Birmingham’s 4th annual Taco Fest Taco Trail kicking off in September

When you have food FOMO so you order the whole University Tacos menu. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

The 4th annual Birmingham Taco Fest looks a little different this year. Instead of an in-person event, you can celebrate by participating in the Taco Fest Taco Trail, a month-long event featuring an interactive taco map highlighting and leading you to the best tacos in Birmingham. Get the deets—and the obligatory taco puns—here. 

Let’s Taco ‘Bout the Taco Trail 🌮

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Taco ’bout a good time! Photo via Birmingham Taco Fest from their event in 2018

This year’s Taco Fest was originally scheduled for June 20, at Sloss Furnaces, and then rescheduled for Sept. 11. Now, they’ve reimagined Birmingham’s Taco Fest into a month-long Taco Trail—a.k.a the ultimate excuse to exclusively eat tacos for a month without fear of judgment. 

An interactive map will highlight some of Birmingham’s best taco spots—from restaurants to authentic food trucks—and will be available for taco lovers to discover some of Birmingham’s best on their own time. 

The event, which is traditionally a fundraiser for Bare Hands Inc., will be free this year. But, donations are encouraged and will go towards their outreach programs which include:

The Deets on The Eats 👏

Want to try the best tacos in the Magic City? Follow these five steps:

The 5-step guide to taco heaven. Graphic via Birmingham Taco Fest on Facebook

Participating taco vendors will have Taco Trail specials throughout September. And participants can enter to win prizes every day on Birmingham Taco Fest’s social channels. 

Stay up to date on vendors, giveaways and more via their site or on social @birminghamtacofest on Facebook and Instagram.

More Info on Bare Hands Inc. 💛

Last year’s Day of the Dead festival at Pepper Place. Photo by Liesa Cole via Dia de los Muertos Alabama on Facebook

According to their site, Bare Hands, Inc. is a “community-supported, non-profit arts organization dedicated to cultivating creativity and innovation in metro Birmingham and the surrounding region by creating opportunities and favorable environments in which artists and audiences play an active role in the creative process and cultural dialogues.”

Bare Hands Inc. also hosts Birmingham’s Día de Los Muertos festival, which began in 2003, and bring the arts to children moving from homelessness to transitional housing through their Bare Hands Art Club—in partnership with local artists and the YWCA of Central Alabama.

Want to contribute to the Bare Hands cause? Make a donation on their site. Interested in becoming a vendor for the event? Apply here.

Who’s excited for Taco Fest Taco Trail? Make sure to tag us in all your Taco Trail pics on social at @BhamNow on Facebook and Instagram, or @Now_Bham on Twitter so we can tag along!

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