Taco-Rita Fest is coming your way on June 26. Here’s what you need to know

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Taco-Rita Fest is just as fun as it looks. Photo via Robert DeBuys

Birmingham’s annual TacoFest returns with a new twist for 2021: margaritas! Taco-Rita Fest is heading to Sloss Furnaces on June 26 for a full line-up of food trucks, art vendors and live music. Ready to go? Keep reading because we’ve got the deets.

The first Taco-Rita Fest

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In case you couldn’t tell from the taco costume, Taco-Rita Fest is a party! Photo via Robert DeBuys

Hosted annually by Bare Hands, Taco Fest is an intense competition for the title of Best Taco in Birmingham. Now, with the addition of a margarita competition, it’s a two-for-one deal.

For both contests, a team of judges samples each entry and votes on their favorites. Prizes are awarded to the best tacos and best specialty and classic margaritas. Catch Bham Now’s own Cecilia Wood judging this year’s contest!

There is also a coveted first, second and third People’s Choice award for best taco. Each visitor to the festival has three votes they can use on the tacos of their choice. This lets everyone in on the fun of sampling and judging their favorite tacos.

Ready to go? Get your tickets to Taco-Rita Fest today.

Lets taco-bout tacos, margs + more

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Come out for an afternoon of music and fun! Photo via Robert DeBuys

Taco-Rita Fest will host a bevy of taco trucks, margarita vendors, and art vendors this year at Sloss Furnace. You’ll have plenty of food and drink options to choose from, plus with live DJ’s, a Modelo beer garden and Hornitas margaritas. From the looks of it, you won’t be disappointed.

Taco-Rita Fest will feature an art village, where you can find anything from paintings to clothes to jewelry, all from local artists.

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Previous Taco Fest winners. Photo via Robert DeBuys

The organization behind Taco-Rita Fest is Bare Hands, a non-profit arts organization that is “dedicated to cultivating creativity and innovation in metro Birmingham and the surrounding region.”

Aside from Taco-Rita Fest, Bare Hands also hosts an annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration. Both Taco-Rita Fest and Dia De Los Muertos help fund the mission of Bare Hands to support Birmingham artists and bring fun experiences to our community.

Get ready for a good time

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Get your Taco-Rita Fest ticket today! Photo via Robert DeBuys

Bring a friend and enjoy the best tacos Birmingham has to offer, along with margaritas, live music and a full art village with local art. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 day-of, so on top of all the fun, it’s an affordable outing too!

And, if you think your taco or margarita is up to the test, there’s still time to enter the contest. You can also still enter your art for the art village.

  • Location: Sloss Furnaces, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Time: Saturday, June 26, 4-8PM

Learn more about Taco-Rita Fest on their website and Facebook. Get your tickets to Taco-Rita Fest today.

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