The much-anticipated food event will feature tacos, live music, games and the first annual Chihuahua Beauty Contest

BETHLEHEM, Pa.— ArtsQuest is delighted to announce the return of TacoFest presented by Bacardi Rum on Sun., July 10. Spend the afternoon at the SteelStacks campus enjoying tacos from around the Lehigh Valley, live music, the first annual SteelStacks Chihuahua Beauty Contest, a ghost pepper bobbing contest, comedy gameshow and more. Tickets for this much anticipated full day experience are now on sale at General admission tickets are $5; Margarita Madness tickets are $49 for members or $54 for general public; Patrón Tequila Tastingtickets are $49 for members and $54 for general public. Tickets for Margarita Madness and Patrón Tequila Tasting include early entry into the festival. For select discounted rates and presale opportunities become an ArtsQuest member or Circle donor today.

“We are excited for the return of TacoFest to the SteelStacks campus after its blockbuster sold-out debut in 2019,” Patrick Brogan, ArtsQuest’s Chief Programming Officer said. “What better way to spend a summer afternoon than on the Levitt lawn enjoying the best tacos in the Lehigh Valley while experiencing live music, games and chihuahuas.”

General Admission begins at 1 p.m., and includes access to all the food, drinks and fun at the SteelStacks campus. Live entertainment includes a performance from Reading-based Mexican folk band Mariachi Maya Internacional, the comedy game show “Spicy Talk,” hosted by comedian Jon Lunger and featuring notable area personalities and a ghost pepper bobbing competition hosted by comedian and Brooklyn Hot Sauce Expo Ghost Pepper Bobbing Champion Aliya Brown. Guests are invited to attend the first annual SteelStacks Chihuahua Beauty Contest. To register a pint-sized K-9 for a chance to showcase their magnificence, visit General admission also includes access to the TacoFest Sensory-Friendly Zone, hosted by Accessible Festivals in the Blast Furnace Room.

Participating Lehigh Valley food favorites include The Bayou, Cool Treats, Corner Cabinet, Cubano Xpress, Fud Truck, Flying V, Geakers Tacos, Grumpy’s BBQ Roadhouse, La Cabinita, Latin Bites, Take a Taco and more. ArtsQuest’s Mack Truck Stop and Palette & Pour will also be serving food and mixing cocktails featuring Cazadores Tequila and Bacardi Rum.

Margarita Madness will begin in the Musikfest Café, presented by Yuengling at 1 p.m., where attendees will vote on up to a dozen uniquely twisted cocktails featuring Cazadores Tequila. 2019 champions, Mixology Masters of Bethlehem, will be back to defend their crown against competing restaurants from throughout the area as they all try to win the title for the best margarita in the Lehigh Valley. There will also be a complimentary tortilla chip bar stocked with guacamole, queso, salsas, and rice and beans. Tickets to Margarita Madness also include early admission to Tacofest starting at noon, and automatic entry into a special raffle in which guests can win Musikfest Wind Creek Steel Stage tickets, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema passes, Hot Glass experiences and more.

Any businesses interested in participating in Margarita Madness may contact Programming Specialist Addyson Young at or (610) 332-1354.

Patrón Tequila Tasting will be hosted at 1:30 p.m., on the Wind Creek Deck at the ArtsQuest Center. Attendees will imbibe five different samples of Patrón Tequilas including Gran Patrón Piedra, an extra añejo tequila that retails for $400 a bottle. A complimentary tortilla chip bar with guacamole, salsa, queso and rice and beans will be available during the event. Tickets for the Patrón Tequila Tasting include early admission to TacoFest at noon and automatic entry into a special raffle for exclusive ArtsQuest prizes including Musikfest Wind Creek Steel Stage tickets, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema passes, Hot Glass experiences and more.


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