People who love fine tacos will gather in Phoenix every fall for one of the country’s biggest celebrations of all things tacos. The Arizona Taco Festival is also a Phoenix tequila festival because nothing blends perfectly well with tacos than tequila. The festival includes Lucha Libre wrestling matches and live music events. Part of the weekend line-up are entertaining demos like bartender flair competition and cooking demos.
What to Expect from the Tequila Expo
The popular event is filled with more than 30 brands pouring more than 100 kinds of tequila. All the drinks are made for everyone from novices to seasoned connoisseurs. A general admission ticket often includes tequila samples that can be sampled straight or with a mix, live entertainment, or a souvenir. VIP tickets can also be available that includes the inclusions of a general admission ticket, plus access to the VIP tent that provides shaded seating, private bathrooms, and access to an artificial sandy beach area. Tickets to the expos are often $20 in addition to the entrance ticket and this includes ten samples of fine tequila. Varieties such as smooth oak barrel-aged tequilas and smoky Mezcals are a must-try.
Celebrating an Abundance of Mexican Fare
The Arizona Taco festival celebrates an abundance of Mexican fare. Restaurants amateurs, caterers, and nightclubs can sell thousands of tacos at the annual classic taco-topia. For years, this event grows into a world-class event to be held alongside the Barrett-Jackson and the Arabian Horse Show.
Arizona Taco Festival is a wonderful foodie event and a serious taco competition. Many taco experts are invited as judges to determine winners in double-blind tests in a closed tent for anonymous scoring. Criteria for judging include presentation, taste, and execution. Aside from the award given to the Grand Champion, a People’s Choice Award is also given to deserving contenders to ensure people have their day-in taco.
Showing the Taco Spirit
The Arizona Taco Festival is establishing a taco squad to join in on the fun. It is the best event for everyone from taco lovers to pups and performers. Attendees have a lot of ways to be part of the festival. And again, it would not be a true taco fiesta without tequila to wash down the lingering spicy and savory flavors.