Route 66 Salsa Festival

Competitors will vie for the best salsa in four categories on Saturday, June 1, in conjunction with the Route 66 Blowout in downtown Sapulpa.

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

Abby Graham dishes up her dad’s secret salsa recipe.

Abby Graham dishes up her dad’s secret salsa recipe.

On Saturday, June 1, the Sapulpa Rotary Club will hold its 6th annual Route 66 Salsa Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Courthouse Plaza parking lot (222 E. Dewey). This is a great chance for you to try a host of fresh, homemade salsas and support the Sapulpa Rotary Club.

    “This competition adds a spicy flair to an already-great ­tradition for Sapulpa,” says Rotarian Debbie Moss, co-chair of the festival. “Each year, the Salsa Festival has more ­participants and more unique salsas to taste test, and our Rotary members are proud to continue this new tradition in Sapulpa.”

    If you’ve got a fantastic salsa recipe of your own, whether red or green, that you’d like to enter, the Rotary Club is accepting ­contest entries through May 15, 2013. (After May 15, please call for availability as they are only accepting a limited amount of entries.) The cost to enter is $25.

    Prizes for salsas will be awarded in four categories: Mild, Medium, Hot, and People’s Choice. Winners in the Mild, Medium, and Hot categories will each receive $200 cash; the ­winner of the People’s Choice will receive $500 cash. Samples will be available at each ­competitor’s booth for a small fee – try as many as you like, then vote for your favorite.

    This year during the festival the Rotary Club will also be drawing the winner to their “Grocery Raffle.” The winner will receive a $1,000 gift card to Reasor’s. Tickets for the raffle are $10. For information on ­purchasing a ticket, contact Jon LaFevers at (918) 224-4800.

    Proceeds from the Salsa Festival will benefit the Sapulpa Rotary Club, which helps to fund scholarships, international projects, and local projects in the Sapulpa area. These local ­projects have included providing third grade students with their own dictionaries. The Sapulpa Rotary Club has also adopted Liberty Elementary School, which has included providing library books and sponsoring teacher appreciation luncheons.

    “The Salsa Festival has been a successful fundraising campaign for Sapulpa Rotary over the last five years, and we would very much like it to continue and become one of our longstanding traditions,” says Moss. For a ­salsa entry form or to find out more information about the Sapulpa Rotary Club and its many worthwhile projects, visit

    The Route 66 Salsa Festival is held each year in conjunction with the Route 66 Blowout in downtown Sapulpa. The highlight of this event is the Route 66 Car Show, which will see the streets lined with vintage and modern cars. The Blowout will also feature food vendors and a Children’s Zone. “Each year, the Route 66 Blowout gets bigger and better,” says Moss. “There are so many vendors and plenty to do for the whole family.” For more information on the Route 66 Blowout, contact Sapulpa Main Street at (918) 224-5709 or visit

    The Sapulpa Rotary Club’s Route 66 Salsa Festival is Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Courthouse Plaza parking lot (222 E. Dewey) ­during the Route 66 Blowout. For more information about the Salsa Festival or Sapulpa Rotary, or to register for the contest, contact Debbie Moss at

(918) 227-5765 or email ­eat0@eau0eav0eaw0. You can also visit the Sapulpa Rotary Club’s Route 66 Salsa Festival page on Facebook. 

For more information, contact

Sapulpa Rotary Club Route 66 Salsa Festival

(918) 227-5765

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