2019 FESTIVALS

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How the Festivals Work…

A General Admission ticket grants you access to feast on a taco-topia of tacos made by professional taco makers, restaurants, food trucks and others dishing out $3 tacos.

Add bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda, a Boutique Tequila Expo with over 100 top shelf brands to sample, Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestlers, a Chihuahua Beauty Pageant and so much more! It’s a Taco-Wonderland.

The Competition

All Taco Teams onsite will be competing head-to-head to be declared the Top Taco, in the sanctioned championship by The Taco Society.

Teams compete in 5 Main Categories— Beef, Chicken, Pork, Fish and Veggie. They are judged by over 40 judges who are sequestered in a judges tent where they conduct a blind scoring based on the Taco Society Ruled and Regulations.

For more information visit The Taco Society.

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Festival Tickets

We have a wide range of ticket types and prices — something for any type of taco squad! Ticket types & prices may vary depending on City. Below are General Tickets Types for all Festivals. Also please note, some Festivals may have special events only featured at those cities. Be sure to visit each City’s page for a list of Events, Features and Entertainment unique to that city.

GENERAL ADMISSION:

  • Entrance to National Taco Championships
  • Live entertainment ALL afternoon including:
    • Live bands & DJ’s
    • Lucha Libre wrestling
    • Taco Eating Challenge
    • Hot chili pepper-eating challenges
    • The famous Chihuahua Beauty Pageant
  • Kids 12 and under are FREE

Festival Tickets

VIP PACKAGE:

  • VIP Lounge & Seating
  • Private Food Catering in Tent
  • Private VIP Bar with premium beverages
  • Tequila Expo access with wristband for 10 tequila samples
  • Upgraded Air Conditioned Luxury VIP Restrooms
  • Kids 12 and under are free, with a paid adult ticket

TEQUILA EXPO:

Our Tequila Expo offers guests the chance to sample a multitude of top-shelf tequilas. Tequila Expo passes must be purchased in conjunction with a GA ticket. We highly recommend purchasing these passes online—it always sells out.

  • You will receive a wristband good for 10 samples.
  • Tequila Expo Hours: 1pm-5pm.

MARGARITA MASTERS:

Our Margarita Masters Tent, has over a dozen of your city’s top mixologists, offering their top take on a Margarita If you’re a margarita lover, this is the tent for you! Margarita Masters passes must be purchased with a GA ticket. We highly recommend purchasing these passes online—this always sells out

  • You will receive a wristband good for 10 samples.
  • Margarita Masters Tent Hours: 1pm-5pm.

General FAQs

  • No dogs allowed (except Chihuahua Beauty Pageant participants and service dogs)
  • No lawn chairs or blankets

General FAQs

  • No onsite wheelchair rental
  • No opened drink containers. Sealed water only.
  • ATM’s available onsite

Want to Volunteer?

Join the volunteer crew at a Taco Festival near you! We have opportunities in several areas of the festivals including:

  • Merchandise Sales
  • Stage Contest Check-in
  • The Taco Society Judges Tent
  • Tequila Tasting Expo
  • Lucha Libre Wrestling
  • Kid Zone
  • Setup / Cleanup

Want to Volunteer at the Festival?

Volunteers receive Championship admission for their opposing volunteer shift, a T-shirt, 2 tacos, and a fun time! You must be 18+ and have taco spirit.

If you’re interested in volunteering, sign up for a shift here:

Volunteer Registration