The Arizona Taco Festival found a new home this year at the Salt River Fields Sports Complex in Scottsdale, Arizona. Philip Erdeljohn, a taco enthusiast, said, “It is crowded for a Sunday. So many people here and I overheard a security guard say that there were 17,000 people here yesterday and they’re expecting the same today!”
This two day festival included mariachi bands, chef demonstrations, Lucha Libre wrestling, taco eating contest, food trucks, chili pepper eating contest, margaritas, a tequila expo, and even a wedding! The wedding took place on Saturday. There were also live bands for people to enjoy while eating their tacos.
The Taco Festival’s social media pages on Facebook and Twitter kept people informed of most of the activities. “I liked that the parking was free and close, but I hated waiting in line for 15 minutes only to find out that I couldn’t use my cash money and had to use carnival raffle tickets to buy my food and drink! They did not warn us that it would be like that on the website. I would like to know something like that ahead of time,” said Philip.
Overall, it was a taco fiesta to be enjoyed by people of all ages. There was even an area for kids to play in bouncy castles and drive go-karts.