Cincinnati, Ohio

JULY 8, 2017

YEATMAN’S COVE

4pm-10pm

NATIONAL TACO ASSOCIATION CONTEST WINNERS

Grand Champion

Bakersfield

2nd Overall

SEA Cuisine

3rd Overall

Black Sheep

4th Overall

El Barullo

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The Taco Festival Stage Schedule

1st Place Chicken Taco

Bakersfield

Runner Up: Nada

1st Place Pork Taco

Bakersfield

Runner Up: SEA Cuisine

1st Place Beef Taco

El Barullo

Runner Up: SEA Cuisine

1st Place Seafood Taco

Sammy’s

Runner Up: Nada

1st Place Anything Goes Taco

Mahope

Runner Up: Neuf

705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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How the Festival Works…

A General Admission ticket provides access to a collection of taco makers, restaurants, food trucks and others dishing out $2 tacos. Add bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda, and  it’s a taco fiesta! The entire festival works on a token system – so you will purchase tokens worth $2 each and use those as cash. Vendors will be on hand to sell other food (mostly desserts) as well. ATMs will be on site, but you can use a credit card if desired.

TICKET DESCRIPTIONS

GENERAL ADMISSION: $12

  • Entrance to The Taco Festival
  • Live entertainment ALL afternoon including live bands, Lucha Libre wrestling shows, hilarious eating contests, chili pepper-eating challenges, and the entertaining Tiny Taco Dog beauty pageant
  • Kids 12 and under are free

VIP PACKAGE: $50

  • Tokens for 10 tacos of your choosing throughout the festival
  • Tequila Expo access & wristband
  • Private VIP Bar
  • VIP Lounge & Seating
  • Upgraded private Restrooms
  • Kids 12 and under are free, with a paid adult ticket

TEQUILA EXPO: $20

The popular Tequila Expo offers guests the chance to sample a multitude of top-shelf tequilas. Purchase this add-on and receive with a wristband good for 10 samples of fine tequila. Tequila Expo passes must be purchased in conjunction with a GA ticket. We highly recommend purchasing these passes online – the Expo will sell out. Hours: 1pm-5pm.

Festival Rules / General Regulations

  • No dogs allowed (except Chihuahua Beauty Pageant participants and service dogs)
  • No lawn chairs or blankets
  • No wheelchair rental
  • No opened drink containers. Sealed water only.
  • Tokens can be purchased with credit card or cash at the gate and cash only inside. There will be ATMs inside and outside.

705 E Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Taco Festival Stage Schedule

4:00pm-4:45pm

Elementree Livity Project — Visit Website

4:45pm-5:00pm

Chip Beard Winner Announcement

5:00pm-5:45pm

Elementree Livity Project

5:45pm-6:00pm

Taco Attire Winner Announcement – Contest 1

6:00pm-6:15pm

Chihuahua Beauty Pageant

6:45pm-7:30pm

Southern Saviour — Visit Website

The Taco Festival Stage Schedule

7:30pm-7:45pm

Taco Attire Winner Announcement – Contest 2

7:45pm-8:00pm

Taco Eating Contest

8:00pm-8:45pm

Southern Saviour

9:00pm-9:30pm

Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest

9:45pm-10:00pm

Cincinnati’s Best Tacos Awards Ceremony

Restaurants

  • Nada
  • Gomez Salsa
  • Sammy’s Craft Burgers & Beer
  • Black Sheep Burrito & Brews
  • Mahope
  • Mashed Roots
  • Lalo
  • Neuf
  • Cuban Pete Sandwiches
  • Calle Cantina

Want to Volunteer at the Festival?

  • Casa Figueroa
  • Jekyll
  • Bakersfield OTR
  • E + O Kitchen
  • El Camino
  • Andy’s Mediterranean Kabobske Mobile
  • SEA Cuisine Foodtruck
  • Taqueria El Barullo 251
  • El Valle Verde
  • Legasea East Coast Eats

Also Featuring:

  • Granny’s Goodies On The Go
  • Coffee Emporium
  • Heather’s Peddlers
  • The Sweet Suite Cheesecake
  • Streetpops
  • Little Jimmy’s Italian ice

Want to Volunteer at the Festival?

Join the volunteer crew at the Cincinnati Taco Festival! We have opportunities in several areas of the festival including:

  • Merchandise Sales
  • Contest Check in
  • Judges Tent
  • Tequila Tasting Expo
  • Lucha Libre Wrestling
  • Setup / Cleanup

Want to Volunteer at the Festival?

Volunteers receive festival admission, a T-shirt, 2 complimentary tokens for tacos, and a fun time! You must be personable and 18+.

If you’re interested in volunteering please fill out our form (follow the link below) and we’ll contact you ASAP!