The 4th Annual Arizona Taco Festival, dubbed by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Fall Fests to Feast At,” returns to Salt River Fields for another year of fiesta fun with more than 50 teams competing for $10,000 in prizes.
Arizona Taco Festival from will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 19and 20. The Fest will offer $2 tacos in chicken, pork, beef, seafood and veggie varieties, as well as salsa, guacamole and anything-goes tacos from more than 50 “competitors” throughout the weekend. Teams are prepared to sell enough tacos to cumulatively dish out 100,000 total tacos for attendees.
“We’ve put together a blockbuster this year, an event worthy of two full days of taco intensity,” event co-founder David Tyda said.
Aaron Studebaker, Salt River Fields Director of Sales and Marketing, said: “After the success of the Third Annual Arizona Taco Festival, we are ready to produce another smooth-running event at Salt River Fields. We strive to deliver exceptional events to the community, and this taco fest is gearing up to be nothing less than exceptional.”
To judge the more than 50 taco teams who will compete for the $10,000 total prize purse, competitors submit tacos to 50 National Taco Association judges who are sequestered in a closed tent for truly anonymous judging. Competing are local restaurants, bars, amateur competitors and caterers.
Returning to the event this year is the famous Lucha Libre wrestling ring, the Tequila Expo with more than 30 brands participating, last years’ wildly popular “Ay Chihuahua! Beauty Pageant,” and surf/rock bands on the Main Stage.