In addition to music and surely some kick-ass salsa dancers, there will be a Salsa Cooking Lineup pitting young chefs from the Palm Beach County School district against each other. Other foodie events include salsa cooking demonstrations and a Best Salsa contest featuring dishes from the mayors of Wellington, Royal Palm Beach, Greenacres, Loxahatchee Groves, and Indian Trail. The chihuahua races are also popular, and involve a person standing at one end to release the dog and another person at the other end beckoning the pooch. Mostly the dogs just chase each other, but the first three dogs to make it to his or her human partner wins a prize. Those who want to race their chihuahuas will receive free entry into the festival, though they must fill out an application ahead of time. Tickets cost $10, and the festivities begin at 11 a.m. Visit salsafest.net, or call 561-790-6200.
Sat., Nov. 21, 11 a.m., 2009