By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jul 28, 2022 at 8:45 AM

There are few things we can all agree on, but the deliciousness of tacos is a sentiment most of us share. Thus, OnMilwaukee and Milwaukee World Festival Inc. are doing their part to appease and feed the masses with the 8th annual Taco Fest.

The delectable event takes place Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N. Harbor Dr. 

On-site vendors include Romero’s Taco Truck, Taco Mike’s, Ventura’s Tacos, Taco Barrio, Jalisco’s, Musa Ice Cream, Catalano’s and Kona Ice. More taco vendors will soon be announced. There are still spots available for taco trucks, contact leslie.peckham@onmilwaukee.com for more information. 

Attendees choose between two sessions: Lunch Session runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Dinner Session from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $25 for general admission or $50 for VIPs. Kids 5 and under are free. Extra drink and taco tickets will be available for purchase.

General admission package includes:

  • Standard entry between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. or 5 and 8 p.m.
  • 4 taco tickets

VIP package includes:

  • 1-hour early entry (11 a.m. for lunch or 4 p.m. for dinner)
  • 10 taco tickets
  • 1 drink ticket for an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage

After sampling numerous varieties, guests will vote for their favorite taco.

And the fun doesn’t stop with tacos. Activities include Mondo Lucha! Live, featuring High Flyin’ Pro Wrestling, a "Bonita Chihuahua" Beauty Pageant Presented by Fromm Petfest, Hot Pepper Eating Contest, the Bars & Rec “Let’s Play” Yard featuring the Nine Below Hole-in-One Challenge, NorthSouth Club Shuffleboard and Bags, and music from DJ Kenny Perez.  

More info is coming soon about the pepper eating contest and Chihuahua beauty pageant, but for now, start shopping for tiny dog costumes and amping up your hot-pepper-devouring game. 

Taco Fest is a cashless event. However, a prepaid cash-to-card option will be available to exchange cash for a pre-paid debit card with the same amount of money, with no transaction fee. These cards can be used as pre-paid debit cards during the event, as well as anywhere in the world that accepts Mastercard Debit.

Considering that MKE Food Truck Fest recently sold out, event organizers encourage attendees to buy early for Taco Fest.  Walkups will only be available as capacity allows. Trust us when we say it's a shell-ebration you won't want to miss.

To buy tickets to the 8th Annual Taco Fest, click here.


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.