11 th Annual Historic Old Town Salsa Fiesta

Who makes the best salsa in Albuquerque? Come to Old Town Salsa Fiesta and find out!




11th Annual Historic Old Town Salsa Fiesta 2015!

Taste the flavors, feel the rhythms, and dance to the sounds of salsa during the 11th Annual Historic Old Town Salsa Fiesta! Salsa Fiesta will be returning to Historic Old Town on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.


Free for the public to attend. Participation in tasting of and voting on the best salsa is $5. This is a rain or shine event.

Salsa Fiesta

Come see New Mexico's fiercest cooks face-off as they battle to have their salsa named the Best Homemade Salsa in Albuquerque! Watch as competitors prepare their best salsa completely on-site. Taste the many flavors each salsa has to offer and vote for your favorite.

Schedule of Event

  • 12-7 p.m. - Live Entertainment
  • 12-2 p.m. - Preparation of salsa on-site
  • 2-2:30 p.m.- Sample preparation and booth decoration competition
  • 2:30-5 p.m. - Tasting and voting on the best salsa
  • 5:30 p.m. - Winners are announced

Salsa Recipe Competition

What's a Salsa Fiesta in New Mexico without a salsa recipe competition? This contest showcases the best salsa recipes from non-professional cooks in the region. The best salsa is determined by public vote. Participants can taste and vote for their favorite to win the Best Homemade Salsa Award. First place winners receive $1,000, second place receives $500, and third place receives $250.

Are you interested in competing to find out if you have the best homemade salsa? Fill out the application and turn it in.


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