It’s back! After last year’s fiasco, the organizers of Wichita Taco Fest are refusing to give up and have planned the sequel for June 23 at Lawrence Dumont Stadium. The larger space should help when there were over 7,000 people that showed up last year and deal with long lines and some vendors running out of food. Event organizers have stated they are now better trained and equipped to deal with crowds and lines.
The event which takes place from 3-9pm. Tickets are $5 beforehand and $10 at the gate; kids 5 and under are free. Tacos will once again be $1 for tacos. People will also only be able to order a limited amount of tacos while in line. This should help lines move quicker.
Other festival features include $2 chips and salsa, elote, a Tequila Expofor $30 to try different tequilas and talk to tequila experts. (Yes, you must be 21 or older). Beer, margaritas and sangria will be available. There are also competitions including Best Taco, Best Salsa and a Jalapeno Eating Competition. There will be entertainment for the kids like a game section and a face painting tent.
Such vendors for the big event include La Hacienda, Angry Elephant, Emerson Biggin’s, Los Compadres, El Viejito, and Fuzzy’s Tacos.
This is going to be such a huge event for the organizers and could determine whether there will be future ones. The first year can be excused on learning curves but mistakes should be reconciled on the second time around. Hopefully they can succeed as it would be a great thing for Wichita as food festivals are always a great time when done right.
For more information, head over to wichitatacofest.com.
You can purchase starting Thursday (3/29) afternoon at selectaseat.com. We will provide more details as they come out.
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