The Salsa Challenge

IMGP62691The Salsa Challenge is an opportunity for people, amateurs and professionals, to show off your salsa making skills and unbeatable recipes. All salsas are prepared on-site, right in the Salsa Challenge tent. Festival attendees have the chance to buy chips and go to each salsa challenge contestant to sample their awesome and unique salsas and then vote for the best in the People’s Choice competition. Bragging rights, as well as $$$ prizes, are awarded to the best of the best! Congratulations to El Coronado for taking first place in the professional category, Cody Ochoa  for taking first place in the judge's choice amateur category, and Amelia  Sainz for taking first place in the people's choice amateur category.




 Jalapeño Eating Competition & The Salsa Slurp Competition

Jalapeno ContestThink you've got what it takes to beat the heat? Those who did entered the Jalapeño or Salsa Eating Competitions! Congratulations to Ramie Loya; first place winner of the Jalapeño Eating Competition and Crystal Williams; first place winner of the Salsa Slurp!



Chihuahua Races & Costume ContestDog Costume

Dozens of Chihuahuas raced to the finish line last year but only one wins the title of the fastest pup!

Shortly after the races, the dogs hit the runway to strut their stuff in their best costumes. Prizes were be given to the top dogs and their proud owners!

Congratulations to Piojo for taking first place in the Race and Sparkle for taking first place in the Costume Contest!flickr


 Car Show - Hot Cars on the Salsa Trail

SalsaFest Car 2013 Hot Cars on the Salsa Trail Car Show! Over forty proud owners parked their vintage cars and trucks on Main Street this year hoping to take home the "Best in Show" award and next year is only going to be bigger with more cars and more prizes.



Kids KornerSalsaFest Kids

This year, the Kids Korner featured face painting, a pinata, a petting zoo, a tomato toss, and other fun games!


Salsa Walk

The Annual Salsa Walk is a fun and invigorating event that raises funds and generates awareness of all the great things that the Boys & Girls Club of the Gila Valley does for the community.





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Have you heard? SalsaFest was featured in AZ Highways as one of the top festivals for 2012!



The Salsa Trail has partnered with Local First, in support of locally owned businesses in Arizona. To learn more about this partnership, click here.