Tampa Taco Fest returns to Al Lopez Park this October

There’ll be booze, too.

click to enlarge Tampa Taco Fest is returning to Al Lopez Park on Oct. 16. - TAMPATACOFEST/FACEBOOK
Tampa Taco Fest is returning to Al Lopez Park on Oct. 16.

Taco fans, gear up, Tampa Taco Fest is returning to Al Lopez Park on Oct. 16.

The event runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 4810 N Himes Ave., so you won’t have to worry about having enough time to get through all the food vendors. Options aren’t an issue either. You’ll be able to grab elote (street corn), birria tacos and vegetarians will have plenty of fare to choose from.

Drinks on deck include Don Julio margaritas, plenty of brew options and freshly made agua fresca or horchata.

When you’re not stuffing your face, you can check out the Buccaneers street team’s interactive experience, the Tito’s Vodka dog kissing booth or the newest Ford models the event’s sponsor is bringing along.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door, though the kiddies under 12 are free with a paying adult. If you’re looking for VIP treatment, those tickets start at $50 a person and include two alcoholic drinks, two tacos, chips and salsa from Loli’s Mexican Cravings. You’ll also get access to the VIP Bar.

The event is pet-friendly, so bring the pup along if you like. Cash is encouraged, but you don’t have to stop along the way. They’ll have ATMs on site. 

The event is still accepting vendor applications if you want to participate, and Creative Loafing Tampa Bay reached out to organizers to see how many vendors they expect to have on site. If you just want to keep up with all the latest, check out the Tampa Taco Fest on Facebook.

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