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!
Get your tickets (limited available!):
Pre-Sold at Eventbrite.com
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
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
Hot Pepper Eating Contest
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.