THE ORIGINAL
ARIZONA TACO FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 12 & 13, 2019
WESTWORLD of SCOTTSDALE
11AM-7PM DAILY!
You Eat, Tacos Compete
The Nation’s biggest and baddest sanctioned taco competition
• 2019 INFO •

HOW THE FEST WORKS…

A General Admission ticket provides access to taco-topia. Inside the event, you’ll find about 50 restaurants dishing out $3 tacos and bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda. Tokens are used throughout the festival – purchase them to use for tacos, drinks, and other items.

Please tip your bartenders in cash! ATMs will be on-site if needed.

Here’s a little background on the festival: Festival History.

FESTIVAL RULES / GENERAL INFORMATION

  • No pets allowed (except Chihuahua Beauty Pageant participants and service dogs)
  • No lawn chairs or blankets
  • No wheelchair rental
  • No opened drink containers. One sealed water bottle per person only.
  • ATMs will be on-site
  • Tickets are not transferrable by day.

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lucha Libre Wrestling*
  • Talking Stick Resort VIP Area
  • Main Bar Experiences by Dos Gringos, El Hefe, Wasted Grain and Old Town Gringos
  • Live Music Stage
  • Interactive Photo Booths
  • Hot Chile Pepper Eating Contest
    Presented by › Sonoran Spice
  • Crunchy Taco Eating Contests
    Presented by › Loco Patron

*Shows start about 11:45am and the wrestlers perform for about 20-30 minutes and then take 20 minute breaks – alternating that schedule each day, all day, until sundown.

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Taco Award Presentation
  • People’s Choice Voting at Contest Check-In Booth
  • The Legendary Tequila Expo: (Saturday Tent Hours: 12pm-5pm)
  • Chihuahua Beauty Pageant
  • Margarita Masters Mixology Expo: (Sunday Tent Hours: 12pm-5pm)
  • Quick Quack Kid’s Zone

2018 STAGE SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

Hour Event / Band / Contest
11:00am-12:00pm DJ Sean Derek & Announcements
12:00pm-1:00pm The Coconauts
1:00pm-1:30pm DJ Sean Derek & Announcements
1:30pm-2:15pm Grupo La Tribu
2:30pm-3:00pm Sonoran Spice Hot Chili Pepper Eating*
3:00pm-3:15pm Loco Patron Taco Eating Contest*
3:15pm-3:30pm DJ Sean Derek & Announcements
3:30pm-4:00pm Grupo La Tribu
4:15pm-4:30pm DJ Sean Derek & Announcements
4:30pm-5:30pm La Llegadora
5:30pm-5:45pm DJ Sean Derek & Announcements
5:45pm-6:45pm La Llegadora
6:45pm-7:00pm Taco Awards

2018 STAGE SCHEDULE

SUNDAY

Hour Event / Band / Contest
11:00am-11:30am DJ Sean Derek & Announcements
11:30am-12:30pm The Coconauts
12:30pm-1:00pm DJ Sean Derek & Announcements
1:00pm-2:00pm Mariachi Rodriguez
2:00pm-2:30pm DJ Sean Derek & Announcements
2:30pm-2:45pm Chihuahua Beauty Pageant
2:45pm-3:00pm DJ Sean Derek & Announcements
3:00pm-3:15pm Loco Patron Taco Eating Contest*
3:15pm-3:30pm Burrito Eating Contest*
3:30pm-3:45pm DJ Sean Derek & Announcements
3:45pm-4:45pm Ritmo Latino
4:45pm-5:30pm DJ Sean Derek & Announcements
5:30pm-6:30pm Rhythm Edition
6:30pm-6:45pm Sponsor Announcements
6:45pm-7:00pm Taco Awards

*To enter, head to the contest check-in booth by the main stage upon arrival at the festival and put your name on the list. waiting lists pile up fast, so get there early!