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Salsa Contest Volunteer logo Saturday, August 5
10 a.m.
Bloomington Community Farmers' Market, Showers Plaza at City Hall - Showers Building

Summer's sun is still blazing, and we're about to kick up the heat with Bloomington's 29th annual salsa contest. Entries for the city's best homemade salsa will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges. Take part in the food showdown of the year, and revel in the abundance of locally grown ingredients and the culinary craftsmanship of the salsa creations.

Purchase your packet for $5 at Bloomingfoods East (3220 E. Third St.) or Bloomingfoods Near West Side (316 W. Sixth St.). Packets must be returned to Bloomingfoods East or West no later than 8 p.m. Friday, August 4. Packets include:

Judging takes place at the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 5. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in each of the categories. You or a representative must be present at the event by 11 a.m. to win.

Even if you don't enter, plan on joining the fun!

Salsa Dance Demonstration and Party!
  • Presented in cooperation with Arthur Murray Dance Studio, the annual salsa dance demonstration and party is afoot! Latin rhythms and lively dancing take place in conjunction with the Salsa Contest. Look cool; dance HOT! For more information call 812.334-0553.

Salsa Contest Regulations

Salsas should be entirely handmade with fresh ingredients; no additives, preservatives, artificial flavors, or processed sauces allowed. Twenty entries in each of the three categories (tomato-based raw, tomato-based cooked and specialty) are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All the ingredients in raw salsa must be completely uncooked (no smoking, braising, roasting, etc.) Specialty salsas may include tomatoes, but not as a main ingredient. Judges and their family members are not eligible to participate. Limit of one entry per category per person.

For more information, contact Marcia Veldman at 812-349-3738 or

Salsa tasting at Salsa Contest

Salsa Contest Sponsors

arthur murray