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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)
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On October 13 - 14, 2018, the taco revolution returns as the 9th annual Arizona Taco Festival takes over 10 acres of grass of Salt River Fields in Scottsdale. One of the largest and most exciting food festivals in the nation, the 2018 AZ Taco Fest will feature everything from live bands and lucha libre wrestling, to eating contest and the popular Chihuahua dog beauty pageant.

The main attraction is the collection of 60 restaurants that will dish our over 100,000 $2 tacos while competing for $10,000 CASH in a competition judged by the National Taco Association. The 2018 Arizona Taco Festival will operate on a token system (aka taco bitcoin), where guests will simply trade their purchased tokens in exchange for tacos and margs. Plus, sip and savor your way through the Saturday Tequila Expo featuring samples of 100+ premium varieties, and the Sunday Margarita Expo, where over a dozen of the Valley's top mixologists shake up gourmet renditions of the world's most popular cocktail. (Additional tickets are required for these areas.) Of course, salsa, guacamole, and other Mexican-inspired fare will round out the weekend for a true Mexican foodie fiesta.

Available soon, tickets to the 2018 Arizona Taco festival will be available for only $12 online, $15 at the gate, and kids 12 and under are free. VIP - $100.00  Tequila Expo - Saturday ONLY$20.00.  For more information regarding the 2017 Arizona Taco Festival visit www.aztacofestival.com.