September 16 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Todd County Fair Grounds
9th St NE, Long Prairie, MN 56347 United States

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LONG PRAIRIE, MINN. –  In celebration of food grown locally in Central Minnesota and the rich cultural diversity of our farming community, the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) will bring together salsa lovers from all over the state to enjoy live music, salsa tasting, local food vendors and artisan shopping, a salsa contest and fun for the whole family at the first annual Minnesota Salsa Fest at the Todd County Fairgrounds on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This community event aims to spotlight all things salsa-related available right here in our region, showcasing Mexican food from Taqueria Chavez (Long Prairie), El Portal (Melrose), Griff’s Pizza (Long Prairie), Ted & Gen’s BBQ and Finnegan’s beer, live music with Diamante de Mexico (Diamond of Mexico), salsa-making demonstrations, a salsa contest, salsa ice cream for sample and sale developed by the University of Minnesota Ice Cream Lab and served by the Todd County dairy princesses, and local vendors selling salsa and other farmers’ market goods. The goal of the event is to build friendships, raise awareness of SFA, and support local growers and producers by giving them a new marketing opportunity to compete with their salsa recipes and/or sell their goods.

The tentative program is as follows:

11 am                    Welcome

11 - 6                     Local artisan shopping/food vendors + demos/classes

12:30-2, 2:30-4   Live music

3:30-4:30              Salsa contest tabulation/judging

5                              Introduce celeb judges/announce winners

6                              Thank you and good night

Tickets are $5/person at the gate and kids 12 and under are free. Or, find the SFA promoting Salsa Fest at one of the area’s events this summer and get a buy-one-get-one-free ticket! Find the Facebook event here.

If you are interested in competing in the salsa taste-test contest, being a vendor, or becoming a sponsor for Salsa Fest, please visit the event webpage at or send us an email at for more info.

The event is a fundraiser for the Sustainable Farming Association as it continues to teach the importance of sustainable agriculture in protecting and restoring soil health, water quality, wildlife habitat, and air quality.