12th Annual Salsa Showdown presented by Spire

May 27th, 2023

2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Cahaba Brewing Company

4500 5th Ave S Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222


$20 in advance, $25 at the event • Kids 5 and under are free!

Help us choose the winners in the best salsa, best queso, best guac, and best specialty dip categories.

Past participating restaurants and salsa companies include: 

  • Rojo Birmingham
  • La Paz
  • The Current

and more!

Want to compete? Register HERE if you are a restaurant and HERE if you are a home cook.

5:00 pm – Hot Pepper Eating Contest – Head to the pepper stage to compete yourself or watch your most daring friends embarrass themselves in our hot pepper-eating contest. It’s hot y’all. The hot pepper survivor wins a limited-edition Salsa Showdown shirt.


Don’t have the guts to take on the hot pepper challenge? We will be onsite selling the limited edition shirts along with a variety of Sidewalk merch.


We want to thank our sponsors Spire and Abogados Centro Legal!

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Educational and Outreach programs for the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema.

August 21-27, 2023

Sidewalk Film Festival

More info