Taco Fest is on! Rain or Shine!

Tacos, Music, Cerveza, Family Fun Zone, Kids 12 and Under are Free!

September 1, 2022

Oh Yeah, you heard us right! Roanoke has long been known for its outstanding festivals celebrating delicious food - from strawberries, to bacon, to wings, and more! On Saturday, September 10th, Roanoke’s newest food festival features everyone’s favorite - TACOS!  

The festival begins at 11am in Elmwood Park and lasts throughout the day, until 5pm.

It looks like there will be some rain at times, so bring your umbrellas and boots! We also recommend folding chairs and will provide as much tented shelter as possible.

Attendees will experience Roanoke’s favorite tacos in one place, with the chance to vote for People’s choice “Roanoke’s BEST Taco” and Mom's Favorite, enjoy music and cold beverages from Starr Hill, and shop with local small businesses and crafters.

Food Vendors include: 

Cabo Fish Taco
Giggles the Bus
Elote Alebrije Mexican Street Corn
Tacos Rojas
Crescent City Bourbon & BBQ
Diablo's Tacos
Food Hut RKE and Yard Bull Meats

Sweets by Shaneice
Fruits and Roots
Miami Ice

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We have lined up a full day of music and entertainment! Here's the line up!
11am Annalyse Marie Music
12pm JoJo Stockton & Solacoustix
1pm Salsa Noke
2pm Blu3print
3pm Christian Q & the Groove
4pm Seph Custer & the Flatbreaks

Pre-event pop-up by Pure Barre!

The Family Fun Zone with Macaroni Kid Roanoke will include STEAM activities by You Tube famous, Science Mom and Math Dad, the Bailiffs.  We'll have Ninja activities with Prestige Gymnastics, Taco crafts, Face Painting, Photo Booth, Giant Games, Bubble Zone, and more! 

When you attend Taco Fest, you will directly support Roanoke Moms through the work of Huddle Up Moms. Huddle Up Moms is an all volunteer run non-profit organization with a mission is to empower women to prioritize their well-being and connect mothers to resources they need to be happy, healthy, and confident. “We are so proud of the work Huddle Up Moms has done over the past few years, despite the challenges of the pandemic, including hosting our annual Women’s Resource Summit, connecting at-risk mothers to blood pressure cuffs kits in our Moms Under Pressure program, and forming peer-led groups to help mothers feel less alone. Proceeds from Taco Fest will help us to continue to grow our programs and sustain the support that Roanoke mothers need,” says Huddle Up Moms’ Executive Director Jaclyn Nunziato.

Tickets provide admission to Taco Fest 2022, including live music and a family fun zone sponsored by Macaroni Kid Roanoke. Online tickets can be purchased for $12 and will increase to $15 at the gate. Children age 12 and under are free to attend.  Packs of 10 tickets are available at a savings, for $100 ($10 each).   Purchase your tickets here.

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