Doors: 12:00 PM (ends at 7:00 PM)
Last year’s inaugural El Fuerte, the Fort Worth Taco Festival, sold out in record time, as 1,500 taco-crazed locals gorged great food and beer during the daylong celebration. This year’s celebration of Cinco De Mayo at The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion promises to be even bigger and better. Apparently people in El Fuerte (the Fort) take their tacos seriously.
The next iteration of the Taco Fest will once again feature grub from dozens of area restaurants and food trucks in a celebrity-judged competition. We’ll also have live music, theatrical performances, vendors, mariachis, VIP specials, and enough beer to fill the Rio Grande.
The goal of the Fort Worth Taco Festival is to bring people of different backgrounds and ethnicities closer together by promoting, celebrating, and honoring the cross-section of our cultures. The taco is more than just a tasty treat –– it’s a way to remind us of the many things we have in common.