Arizona Hemophilia Association Presents the 29th Annual Salsa Challenge

The 29th Annual My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge is a day-long festival featuring the #1 condiment in the U.S. – Salsa! This culinary competition featuring over 100 freshly made salsas occurs on Sat., 4/27, 11a at Tempe Beach Park.
Over 100 salsas to sample at  My Nana's Salsa Challenge!
Over 100 salsas to sample at My Nana's Salsa Challenge!
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Feb. 5, 2013 - PRLog -- The 29th Annual My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge is a day-long festival featuring the #1 condiment in the U.S. – Salsa!  This culinary competition featuring over one hundred freshly made salsas will occur on Saturday, April 27 at Tempe Beach Park.  Gates open at 11am and professional “chefs” will compete for the judge’s vote while attendees enjoy chips and salsa!

The 29th Annual My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge proudly features restaurants, businesses and individuals competing to make the best tasting salsa in their category.  Attendees can expect to taste a variety of over a hundred different kinds of salsa, each prepared on-site and made with fresh ingredients; hot and mild!  Plus, over 3000 pounds of yummy tortilla chips will be served in one day!  One needs a good sturdy chip to scoop up such delectable delights!

The grand champion will win a $1,000 cash prize and attendees can vote for their favorite with dollars through the People’s Choice Award.

A separate competition within the event is the Cazadores Margarita Mix-Off, which takes place from 12:30-3:30 p.m.  Bartenders show off their talents to win the judge’s vote for best Margarita.

Kids can also enjoy a day of fun at the event’s SRP KidsZone, featuring interactive games for the entire family including multiple bounce houses, a bungee run, and other activities.

More than 20,000 people are expected to come and taste more than 100 homemade salsas, listen to live music featuring Champagne Tap and The Chadwick's, enjoy margaritas, cold beers, and vote for their favorite salsa chef.

The 29th Annual My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge tickets are only $15 at the gate and children under the age of 12 are admitted FREE!  (Must be accompanied by adult.) Purchase discounted tickets in advance for just $10 at any valley Fry’s or Fry’s Marketplace or Tickets are non-refundable, event is rain or shine.

VIP tickets will be available for the Cricket VIP Tent for just $55 each.  VIP ticket holders enjoy a tasty  meal prepared by Macayo's plus beverages in air-cooled tent*.

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Parking is available for $10 at Hayden Ferry (Rio Salado & Mill) or the US Airways Garage on Ash.  Don’t want to drive?  Take the Metro Light Rail to stop #21 (Mill Ave & Third Ave.)

Plus!  There is a kick-off event and it's back by popular demand.  The 2nd Annual Salsa 5K "Too Hot to Trot" will kick off the event again.  Participants enjoy a 5km loop of Tempe Town Lake and free admission to the Salsa Challenge followed by breakfast, music, and margaritas!

About Arizona Hemophilia Association
The Arizona Hemophilia Association is a volunteer-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life of individuals and families affected by bleeding disorders by providing caring support, quality education and targeted advocacy aimed at enhancing medical care and insurance coverage for the community.

Mission ~ The Arizona Hemophilia Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with inherited bleeding disorders, while advocating for a cure.

Event proceeds benefit the Arizona Hemophilia Association.  The organization serves this community with a variety of services, programming, counseling and children’s activities such as Camp Honor, held each summer in Prescott.
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