Taco fans rejoice! The Arizona Taco Festival is coming back to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale this fall. The announcement came in early May, which gives taco lovers months to plan their route at the festival.
This event is one of the first major festival announcements since the COVID-19 pandemic forced dozens of events and festivals to cancel or postpone over the past year. The Arizona Taco Festival 2021 will be coming back October 23 and 24, after having been cancelled last year due to the pandemic. That means this one will be even bigger and better than ever before, as the festival and vendors have a lot of time to make up for!
The two day Arizona festival features more than 50 different taco shops and makers all in one place. Restaurants, food trucks, and chefs will all bring their best taco creations. In addition to tacos, the festival features entertainment, contests, and fun for all ages!
What To Expect at the Arizona Taco Festival
The Arizona Taco Festival 2021 features food and fun for families of multiple generations who want to attend together! From small taco lovers who want simple options to older ones who are more adventurous, the taco festival will have choices and activities for everyone.
There will be a Holy Hot Sauce tent, a chili pepper eating contest, and the popular chihuahua beauty pageant. You can get a Tequila Passport, for 10 tequila tastings with more than 100 different brands to choose from. The Super Food Stations will have 6 chefs from the top Mexican restaurants. Take part in the People’s Choice taco competition and vote for your favorite! Take a break or enjoy your food in one of the multiple shaded party tents, each with its own DJ, lineup of taco vendors, and bars.
One change to make a note of as you make your plans for the Arizona Taco Festival: no cash or coins will be taken as payment. The only payment accepted from taco makers, bartenders, and other vendors will be credit or debit card.
What To Know: Arizona Taco Festival
When: Oct. 23 & 24, 2021
Where: Salt River Fields, 7555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Tickets are on sale now — you can buy your tickets online.
General Admission: $14 ($20 day of show)
Tequila Passport: $25 add-on for 10 tequila samplings.
VIP: $100, includes Tequila Passport ($120 day of show)
El Presidente: $200, includes Tequila Passport ($220 day of show)