Write On Rubee

An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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Arizona Taco Festival

  • Salt River Fields 7555 North Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ, 85258 United States (map)

This October, prepare for one of the biggest and most exciting food festivals in the country held at Salt River Fields. Picture 50+ taco vendors slinging tacos, lucha libre wrestlers battling it out for supremacy, top mixologists shaking up creative margaritas in a spirited competition, live music, and more.  

The Taco Competition takes place both Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the competition, tacos are available for only $2 each to festivalgoers. Last year, the festival sold over 100,000 tacos to over 30,000 fans. Hit up the Tequila Expo on Saturday or the Margarita Expo on Sunday, the latter offering patrons the chance to sample margaritas from some of the top Valley mixologists. In Saturday's Tequila Expo, over 30 brands will pour over 100 tequila varieties to novices and aficionados alike. 

General Admission -$12.00.  VIP - $100.00  Tequila Expo - Saturday ONLY$20.00.  For more information regarding the 2017 Arizona Taco Festival visit www.aztacofestival.com.


Earlier Event: October 14
Cooking Class at Lon's at the Hermosa
Later Event: October 14
12 West Tap Takeover at Third Space