Redwood City is fired up for its 11th annual Salsa Festival on September 29th, 2018 from 12pm – 8pm with 3 stages!
Salsa music, salsa dancing, and salsa tasting are at the forefront, featuring three stages. See below for schedules.
1. The Salsa tasting competition:
Our Salsa Tasting & Competition unites amateur and professional Salsa Chefs seeking fun, prizes, and Salsa Glory, and showcases succulent salsa for festival-goers to sample and take part in the judging. Public tasting is from 12:00-5:00pm, but it’s best to arrive early to be sure to try them all!
Along with an array of salsa choices, local restaurants also offer their scrumptious fares throughout the day. This free festival also boasts public Tequila Tasting, FREE hands-on art projects, a Children’s Play Area complete with bounce houses, and much more. Redwood City’s Salsa Festival guarantees a fun-filled day of tasty salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a fine time for the entire family from noon until 8:00pm. So bring your dancing shoes!
* Salsa Tasting end times vary from booth to booth depending on how many gallons are made.
CALL FOR ENTRIES!
Increased Prize Amounts (see below)!
Teams make 10 gallons of Salsa on site, and can enter the salsa challenge as an individuals, or businesses. Choose between the categories of Mild and Hot. The festival goers will be able to purchase a tasting kit in order to cast their vote for the “People’s Choice Award.” Salsa will be judged by a qualified panel of judges based on aroma, consistency, color, appropriate heat level, taste and after-taste. This panel will also judge each team booth for Best Decorated.
Deadline for entries: August 31, 2018 or when all spaces are full. (entries must be postmarked by this date)
Print & fill out the forms at http://www.redwoodcity.org/residents/redwood-city-events/festivals-holiday-events/salsa-festival/salsa-tasting-competition
More information at: http://www.redwoodcity.org/salsafest
Check out our Call for Entries Video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgNoi6S_1yk
Music spread throughout downtown!
· Courthouse Square Salsa Stage
· Latin Jazz Stage
· Reggae Stage
Competitions galore with Increased Prize Amounts this year! (See below)
· People’s Choice Award!
– $750 prize and award for 1st place
– $500 prize for 2nd place
– $350 prize for 3rd place
· Best Hot Salsa – $400 prize and award
· Best Mild Salsa – $400 prize and award
· Best Decorated Booth – $400 prize and award
· Public Salsa Tasting from 12-5pm
Fun activities for the entire family!
· Hands-on FREE Art projects
· Tequila Tasting
· Microbrew Tasting
· Children’s Play Area
Culture abounds in Downtown!
· City and Community booths
· Local restaurants offering their delicious fares
2. The Salsa music with 3 stages!
Salsa Fest Schedule
Courthouse Square (Salsa) Stage
12:00pm Orquesta Bembe
2:00pm El Kombo Clasiko
4:00pm Orquesta Borinquen
6:15pm Orquesta N’ Rumba
Latin Jazz Stage
1:00pm Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo
3:00pm Cabanijazz Project
5:00pm Ray Obiedo’s Latin Jazz Project featuring Peter Michael Escovedo
Learn more at: http://www.redwoodcity.org/salsafest