By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Sep 06, 2022 at 8:31 AM

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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 eighth 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:

Attendees choose between two sessions: the lunch session, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or the dinner session serving 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,  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.  

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. Walk-ups 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 eighth 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.