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Local Food Trucks, Vendors Come Together For Danbury's First-Ever Taco Fest

The first-ever Connecticut Taco Festival takes place Aug. 26.
The first-ever Connecticut Taco Festival takes place Aug. 26. Photo Credit: Instagram

DANBURY, Conn. -- The date is getting closer.

The Connecticut Taco Festival, sponsored by Bacardi, will take place Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Danbury Ice Arena and will feature a variety of taco selections from restaurants and food trucks, alcoholic beverages, Lucha Libre Wrestling featuring Rey Mysterio and Jerry Lawler, taco-eating contests, live music and performances, kid’s activities and vendors.

Participating restaurants and food trucks include Agave Mexican Restaurant (Danbury), El Coyote (Monroe, Brookfield and New Milford), Hacienda don Manuel (Brookfield), Puerto Vallarta (Danbury), Mezón Tapas Bar and Restaurant (Danbury), Molé Molé (Poughkeepsie), Pancho’s Tacos (Danbury), Tigers’ Den (Ridgefield) and Rubamba Restaurant (New Haven).

Food trucks include Hapa Food Truck (Stamford), Brazilian Gula Grill (South Windsor), Pork Friends and Co. (Meriden) and Kathy’s Kitchen (Sandy Hook). Flavors include al pastor, beef, carne asada, chicken tinga, feijoada, pork, salpicão, steak and more! Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available, including cactus, corn and portobello.

Go HERE for ticket information.

Advanced general admission tickets are $45. Entry includes free tacos, two voting tickets for your favorite tacos, drink specials, live music, performances, wrestling, a t-shirt and free giveaways.

VIP tickets include free tacos, bar service, taco-eating contest participation, optimal viewing of performances and wrestling, meet and greet with Rey Mysterio, and a complimentary Uber.

The winner of the taco-eating contest will receive a $1,000 cash grand prize.

Hotel Zero Degrees of Danbury has lodging available at a discounted rate when you mention the “CT Taco Festival” block.

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