My Nana's Salsa ChallengePosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- If you love salsa, then there's only one place you need to be this weekend -- My Nana's Salsa Challenge.
It's exactly what it sounds like -- a daylong festival featuring some of the best salsa around.
Professional chefs and amateurs -- more than 80 competitors -- will compete for top honors in mild and hot categories. The competitors will be preparing their creations live on-site, so you know they'll be fresh.
Josh Pryor, the 2010 grand champion shared the secret ingredient in his award-winning salsa.
"Passion," he said.
The annual event is a Valley favorite, featuring more than 100 homemade salsas and more than 3,000 pounds of tortilla chips. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend.
Proceeds benefit the Arizona Hemophilia Association, , a non-profit organization that serves the individuals and families affected by bleeding disorders. 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.
My Nana's Salsa Challenge takes place April 2 at Tempe Beach Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.SalsaChallenge.com.
Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children 12 and younger get in free with an adult. Discount tickets are available at Fry's or Fry's Marketplace.
Parking is available for $5 at Rio Salado and Hardy or enjoy preferred parking for $10 at Hayden Ferry or the US Airways Garage on Ash. If you don't want to drive, you can take the Metro Light Rail to stop #21 (Mill Avenue/Third Avenue).