Team Santa Clarita will be competing in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department 2nd Annual Stars and Stripes Barbeque and Salsa Showdown Saturday at the Jack Bones Equestrian Center in Castaic.
Deputies from Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station just completed painting and remodeling the Team Santa Clarita Station’s booth, and tell us they are ready for an energetic salsa showdown tomorrow from 11a.m until 5 p.m..
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”We have gathered old secret family recipes from various people assigned to Santa Clarita Sheriff’s station, and have come up with two incredible salsa formulas,” the cryptic, tomato-stained release said. “We look forward to competing in the Medium and Hot salsa categories tomorrow at the event.”
You can’t say you weren’t warned here.
Many of the Santa Clarita Station ‘s Crime Prevention Unit zone leaders, along with numerous patrol deputies, will be on hand serving Team Santa Clarita’s secret salsa recipes. They invite everyone to come introduce themselves, try the salsas and vote for the local team to win the People’s Choice Award.
This event is open to the public and features BBQ booths, salsa booths, a Kid’s Zone, food and drink vendors, live music, race car displays, games, retail vendors, military displays, LASD Department displays, and more.
Competitors from throughout Southern California will compete to show who makes the best medium, hot, or sweet salsa, who grills up the best chicken wings, and who smokes the best pork roasts, pork ribs and beef brisket. In addition to the food offered by the competitors, a variety of food vendors will offer everything from ice cream to barbeque.
Admission is only $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 7-14, and free to children 6 and under. Admission includes a BBQ/Salsa tasting card, entitling the bearer to sample the entries and vote on their favorites for the “People’s Choice” awards.
All activities take place on the grounds of the Sheriff Department’s Jack Bones Equestrian Center, located at 26893 Tapia Canyon Road, Castaic, California. Free parking is available at the event.
Proceeds will benefit Special Olympics of Southern California, 999 for Kids, Wives Behind the Badge, and LASD Motorsports. Only service animals may be brought into the event.
There are no ATM’s at the event, so bring cash. The BBQ and Salsa Showdown will be held rain or shine. Need more info? Visit the event website at www.alanar.net/BBQ