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May 17th & 18th, 2019
Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton Street
Wharton,TX 77488

Our inaugural event! A celebration of salsa and South Texas flavor and flair. If Tex-Mex is your thing and you frequently wish for bottomless chips and salsa… this festival and tailgate cook-off is for you!

Helpful Links and Forms:

Get your tickets (limited available!):
Pre-Sold at

Be a vendor or cook-off, salsa, or hot pepper eating contestant:
Download Participant Form and Rules

Become an event sponsor:
Download Details and Sponsor Form

Spread the word:
2019 Texas Salsa Showdown Facebook Event
Texas Salsa Showdown Facebook Page

Cash Prize Contests:

Tailgate Cook-Off Categories

• Beef Fajitas (with all the trimmings)
• Chef’s Choice (apps, dessert, your call!)
• Charro Beans

Texas Salsa Showdown Salsa Categories

• Home Chef
• Restaurant/Commercial

Hot Pepper Eating Contest

Event Details:

Walk through the FREE cook-off, car show, food truck, and vendor event on Saturday, May 18th.

Spice it up with a $20 ticket for entry to Tejano Night on Friday the 17th, and salsa sampling, cook-off tasting, People’s Choice voting, and entertainment by local favorites – Steel Country on Saturday!

Enjoy music, shopping, games, vendors, dancing, and more in historic Wharton, TX. Texas Salsa Showdown is brought to you by the Wharton Chamber of Commerce and Kapeesh Marketing, LLC.