This fall, Arizona's hosting a taco festival that will be one of the largest taco festivals in the nation. On Oct. 12 -13, from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., you can expect tons of tacotastic $3 tacos from over 50 different food vendors at Westworld Scottsdale.
Tickets start at $7.50 and can only be bought online currently. There will also be party bars serving up yummy margaritas, craft beers, water, and Jarritos sodas. Make sure you bring debit and credits cards as vendors will only accept those. Parking is also free.
You can also expect a Tequila Expo, hot chili pepper and taco-eating contests, and even a Chihuahua beauty pageant. If you love your hot sauce there will even be a hot sauce expo with over 100 different sauces to try. You and your BFF can pick out your favorite ones.
There will also be live bands and DJs performing on stage while you indulge in your favorite tacos.
Some vendors include:
- Taste of Korea
- Brushfire Tacos
- PAZ Cantina
You can find the current list here.
If you have a military ID you can get discounted tickets by showing it at the entrance. If you're able to purchase a VIP ticket for $150 you get cool perks like air-conditioned bathrooms which are a must in the Arizona heat and daily food credits.
You also won't be able to bring your own chairs or blankets and there is no wheelchair rental option here, so plan accordingly. No pets are allowed except dogs participating in the pageant and service animals.
This is Arizona's 10th annual taco fest, so if you're early enough, the first 2,019 tickets will be $10 instead of $15. Throughout the festival, you can also find interactive photobooths and even a technicolored instagrammable cooking demo.
While eating those $3 tacos you can also enjoy live entertainment at the Lucha Libre arena. This is where masked wrestlers go head-on against one another. It's like watching a live-action movie.
You and your BFF can show off those taco-eating skills for the Taco Gordo Taco Eating Contest and wash it down with your favorite margarita.
Arizona Taco Festival
Location:16601 N Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Why you should go: You and your BFF can get different types of tacos for only $3 from over 50 different food places. Live music and entertainment will enhance your taco paradise experience.