My Nana's Salsa Challenge 2017

Salsa Competition and Festival in Phoenix, Arizona

© Judy Hedding

The My Nana's Salsa Challenge is an annual culinary event where restaurants, businesses and individuals compete to make the best salsa in their category. More than 20,000 people are expected to come and taste homemade salsas, listen to live music, enjoy margaritas, cold beers, and food. Competitors prepare more than 100 varieties of fresh salsa in either the mild or hot category. Here's the best part — you get to taste them and vote for your favorite! This event is the largest annual fundraiser for the Arizona Hemophilia Association.


Photos from a previous Salsa Challenge.

When is the My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge?

Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where is it?

Covered parking (bring cash) with shuttle service is available at 4041 N. Central, less than a half mile away.

How do I get tickets and how much are they?

Tickets are $15 at the gate. Children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. Your admission gets you all the chips and salsa you can eat! Other food and beverages are available for purchase. VIP tickets are $55 each and include food and beverage in an air-cooled tent near the main stage.

Tickets may also be available at Fry's and Fry's Marketplace stores.

Are there any single ticket discounts available?

Discounted tickets for $12 may be offered online if you order early.

What else should I know?

The Too Hot to Trot Salsa Challenge 5K is scheduled for Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup opens at 7:30 a.m. Registration fee includes shirt, breakfast, a beverage and early admission to the Salsa Festival.

Two stages of musical entertainment that takes place throughout the day, starting at 10 a.m.

The Margarita Mix-Off competition takes place Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

There will be games and activities for children in the KidZone. There is a small charge for a daily wristband.

You can bring your dog as long as you follow park rules.

This is a rain or shine event.

What if I have more questions?

For more information, call at 602-955-3947 or visit My Nana's Salsa Challenge online.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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