Lafayette, Louisiana

October 28, 2017



2913 Johnson St. Lafayette, LA. 70503


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.



  • Entrance to The Taco Festival
  • Two tacos
  • One drink ticket
  • 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


  • 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


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.


2913 Johnson St. Lafayette, LA. 70503


  • Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina
  • Aztecas Mexican Cuisine
  • Cafe Habana City
  • Chuy’s
  • Dark Roux
  • El Paso Mexican Grill
  • J&J Indian Tacos
  • Jefferson Street Pub
  • Lagneaux’s
  • Los Panchos Mexican Grill
  • Oh My Taco
  • Picante Mexican Restaurant
  • Posados Cafe
  • Taco Mel
  • TAO Asian Cuisine
  • The LAZy Taco
  • La Bodgea
  • Urbano’s Taco Bar

Food Trucks

  • Mucho Bueno Authentic Mexican
  • J-Rico Latino’s Food

Dessert/Non-Alcoholic Beverages

  • Acadian Slice Pies
  • Kona Ice
  • Pops and Rockets
  • Roy’s Fresh Lemonade
  • Simply Carmelicious Authentic Pralines
  • The Funnel Factory

Stage Schedule

12:30pm—Three Thirty Seven
1:15pm—Lucha Libre
1:30pm—Chihuahua Beauty Pageant presented by Hot Dawg Stop
2:00pm—Three Thirty Seven
2:45pm—Lucha Libre

Stage Schedule

3:00pm—Taco Eating Contest
3:30pm—Three Thirty Seven
4:15pm—Lucha Libre
5:00pm—Hot Chile Pepper Eating Contest
5:45pm—Lafayette’s Best Tacos Awards Ceremony

Want to Volunteer at the Festival?

Join the volunteer crew at the Lafayette 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!