The Minnesota Salsa Fest, the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) Central Chapter’s signature event, will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at Burlington Northern Park, located at 100 Aldrich Ave SW in Wadena.

The Minnesota Salsa Fest provides an opportunity to celebrate all things salsa and enjoy a local farmers market, regenerative agriculture classes, live music, food, beer and artisan vendors and the Minnesota salsa contest

Admission is free. The performance lineup includes The Duluth Spin Collective, Stearns County Pachanga Society, Elisa Korenne, Ben Ranson and Der Heiser Challah.

A full day of free Regenerative Agriculture Classes and demonstrations will be offered: seed saving by Kathy Connell - Seed Saving; fruit trees by Dr. Thaddeus McCarmant; livestock and grazing and soil health testing by Kent Solberg, garlic by Garlicky Bohemian Farm and mushroom farming by Ronald and Margaret Stelck.

Free salsa dance lessons will be provided by Bailame Dance Festival. A "Clean Energy for Your Home, Farm, and Business" presentation will be hosted by the Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT). Kids activities will be offered throughout the day.

To sign up for the salsa contest or for more information, contact Michael at Find a complete schedule and more information on the event at or at

The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota supports the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through farmer-to-farmer networking, innovation, demonstratio, and education.

This activity is funded in part by Sourcewell and made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.