During the Festival of Salt, people learn how to harvest salt in the fields and how to distinguish different types of salt. There are many stands set up around the salt pans where guests can buy different types of salt and different types of scented salts used for baths and relaxation.
A cooking contest is held and the only salt that participants can use is, of course, the flower of salt harvested in Nin. The food prepared is judged by an expert panel of chefs and food critics. All participants are given a prize and the food is shared with the audience.