Southwest Salsa Challenge
The My Nana's Best Tasting Salsa Challenge is a culinary event featuring restaurants, businesses and individuals competing to make the best salsa in their category. Over 80 competitors prepare fresh salsa on-site in either the mild or hot category. The grand champion will win $1,000 cash prize and attendees can vote for their favorite with dollars through the People's Choice Award.
A separate competition within the event is the Cazadores Margarita Mix-Off, which takes place from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Bartenders show off their talents to win the judge's vote for best Margarita.
Kids can also enjoy a day of fun at the event's Funzone, featuring interactive games for the entire family including multiple bounce houses, a bungee run, and laser tag.
More than 20,000 people are expected to come and taste more than 100 homemade salsas, listen to live music, enjoy margaritas, cold beers, great grilled food, and vote for their favorite salsa chef.
Hours: 11am - 6pm
Admission: $10 at gate, children 12 and under are free, VIP tickets $50
Tempe Beach Park
54 W Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ. 85281