Bloomington's 29th Annual Salsa Contest

  • August 5, 2017
  • Showers Plaza
  • 401 N. Morton Street, Suite 250, Bloomington, IN 47404
  • (812) 349-3700
  • 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  • Contestants: $5; Everyone else: Free!

Have you purchased your entry packet yet for the 29th Annual Bloomingfoods & City of Bloomington Salsa Contest? On Saturday, August 5 at 10am at the Bloomington Farmer’s Market, entries for the city’s best homemade salsa will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges, and anyone can participate. Winners will receive prize bags with goodies from local businesses all over town!

You can pick up your entry packet at our East or West location for $5. Packets must be returned to either location no later than 8pm on Friday, August 4.

Even if you don't enter, plan on joining the fun! Taste the salsas while supplies last, as well as some salsas made by Bivis Tamales. There is a salsa-making demonstration at 10:15 a.m.

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.

Bloomington's 29th Annual Salsa Contest
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  • Showers Plaza
  • Contestants: $5; Everyone else: Free!