Arizona Taco Festival: More Than Just Tacos - It's a Way of Life
Taco enthusiasts rejoice! The 9th annual “Arizona Taco Festival” is upon us! Taking place on October 13th -14th, this years festival will bring even more heat than before.
The Arizona Taco Festival was the world's first taco festival in 2010. Now, there are nearly 100 taco festivals, most of which operate with programming identical to the Arizona original. The fun will take place at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick over 10 acres and will feature everything from live bands and lucha libre wrestling, to eating contest and the popular Chihuahua dog beauty pageant.
The main attraction is the collection of 60 restaurants that will dish our over 100,000 $2 tacos while competing for $10,000 CASH in a competition judged by the National Taco Association. The 2018 Arizona Taco Festival will operate on a token system (aka taco bitcoin), where guests will simply trade their purchased tokens in exchange for tacos and margs.
Plus, sip and savor your way through the Saturday Tequila Expo featuring samples of 100+ premium varieties, and the Sunday Margarita Expo, where over a dozen of the Valley's top mixologists shake up gourmet renditions of the world's most popular cocktail. (Additional tickets are required for these areas.) Of course, salsa, guacamole, and other Mexican-inspired fare will round out the weekend for a true Mexican foodie fiesta.
Food & drink reporters, taco lovers, and anyone with a sense of culinary adventure will enjoy this festival as it features some of the most unique recipes ever created! Tickets are available for purchase HERE! Trust me, this is one festival you do not want to miss!
All Photos Courtesy of: Debby Wolvos