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JACKSONVILLE, May 19, 2017--Tomatoes are ready and the 33rd Annual Tomato Fest Salsa Contest is one spicy event happening on Saturday, June 10th, sponsored by Gourmet Gardens. Over $400 in cash prizes will be given to the best of the best Salsa recipes. The Salsa Contest will be Saturday, June 10th during the annual Tomato Fest. Entries can be dropped off the week of Tomato Fest at the Chamber office located inside the Norman Activity Center, 526 E. Commerce, Jacksonville or the morning of the festival located inside the Norman Activity Center, 526 E. Commerce, between 9:30 – 10:30 am. The categories are $75 each for 1st Place for Poetically Pico, Mildly Mannered, Magnificently Medium or Hallelujah Hot and 2nd Place each receive $35. Winners will be announced at 12:30 pm main stage under the overpass. Entries must be submitted in glass jar with clean, rust-free lids along with entry form. Entries accepted from all ages and any community. The recipe and hot sauce entry becomes the property of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.
Other activities happening on Saturday, June 10th in downtown Jacksonville, include 200+ vendors, Farmers Market, Soccer Tournament, Car Show, Health Screening, Art Exhibit, History Display, Motorcycle Show, lots of festival food, fried green tomatoes, $500 Got Talent Contest, $1000 Photo Contest, Entertainment, Tomato Eating Contest, Tomato Peeling Contest, Tomato Shoot, Tomato Packing Contest, Tomato Shed Tour, Retail Shopping downtown with great sales and so much more. Visit www.JacksonvilleTexas.com/tomato-fest for details of activities or call Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce at 903-586-2217.
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