Cleveland Taco Festival

September 8, 2018 | 1pm-7pm (12pm for VIPs)
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About Taco Heaven.

The most anticipated food & entertainment festival of the year is taking place at Jack Thistledown Racino on Saturday, September 8th, 2018! Get ready for the 2nd Annual Cleveland Taco Festival!

Over 40 varieties of tacos will be available, just $3 each. It's time for Taco Heaven! Inside the festival, you'll find over 20 of Cleveland's best restaurants, food trucks, and eateries serving up an amazing variety of mouth watering tacos & other related food items (mexican corn, churritos, churros, tamales, nachos & more) all while be entertained by live bands on stage, authentic Mariachi music, and other live entertainment.

Ticket Types

$ 9 .95 Buy Now

General Admission

  • Entrance into the Festival
  • Access to cash margarita & full bars & tequila sampling, live bands & DJs, mariachi band, eating contests (see FAQ #7 below), and tons of fun with friends!
  • As always, kids 10 & under are FREE with a paying adult.

$ 49 .95 Buy Now

VIP Admission

Limited Tix Available!

  • Everything included with General Admission, PLUS:
  • 1-hour Express Early Entry into the Festival
  • 5 Drink vouchers (excludes tequila flights & shots) at Private VIP Bar
  • 5 Taco vouchers
  • 1 Bottle of Hot Sauce
  • Exclusive VIP party tent with private bathrooms & bar
  • Commemorative VIP gift bag with your bottle of hot sauce, giveaways, bragging rights, and more!

All The Details...

Cleveland's 2nd Annual Taco Festival is taking place at JACK Thistledown Racino on Saturday, September 8th, 2018! Please be prepared to enjoy...


  • 20+ Taco & Food Vendors
  • Live Bands on Stage, Authentic Mariachi Entertainment, and DJs
  • Frozen Margarita Bar
  • Tequila Sampling Tent
  • Chili Pepper & Other Eating Contests
  • Carnival Games, Kids Zone
  • Giant Nacho Bar
  • Misted VIP Party Tent
  • Baggo Tournament
  • Free Parking
  • & much more!


At the event, you'll find over 20 of Cleveland's best restaurants, food trucks & carts serving up an amazing variety of mouth watering tacos's & related food items $3 tacos (sold separately). There will be bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, tequila flights, ice cold beer, water, soda & more. All items will work on a voucher system - there will be various voucher stations throughout the festival & all vouchers will be used as cash. Additional vendors will be on hand to sell other food (mexican corn, churritos, churros, tamales, nachos & more) as well. Multiple ATMs will be on site & strongly encourage cash sales at voucher stations.


Over 30 different types of tequila will be available for pre-arranged flight's or individual purchases at the tequila expo tent!


The Cleveland Taco Festival is proud to partner this year with The Trauma Survivors Foundation! Check out this great cause today at


Children 10 & under are FREE & do not need a ticket.


Have a restaurant or food truck or want to be a vendor or sponsor? Join the taco party! You can email us and we will get right back to you.

PLEASE NOTE: Ticket prices are subject to increase at any time - do not wait to buy tickets, these events often do sell out!

Festival Location

Jack Thistledown Racino | 21501 Emery Rd, North Randall, OH 44128


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Yes, kids 10 and under are free with a paying adult!
Sure thing! Please click here and fill out that quick form. We will get right back to you!
Tacos are on a voucher system. Each custom, hand-made taco is 1 or more vouchers (some larger tacos are more than 1 voucher). You can purchase taco vouchers at the event voucher stands.
All ticket purchases for the Taco Festival are final. We do not issue refunds for any reason, including inclement weather, if you cannot make it, etc.
Yes, this is a Rain or Shine indoor/outdoor event. Please plan accordingly and bring rain gear if it is going to rain - it does happen and we still get a sell-out crowd in the rain!
CLICK HERE to sign up for the eating contest in advance.

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