NMDA hosts Battle of the Salsas at 2018 New Mexico State Fair

Do you have what it takes to judge the best salsas in New Mexico? Whether you’re a salsa connoisseur or simply a fan of New Mexico-made food, the New Mexico Department of Agriculture invites you to participate in this year’s Battle of the Salsas at the New Mexico State Fair.

NMDA will host the Battle of the Salsas from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. during the state fair Sept. 8 in the courtyard of the Agriculture Building located on the fairgrounds. All New-Mexico-made, commercially produced and shelf-stable salsas that are already available for sale at the New Mexico Country Store are eligible for entry.

Fairgoers have the chance to select their favorite salsa from over 30 samples of New Mexico’s best. Participants will be given a bag of New Mexico-made tortilla chips and a ballot to vote. After the votes are counted, the top three crowd favorites will be selected and announced. 

New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture Jeff Witte encourages everyone to attend the Battle of the Salsas, put their taste buds to the test, and see how their picks compared with the overall voting results. 

“The best part is that you can purchase this year’s winning salsas at the Country Store,” said Witte. “But you’ll need to get there early, because we sell out fast!”

For more information about the New Mexico State Fair, visit statefair.exponm.com. For more information about the New Mexico – Taste the Tradition program, visit www.newmexicotradition.com.