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Oxnard Salsa Festival

lil mikey | Jul 31, 2005 04:05 PM

We went yesterday and had a pretty nice time. It's cooler, as it's closer to the coast, and there is on-going salsa music during the day and into the evening. Tonight Johnny Polanco is playing.

There are a number of good food booths, including a Brazilian barbecue place with very good barbecued tri-tip and chicken. There are also several good Mexican places, a great quacamole booth, an aepelskiver booth, and best of all a huge tent in which you can taste various hot salsas.

It's $3 to get into the salsa tent, and you get a bag of tortilla chips as well as 10 tasting tickets (plenty for my wife and me). There are about 25-30 different kinds of salsa to taste, from mango salsa to the normal red stuff, to a cheesey salsa to a creamy gazpacho salsa.

And thankfully, there's a beer garden right alongside to quench the fire on the tongue. We were commenting how lucrative a cold drink concession within that tent must be.

Anyway, it's way better than the Lotus Festival. A little further drive, but in our minds very worth it. They're open until 7 tonight.

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