12:55 p.m. at the MAIN STAGE and a sign announcing the winners will be posted Sunday afternoon at the Salsa Festival Info Booth.
  • Winners are encouraged to collect winnings at the Salsa Tent Cantina before 2:00 p.m.

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