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Arizona Taco Festival & Tequila Expo

Join us for the 5th Annual Arizona Taco Festival & Tequila Expo.  The Taco Festival is the world's original taco fest and remains the only contest sanctioned by the National Taco Association. Taking place at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, this event has grown to huge proportions, with a legendary Tequila Expo, live Lucha Libre wrestling, popular surf/rock bands, ice-cold margaritas, and more than 100,000 tacos served by over 50 restaurants and teams.

The now-famous Tequila Expo is filled with over 30 brands pouring over 100 types of tequila.  It's made for everyone from the new novice to the seasoned connoisseur!

General Admission: $12 Single Day, $20 Weekend, VIP: $85 Advanced Online / $100 at Door, Kids 12 and under: free, Tequila Expo: $20 (Saturday Only)


• Lucha Libre Wrestling
• VIP Tent
• Main Bar Experiences by local bar operators
• Live Music
• The Most Incredible Themed Photo Booth Ever
• Hot Chile Pepper Eating Contests
• Arm Wrestling for Tacos
• Cooking Demonstrations on a Sub-Zero/Wolf stage
• Chef Hat Decorating in the Amica Insurance Culinary Corner
• Taco Award Presentations: 6:15pm each day
• People’s Choice Voting


• Tequila Expo
• Best Sombrero Contest
• Taco Eating Contest


Competition taco and Sidecart throwdown food samples are $2 each. Size of the sample is at the discretion of the team. Expect smaller, street tacos or portions of larger tacos. Each sample will include 1-2 ounces of protein and other ingredients. Vendors will be on hand to sell other food as well.


Sorry, no dogs allowed (except Chihuahua Beauty Pageant participants)



…tickets are basically access to Taco-topia. You will be treated to live bands, lucha libre wrestling shows, chef cooking demonstrations, hilarious on-stage contests, and access to more $2 tacos than you’ve ever seen. Many of the taco teams are serving tacos available ONLY at the Taco Festival, so this is pretty much the most important taco event ever.


…tickets are sweet. You’ll have access to a decked-out area that’s serviced by VIP Tent Sponsors (2013 included Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, The Grilled Cheese Truck, and SNOH Ice Shavery) and you can eat food from them all day! You will receive a drink card good for 6 drinks. You’ll have premium potties. A couple tokens for tacos. There’s a separate entrance. And you get a free pass through the themed photo booth with prints of your shots included. You’ll also get to enjoy a feeling of overwhelming euphoria.

To whet your appetite until then:

Food Network Taco Recipes
Food Network Margarita Recipes
Tequila Brands & Ratings
Guide to Arizona-based Tequilas

Salt River Fields Parking Map

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  • Janice

    Had a great time, but didn't go with the meetup. We went a 3pm n had some great Tacos and good music.

    October 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be at the Tequila Expo at 2PM. Tan shorts, Red flowered shirt, big smile. That's me.

    October 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where are we?

    October 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm planning on attending and staying nearby. The Tequila Expo sounds fun so I'll be attending that too.

    October 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Added new Taco Festival YouTube video

    October 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      According to Salt River Fields the entrance is by "big dirt parking lot." There will be parking attendants to direct everyone.

      October 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Its off home plate parking on the map.

      October 17, 2014

  • Candy

    When purchasing tickets in advance....Do I need to purchase through AZ Taco Festival website?

    October 3, 2014

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