Many people prefer the light, fluffy tortilla of a soft-shell taco to the rough crunch of a conch shell stuffed with beef. You be the judge with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for two general-admission tickets on Saturday (up to a $24 value)
- $12 for two general-admission tickets on Sunday (up to a $24 value)
- $49 for one VIP ticket for either day, which includes an open bar, catered food, tequila tastings, and go-karts (a $100 value)
Taking place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, the Arizona Taco Festival celebrates the Mexican food favorite with a weekend of taco tastings, live entertainment, and interactive events. Each day, more than 30 teams prepare samples of their unique recipes for chicken, beef, pork, or seafood tacos, all competing for cash prizes totaling $10,000. Meanwhile, a special expo on Saturday features more than 100 types of boutique tequila, and live entertainment ranges from lucha libre wrestling to a chihuahua beauty pageant on Sunday. Other invents include chili-pepper-eating contests, a go-kart track for practicing eating tacos on the highway, and a real live wedding in the midst of the Sunday celebrations. Kids younger than 12 are admitted free, and anyone wearing a sombrero is admitted for half off.
Salt River Fields
When Arizona and Colorado major-league baseball players gear up for another season, their spring training commences on the diamonds at Salt River Fields. They contribute to the 405,000 square feet of grass within the 140-acre site's shaded stadium, which hosts events that range from music festivals and dog shows to fireworks displays and lacrosse tournaments.
For smaller affairs, up to 400 guests can feast in the facility's multiple banquet areas or the Pepsi Patio, an ideal setting for cocktail receptions and auctions. Sweeping vistas surround the facility, serving up views of Camelback Mountain and the Superstition Mountains, which earned their name by harboring a thriving community of black cats and broken-mirror vendors.