CBUStoday’s guide to Columbus Taco Fest 2022

Columbus Taco Fest returns to Genoa Park this year | Photo via Taco Fest
Columbus Taco Fest returns to Genoa Park this year | Photo via Taco Fest

With the fourth annual Columbus Taco Fest taking place on Sat., May 14-Sun., May 15 at Genoa Park, it’s time to talk tacos so you don’t have FOMO during this fiesta. 🌮

Hard shell facts

Both Saturday + Sunday kick off at noon, and Saturday closes at 10 p.m. while Sunday closes at 8:30 p.m. Regardless of when you choose to arrive, admission is free and you can always come back for seconds.

Pro tip: Check out this handy parking guide from Taco Fest for nearby parking options before heading out.

Tacos, nachos, and tequila

This year’s lineup includes 20+ local food trucks with most tacos in the range of $2 to $4 per taco. Many spots offer more than just tacos, like Barroluco with Argentinaian comfort food such as empanadas, or Avo-rrito featuring street food like nachos.

Plus, tacos always go great with tequila + beer, and both will be available through drink tickets which can be bought at the festival.

Head to Taco Fest early to avoid the lines | Photo via Taco Fest
Head to Taco Fest early to avoid the lines | Photo via Taco Fest

More ways to salsa

Live music will also be at Taco Fest with local acts like Los Borirengues del Swing, a merengue + salsa trio from Columbus. Music begins at 1 p.m. with a full lineup of performers each day.

All wrapped for a good cause

You’ll be supporting a good cause as portions of the proceeds will benefit the Ohio Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, a local emergency fund to support the service industry.

Dogs are also welcome at Taco Fest so bring your pups. And if you are feeling festive, dress your dog in a costume on Sunday for a dress-up contest benefitting RESCUEDOhio, a nonprofit dog rescue in Columbus.