Registration open for Chihuahua Races

GRAHAM COUNTY– The Graham County Chamber of Commerce is announcing the immediate opening of the 2021 Chihuahua Races online registration.

Chihuahua owners interested in entering their animal into the race event can do so by clicking on  On the day of the race the chihuahuas will compete in order of their registration. Only the first 60 chihuahuas enrolled in the race are eligible to participate. Only chihuahuas are eligible to compete in the race. 

The annual SalsaFest Chihuahua Races will take place on Saturday, September 25th. This year the race course will be located at 7th Avenue and W Main Street in Safford, Arizona. All participants must check in at the registration table near the race between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.  

The first place winner of the race will be awarded $100. Second place winner will receive $25, and third place will win $5. The chihuahua costume contest prize winner will receive $25. 

This year’s Chihuahua Races are sponsored by Arizona G&T Cooperatives.

All animals must have current vaccinations and be kept on a leash.  For more information on race regulations and guidelines, visit