DEMING – Celebrating salsa in New Mexico borders on a ritual plain. Deming MainStreet Program is prepared to address this ritual by inviting the public to an extended three-day Salsa Festival, July 29-31.

DMS Executive Director Chelsea Evans has lined up entertainment for the weekend that will sandwich the traditional Saturday Salsa Festival at Luna County Courthouse Park.

“We plan on having our traditional Saturday events at the park. They will include the chile cookoff contest, salsa tasting, watermelon and jalapeno eating contests, and vendors.

Evans has added dance performances by the Southwest Fine Arts Studio, a cornhole tournament and a tortilla toss competition on Poplar Street located behind the courthouse.

Events at the Luna County Courthouse Park will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

By OngkyF