THE ORIGINAL
ARIZONA TACO FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 13&14
SALT RIVER FIELDS
11AM-7PM DAILY!
Join us for 2 days of Love & Tacos where the finest taco artists compete to create the best tacos in Arizona… and have an absolute blast while doing it!

HOW THE FEST WORKS…

A General Admission ticket provides access to taco-topia. Inside the event, you’ll find about 50 restaurants dishing out $2 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.

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

FESTIVAL RULES / GENERAL INFORMATION

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

PARKING

Parking will be free, but limited at Salt River Fields. We highly recommend carpooling or taking alternative transportation to the festival. Come early for free onsite parking or take advantage of additional free parking lots near the festival grounds with a fast and free shuttle service to the festival entrance. Check back 1 week prior to the festival for a detailed parking map and make a plan of action.

DISABLED PARKING

Go directly to Salt River Fields and alert parking attendants upon arrival

RIDESHARE PROMOTION

Stay tuned!

2017 CHARITABLE PARTNER

Wings for Warriors

WINGS FOR WARRIORS

Wings for Warriors is a volunteer driven, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in support of combat wounded military service members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Its mission is to provide necessary tools, insights and resources for wounded veterans, as they go through the recovery process and transition into new realities. Wings for Warriors has provided guidance and counseling to 2,500 wounded warriors, and travel assistance for 300 military families.

(888) 598-4434

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2017 CHARITABLE PARTNER

Linking Sports

LINKING SPORTS

Established in 2004, Linking Sports and Communities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that seeks to enhance the relationships between our communities by encouraging youth to lead actively, healthy lifestyles, learn skills ranging from accountability, financial responsibility and teamwork as well as to continue the advancement of their education. Going strong into our 14th year, in 2017 we aim to enhance these relationships even further through the continuation of previous programs and the implementation of new, dynamic programs. In conjunction with various partners and sponsors we look to convey these messages through arenas such as study hall/tutoring, workshops, athletic clinics, and interactive experiences. LSC also strives to recognize academic scholars, youth athletes, and organizations that make significant contributions to their communities, and assist in the advancing of their achievement goals.

(602) 763-9900

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2017 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lucha Libre Wrestling*
  • Degree 270 VIP Area
  • Main Bar Experiences by Dos Gringos, El Hefe, Salty Senorita, Wasted Grain and Old Town Gringos
  • Live Music Stage
  • Interactive Photo Booths
  • Hot Chile Pepper Eating Contest
  • Taco Eating Contests
  • Taco Award Presentation
  • People’s Choice Voting at Contest Check-In Booth
  • The Legendary Tequila Expo: (Tent Hours: 12pm-5pm)
  • Chihuahua Beauty Pageant
  • Margarita Mixology Expo: (Tent Hours: 12pm-5pm)
  • Kid’s Zone

*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.

KID’S ZONE

Kids 12 & under are free to the event. The Kids Zone features 7-10 attractions, and there is a small additional fee for some, varying by activity. The zone will include a bungee trampoline, mechanical bull, hamster balls, orbitron, slides, bounce houses, and more. Also, various lemonade stands, ice cream vendors, and shaved ice carts will be located around the event. New in 2017: Kid’s Taco Fest t-shirts @ the Taco Merch Booth!

2017 BAND LINEUP

SATURDAY

11:00am DJ Sean Derek
12:00am The Coconauts
1:00pm DJ Sean Derek
1:30pm Pride Through Strife
2:30pm Hot Chile Pepper Eating Contest
3:00pm Loco Patron Taco Eating Contest
3:15pm Nacho Eating Contest
3:45pm Mariachi Pasion
4:45pm DJ Sean Derek
5:30pm Ritmo Latino
6:45pm Taco Awards

2017 BAND LINEUP

SUNDAY

11:00am DJ Sean Derek
11:30am The Coconauts
12:30pm DJ Sean Derek
1:30pm Mariachi Pasion
2:30pm Chihuahua Beauty Pageant
3:00pm Loco Patron Taco Eating Contest
3:15pm Nacho Eating Contest
3:45pm Jaleo
4:45pm DJ Sean Derek
5:30pm La Llegadora
6:45pm Taco Awards