The 5th Annual Connecticut Taco Festival Returns to Granby on August 20th

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The Connecticut Taco Festival returns to Granby, Connecticut for its 5th year and East End Taste is so excited to attend! On Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 12-6pm at Salmon Brook Park in Granby, CT, enjoy frozen margaritas and gourmet tacos from some of Connecticut’s favorite restaurants and food trucks.


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Entertainment will include Lucha Libre Wrestling hosted by Paradise Alley Professional Wrestling and the youth mariachi band Corazon de Oro. PhotoBox will host a free photo booth from 1 to 5 PM featuring fun props. Family activities are available including face painting, an obstacle course, a bounce house, and shopping via local vendors offering an array of products.

Taco Vendors and Menu

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Taco vendors include TJ’s Burritos (Granby), Chompers (Canton), Sabores Mexicanos (Hartford), Taco Central (Ansonia), La Birriamania (Meriden) and Birria Mia (Meriden), Viva La Vida (Meriden), The Taste Garden (Trumbull), Flores Food Truck (Guilford), SoulFully Vegan (Hartford), What the Truck (Naugatuck) and more.

A sample of the planned menu items includes Elotes, Birria, Churros, Tres Leches, Mangonadas, and more. Enjoy dessert from Kona Ice of Manchester and Sweet Works, and cocktails including frozen margaritas, mezcal, and sangria, from Bumski’s Mobile Beer & Wine Bar, or local craft beer from New England Brewing Co.

Get Ready to Vote!

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The Connecticut Taco Festival offers guests a chance to vote for Connecticut’s “Top Taco.” This year’s competition will feature the Birria-style taco. The taco is prepared as marinated meat, guajillo, ancho, and chipotle peppers are slowly cooked over low heat. The slow-cooked stock is then used to fry the tacos and offered alongside them for dipping.

A Taco Eating contest is also taking place at 3 pm. The fastest competitor to eat 10 tacos will be awarded a $100 cash prize. Space is limited for this contest. Early registration is recommended.

Purchase Tickets

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Images courtesy of the Connecticut Taco Festival

To join in the fun, please purchase tickets on Eventbrite (advance general admission is $15, tickets at the gate are $20, cash only). Children ages 12 and under receive free admission to the festival. Follow the Connecticut Taco Festival on Facebook and Instagram for updates

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Amber Clark
Amber Clark is a freelance writer and wellness advisor residing in Litchfield County, Connecticut. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from NVCC, and devotes much of her time to furthering her education through literature and personal experience. Her passions include writing, reading, food, nutrition, and the outdoors.