presented by Cazadores Tequila

July 9, 2023


TacoFest Cancellation update

Sunday, 7/9, 2023

Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our patrons, vendors, volunteers, and staff we are unfortunately cancelling TacoFest today due to the impending weather forecast.

Margarita Madness and Patron Tasting will go on as planned inside the ArtsQuest Center and those who hold tickets for those events will get a discount back of $5 for the portion of TacoFest being cancelled.

Our box office will be automatically refunding ticket holders who purchased tickets with credit/debit cards starting on Monday. Patrons who purchased tickets with cash should visit the ArtsQuest Center box office for their refund.


Spend the afternoon at the SteelStacks campus enjoying tacos from around the Lehigh Valley, live music, the second annual SteelStacks Chihuahua Beauty Contest and more.

Food Vendors:

  • Aqui Es: A Taste of Mexico
  • Cubano Xpress*
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  • Cousins Maine Lobster
  • Don Juan Mexican Grill
  • Fiesta Churros
  • The Flying V*
  • Geakers Tacos*
  • Grumpy’s BBQ Roadhouse
  • Grubnight Food Truck
  • Holy Infancy Church
  • Kona Ice of Allentown*
  • Lu Taqueira*
  • Mack Truck Stop
  • Mon & Mels Sweet Scoops*
  • Oomie ZoOmiez*
  • Palette & Pour*
  • Take a Taco*
  • Taco Town
  • Taste Smokers
  • The Angry Chourico BBQ
  • Uno Taqueria*

*vegan options

Retail Vendors:

  • Isasuma Art
  • 22 Peppers


Buy Tickets

$5 in advance | $10 week of event

1-7 p.m.

  • access to the festival starting at 1 p.m.
  • entertainment includes: Gameshows, Music, Chihuahua Beauty Contests, and more!
  • Access to all food, drinks and fun at the SteelStacks Campus
  • Access to the Tacofest Sensory-Friendly Zone, hosted by Accessible Festivals in the Fowler Blast Furnace Room

Chihuahua Beauty Contest

Buy Tickets


Contests at 2 p.m.

  • Includes one general admission ticket, all general admission associated benefits, and registration for one dog in the chihuahua beauty pageant.
  • If a human is looking to register more than one dog, they have the option to add on an extra registration for $9 each. To register additional dogs please call our box office at 610-332-1300. No more than 3 dogs per human, please.
  • Strut your pup for the chance to have your fury friend dubbed Gooddest Doggo, Most Huggable, Cutest tail wiggle, and more! (Human winners will also be awarded ArtsQuest tickets and merch!)
  • Dogs must be 25lb or under


Buy Tickets

Margarita MadnessApr 6-May 5May 6-July 2July 3-9
ArtsQuest Member Price$39$44$49

Margarita Madness is a 21+ event

1-3 p.m.

Musikfest Café

  • General Admission Benefits + MORE
  • Exclusive early access to Tacofest starting at 12 p.m.
  • Restaurants from all around the Lehigh Valley, including defending champion The Edge, will be competing to see who has the best margarita! Guests will get one 1oz sample from each restaurant and the opportunity to vote for their favorite margarita. All restaurants will also have alcohol-free versions of their margarita.
  • Access to a complimentary tortilla chip bar stocked with guacamole, queso, salsas, and rice and beans

Any businesses interested in participating in Margarita Madness may fill out this form.

Patrón Tequila Tasting

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Patrón Tequila TastingMay 25-July 2July 3-9
ArtsQuest Member Price$39$44

The Patrón Tequila Tasting is a 21+ event.

1:30-3 p.m.

Wind Creek Deck at the ArtsQuest Center

  • General Admission Benefits + MORE
  • Exclusive early access to Tacofest starting at 12 p.m.
  • Ticket holders will sample four different products, including their Silver, Reposado, Anejo, and Extra Anejo products. Patrón’s own David Halpern will be on hand to discuss the history of tequila and guide patrons through the tasting experience.
  • Access to a complimentary tortilla chip bar stocked with guacamole, queso, salsas, and rice and beans
Entertainment Schedule
12 p.m. La Mega’s DJ LeaserAir Products Town Square
2 p.m. Chihuahua Beauty PageantLevitt Pavilion
3 p.m. Mariachi MayaAir Products Town Square
4 p.m. Spicy TalkAir Products Town Square
4:30 p.m. Bobbing for Hot PeppersAir Products Town Square
5 p.m. Taco TossAir Products Town Square
5:30 p.m. Chihuahua Beauty PageantLevitt Pavilion

Food Vendor

Application Deadline: February 28, 2023

Apply Here


Festival Vendor Application

Apply Online

ArtsQuest presents several different festivals and events each year including, Musikfest, Oktoberfest, and Christkindlmarkt. This application is an event vendor application for those events and other events presented by ArtsQuest. Dates and rates for each event are located within the application. Application deadline for Musikfest, Oktoberfest, and Christkindlmarkt is April 7, 2023. All other events have a deadline for application of thirty (30) days prior to the event.

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