October in Phoenix is like Springtime in most locations; it’s been a long, hot summer and Phoenicians are ready to get out of the house and enjoy the beautiful Arizona (non-summer) weather. To celebrate our ability to leave our air conditioned houses, there are tons of great outdoor events that take place in October, from the AZ State Fair, outdoor concerts, Oktoberfest celebrations, and of course… festivals!
We love festivals in Arizona! What better way to enjoy the outdoor weather than with festivals that celebrate food and beverages? We have food festivals, beer festivals, BBQ festivals, wine festivals…you name it, we have it.
One of my favorite festivals is coming up this weekend; The Arizona Taco Festival! The AZ Taco Festival is located at the Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Taco Festival features samples of some of the best tacos dished up in Arizona, as well as cocktails from the best bars and restaurants in town! While you’re sampling tacos and sipping margaritas, you’ll be entertained by live bands, food eating competitions, cooking demonstrations, and even Lucha Libre wrestling!
If you live near the Phoenix or Scottsdale area or will be visiting on October 18th and 19th, you need to be at the Arizona Taco Festival!