You have a job to do when you go to the Harvestfest & Junkapalooza in Glendive at the Dawson County Fairgrounds Oct. 13. Either enter the salsa contest or sample the salsas in a blind taste test and vote for your favorite.

There are three categories to enter: traditional fresh, traditional canned and any other, like corn or mango salsa. To enter the salsa contest Sunday, Oct. 13, bring two pint jars or a quart container of salsa to the tables set up along the midway by the free stage at the Dawson County Fairgrounds by 11:45. If the second jar isn’t used for samples, it will be returned.

People will get to taste the entries from noon to 3 p.m. with tortilla chips donated by Los Amigos and vote for their favorites by number in the three categories. Salsa should be labeled hot, medium or mild with name and phone number on the bottom of the jars.

Winners will be announced at 3:15 p.m. on the free stage when Kenny Slagsvold and friends are performing. Salsa winners in the three categories receive a certificate and $10 cash and first runner up $5 and of course bragging rights.

Rita and Steve Berube are chairing the salsa contest. For questions, contact them at 377-4403 or berube@midrivers.com. Contestants can retrieve their jars and any remaining salsa after 3PM.

This is just one of the activities during Glendive’s Harvest Fest & Junkapalooza October 13 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. as people celebrate local and the last farmers market of the season. Enjoy great vendor foods, musical entertainment and more while shopping for everything from produce and pumpkins to vintage furniture, creative arts and home décor. People are encouraged to bring apples and containers for free use of the cider press. There’s photo opps for fall pictures taken by a professional photographer. Young and old enjoy the hay rides, pumpkin patch, haybale maze and corn "sandbox." Kids 10 and under are free. Adults $3.

Wagons and wheelbarrows will be available to haul your pumpkins and treasures to your vehicles.

To have a preview of junkapalooza with appelizers and drinks plus a fall style show Saturday at 6 p.m., get tickets for the third annual Evening of Junkapalooza from Dawn Torres at 939-4771 or Salon Bliss.

Anyone interested in a booth inside, contact Dawn Torres at 939-4771 or outside contact the Farm to Table Store at 377-4285.

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