A two-day, tortilla-filled celebration of tacos, salsas and hot sauces is coming to the area this weekend. The inaugural Pinellas Taco Fest takes place at the Largo Event Center on Saturday and Sunday, January 29 and 30, from 10 am – 5 pm.
The massive festival is free to attend and includes a big lineup of local food trucks showcasing their best tacos and assorted dishes. In addition to all the tacos, there will also be a salsa competition, hot sauce competition and pepper eating contest. The festival features a market and live music both afternoons, as well as a taco competition in which guests vote for their favorite taco maker over the weekend.
“Get ready for an exciting weekend filled with an assortment of tacos, delicious indulgences, and tasty competitions all while being entertained by live bands on stage,” the event page says. “We’ve gathered the best local food trucks for the ultimate taco experience featuring rich, enchanting combinations of flavor, color and texture that leave your taste buds craving more.”
Organizers say the event will showcase more than 70 local food trucks, drink vendors and artisans from around the Tampa Bay Area. The Largo Event Center is located at 6340 126th Avenue North in Largo. Parking is free, as well, and admission is open to all ages. More information on the schedule of events can be found here.