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Arizona Taco Festival

Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 11:00 AM MST
- Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 7:00 PM MST
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale, AZ

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TICKET PRICE  $12 Single Day General Admission (kids under 12 free!) / $20 Weekend Pass / $100 Single Day VIP / $175 Weekend Pass VIP / $20 Tequila Expo (Saturday) / $10 Beers of the World (Sunday) / Free Parking / Half-Price Entry to anyone wearing a sombrero all weekend! (GA tix only)

 

VIP TICKET INCLUDES:
The VIP area is located under the big tent and it’s decked out like a private island. Think sandy beach, Adirondack chairs, and laid-back vibe. And just so you don’t drown in Don Julio margaritas, there’s real lifeguards on high chairs making sure you stay safe! This area is sponsored by Carrabba’s, where unlimited food awaits. They’re doing “tacos, the Italian way,” including tomato/basil/chicken tacos, sausage and pepper tacos, and cilantro lime risotto. You also get:
Open bar inside the VIP Tent 
Swanky, private restroom facilities
3 competition taco tasting tickets from Taco Teams
1 pass to the Octane Raceway Go-Kart track
1 trip into the Awesoos Photo Booth
Saturday’s VIP Ticket Holders get a pass into the Tequila Expo with over 30 brands available to try
Sunday VIP Ticket Holders get into the Beers of the World Tent

SPONSORS  Don Julio, Jose Cuervo, Miller Chill, Chapman Ford, Mix 96.9, 99.9 KEZ, Sub Zero/Wolf, Westar, Cricket Wireless, Yelp.com, EATERAZ.com, Danny’s Car Wash, Talking Stick Resort, Arizona Weddings Magazine, El Hefe, Dos Gringos, Sandbar, Salty Senorita, Arizona Pork Council, Airpark Signs, CityEats.com, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Manuel’s Mexican Food

COMPETITION CATEGORIES Tacos: Chicken, Beef, Pork, Seafood Sidecart Throwdown: Salsa, Guacamole, Anything Goes Taco, Best Booth Design

WEEKEND ACTIVITIES (schedule to be announced)
Carrabba’s VIP Tent with open bar & catered food
Boutique Tequila Expo with over 100 types of tequila (Saturday only)
Bars with Margaritas & Cervezas by Dos Gringos, El Hefe, Salty Senorita, and Sandbar
Lucha Libre Wrestling,Live Surf Music,Mariachi!, Kids Zone with face painters, balloon sculptors, bouncy castles and more, Octane Go Kart Race Track, Hot Chile Pepper Eating Contests, Grossest Taco Eating Contest by Posh Improvisational Cuisine, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant (Saturday), Bartender Margarita / Flair Challenge (Sunday), Celeb Chef Cooking Demonstrations on a Sub-Zero/Wolf stage, Wedding Fantastico! (somebody is getting married, for real! Sunday)
Taco Award Presentations: 6pm each day

HOW IT ALL WORKS…
Competition taco and Sidecart throwdown food samples are $2 each. Size of the sample is at the discretion of the team. Expect smaller, street tacos or portions of larger tacos. Each sample will include 1-2 ounces of protein and other ingredients. Vendors will be on hand to sell other food as well.

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