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Matanza Salsa Competition

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We are thrilled to announce, that during the 2019 Española Community Matanza, we will be hosting a Local Salsa Competition.

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
at the NNMC Campus
Registration will begin at 11:00AM and close at 12:00PM
(Online registration will be available the week prior)
No entry fee.


Ribbons will be given out to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each category.
The Public will also get to vote for their favorite Salsa, with the winning Salsa receiving a Ribbon for “Community Favorite”.

Salsa Competition Rules
1.) There are no age or resident restrictions to enter this contest.
2.) Each entry should be prepared fresh in advance.
3.) Each entry should consist of one (1) pint for judging.
4.) All entries MUST include the recipe on a 3x5 index card. And should also indicate if the salsa is Mild, Medium or Hot. Salsa recipe is open to interpretation, we welcome YOUR style.
5.) Chips will be provided for judging.
6.) For the following categories: Individual, Business and Restaurant, each entry will receive a number. This allows for each entry to be judged according to merit rather than name. (We believe in a fair competition)
7.) Judging will be done by a panel using the following criteria: A) Appearance B) Consistency C) Flavor D )Creativity

Those looking to compete in the “Community Favorite” category, each participant will be allowed to set up their own booth (each entry must provide their own canopy, table and chair) and provide enough salsa for the community to taste. Chips and small serving cups will be provided to each booth. Each booth must be set up by 11:00AM, and registered no later than 12:00PM. We encourage booth decoration.

We are kindly asking for entrants to RSVP if they anticipate competing in the Salsa Competition.It's not a registration form (an online form will be available the week prior to the event, and a hard copy will be available in March) This will help us be prepared for the competition. You can find the RSVP Form at:

Earlier Event: May 3
Matanza Softball Tournament