Salsa Making Competition

Salsa Making Comptetition

The Inland Empire Salsa Festival Challenge 2018


Contest will be open to the first 50 entries per category.

Event date- Saturday June 2nd, 2018

About the Contest:

  • 2 Salsa Categories- Best Red & Best Green/Mango
    • Registration is required for all contestants – the deadline is Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 5pm. Register below. A payment form will appear after you submit your registration.
    • Entry Fee: $40 per entry- Maximum of one (1) salsa entry per entry fee. Maximum of two (2) total Salsa entries per contestant accepted. Each entry fee also includes 2- general admission ticket to the IE Salsa Festival on June 2nd, 2018. Additional tickets are available for purchase here.
    • Multiple entries cannot be made into the same category. Mango Salsa will fall into the Green categories.
  • $500 Prize awarded for: Best Red Salsa
  • $500 Prize awarded for: Best Green/Mango Salsa

Judging Information:

Salsa Drop off: MONDAY MAY 21st – 8:30am- 5:30pm– Salsa Entries due by contestants to the KGGI Studios- 2030 Iowa Ave Suite 100. Riverside CA, 92507 by 5:30pm.

  • Tasting will be limited to judges. Contest will be a blind taste test by a panel of judges.
  • Tasting by the public is not permitted.

What you’ll need to do

  • Prepare 1 Quart (32 oz) of your freshest and tastiest salsa for the contest.
  • Judging will take place at the 99.1 KGGI Studios the week PRIOR to the Salsa Festival.
  • Please bring your salsa in a disposable container (or container you are willing to leave behind. It will not be returned) to the KGGI studios located at 2030 Iowa Ave Suite 100. Riverside CA 92507 on Monday May 1st, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30pm.
  • Reminder … If you are traveling from a distance, transport your salsa in a cooler to keep it fresh!
  • Enjoy the Festival – winners will be announced at approximately 2pm (subject to change) at the MAIN STAGE ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT June 2nd, 2018 and the winners will be posted online at after the festival.
  • YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE $40 ENTRY FEE IS PAID. Cash not accepted. Please pay via online payment form that loads after you submit your registration. Click here if you did not make a payment after submitting your registration form.

If you make great salsa . . . TAKE THE CHALLENGE!



Salsa Competition Entry Form

What type of salsa?

How hot is your salsa(s)?

4 + 15 =

****Registration and Fees due by May 18th, 2018 at 5pm****

For more information:
Entries will be acknowledged by-email within a week of receipt.

Inland Empire Salsa Festival - Riverside - Competition

Inland Empire Salsa Festival
White Park / Downtown Riverside

3936 Chestnut St.
Riverside, CA  92501

(951) 684-1991

Inland Empire Salsa Festival

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