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Here in the Southwest, our love of tacos is serious -- festival serious. The Arizona Taco Festival is back and bigger than ever with taco tastings from more than 30 competing restaurants, a tequila expo, cooking classes from local chefs, themed photo booths, pop up bars, and live music from acts like The Coconauts, Bitch Automatic, Pride Through Strife, and Grupo Son Kim-K.

There will also be plenty of chances to take your love of tacos to the stage with such challenges as arm wrestling for tacos, hot chili pepper-eating contests, best sombrero contests, taco-eating contests, and a Chihuahua beauty pageant. Let’s see your other food celebrations top that.

Location Info


Salt River Fields

7555 N. Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Category: Sports and Recreation

Region: South Scottsdale

The Arizona Taco Festival returns to Salt River Fields, 7555 North Pima Road in Scottsdale, Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. Eating hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with ticket prices ranging from $12 to $100. For more information, visit or call 480-466-0579.

Sat., Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 2013
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