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Join us on April 6, 2013 for the 14th annual Salsa Festival. Free Admission!
Looking for a little spicy fun? The Three Rivers Salsa Festival features a fantastic line-up of South Texas entertainers and a gathering of local salsa chefs vying for the title of "Salsa Champion"!
The Salsa making contest is the highlight of the festival, with amateur and professional competitors offering their recipes for the public to sample. The competition boasts a grand prize of $1000! Grab a drink, TRY to make it through all the salsa entries, then cast your vote for your favorite!
The Hotter than Salsa Bike Ride has been canceled this due to concerns of traffic safety.
Applications & Forms:
Salsa Making Competition Application
For more information on the Three Rivers Salsa Festival 2013 please contact us at.
Toll Free: (888) 600-3115
Office: (361) 786-4330
The 14th annual Salsa Festival will be held in downtown Three Rivers on Saturday, April 6th, 2013.
Entertainment on the Country & Western Stage will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the Chris Rybak Band (Chris, Santiago Jimenez, Marvin Kremlin & james Rittenhouser).
The Brush Country Music Jamboree Band will begin performing at 10:30 a.m. The band will consist of Joe Nixon & Richard Helsly (Billy Mata's fiddler) on twin fiddles; James Skidmore on drums; Eddie Maxwell & Kim Green on lead guitar; Gary Carriger on Steel guitar; David Boyd on Keyboard; george Norris on rhythm guitar; Larry Sellers on bass guitar; & backup singers Lothell Dubose & Will Krause.
Guest performers will be Richard Hailey (Formally of the Neon Stars Band); Karen Williams, Casey Burr; Dottie Jack; Jade Jack; & the Ribbon Cane Bluegrass Group.
There will also be salsa tasting; slides for children, food & other vendor booths & many other activities.
There is no charge for admission. For more information, call the Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce at (361) 786-4330.
2013 Three Rivers Salsa Festival t-shirts for sale
2X only – $10 each
Limited supply. Call 361-786-4330.
Salsa Making Competition
Contestant Check-in: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Public Salsa Tasting: 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Judges Official Tasting: 1:00 p.m.
Amateur Division - Entry Fee $30
Professional Division - Entry Fee $35
Showmanship - Entry Fee $10
Click here for details on the Salsa Making Competition.
The festival will include live entertainment (country, tejano, gospel, and salsa music on two stages), exciting booths (food, drinks, arts/ crafts), and a children's area with games and attractions just for them.
Click here to see details on our entertainment.
Title Sponsor - The City of Three Rivers
Presenting Sponsor - First State Bank of Three Rivers
Red Hot Sponsors - Pioneer Natural Resources, Valero Three Rivers Refinery
Green Hot Sponsors - H.E.B., First National Bank, Talisman Energy
Other Sponsors - AEP, Budweiser, Kinsel Motors, Coca Cola, Coors, Shamrock Federal Credit Union, Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce