12 & 13, 2019
If you Love Tacos and “Who Doesn’t Love Tacos™”, then we have the place for you: the Arizona Taco Festival. Ten years ago, The Arizona Taco Festival created the first ever taco festival in the WORLD. Yepp — that’s right. We’ve grown so much that we had to move, so we’re “movin’ on up” to WestWorld of Scottsdale, and elevating the taco fest experience for our guests like never before.
Our famous Tequila Expo features over 100 tequilas for guests to sample. Everything from tequila, sotol, bacanora, mezcal and more will be found.
LUCHA LIBRE ARENA
These masked wrestlers entertain the crowd with their dramatic wrestling skills, while defying gravity, as they leap across the ring.
My Nana’s Best Tasting
HOLY HOT SAUCE TENT
Guests get to try the most eclectic and fearsome hot sauces, curated by Vic Clinco, the owner of the largest private collection of hot sauces in the country.
MUSIC & DJ’s
All the live music, DJ’s, dancers, wedding, crazy contests and of course our awards ceremony, will go down from here. Get your seat!
CHIHUAHUA BEAUTY PAGEANT
This iconic contest is a real crowd-pleaser. 20+ chihuahuas strut their stuff on stage, dressed in the most outrageous outfits from their zany owners.
HOT CHILI PEPPER EATING CONTEST
So you think you’re so hot? Contestants eat their way through 5 rounds of increasingly hotter peppers until one fire-proof palette.
TACO GORDO TACO EATING CONTEST
This speed contest tests just how much of a taco devourer contestants are. 10 people on stage in an all out taco pigout to see how many tacos they can put down.
DAY OF THE DEAD WEDDING
Couples enter to win our full day of the dead wedding package. The lucky couple gets hitched onstage and then celebrate with their wedding party in a private cabaña.
…AND MUCH MORE!
OCT 3RD | RICH HINOJOSA
We’ve partnered with Williams Sonoma to host monthly cooking demos at their Biltmore location with the top chefs in the valley. Next up is Rich Hinojosa from CRUjiente Tacos.
OCTOBER 9TH | MERC BAR
The valley’s top mixologists battle it out for numero uno margarita in this head-to-head elimination battle.
OCTOBER 7TH | HOTEL VALLEY HO
Please join host Iron Chef Beau MacMillan for the ultimate taco & margarita battle! 5 chefs are paired with 5 mixologists to create their best anything goes taco & margarita.
OCTOBER 11TH | SOLD OUT!
What do you get when you add Shakira + Ricky Martin + Guacamole — Rock The Guac! Come drink, dance and dip!
OCTOBER 8TH | SOLD OUT!
Join us at the new Camelback wework for a preview of their new shared workspace. There will be food, cocktails, games, entertainment and more.
OCTOBER 10TH | SOLD OUT!
Join two former tequila goddesses as they teach you to “sip, don’t slam”.