Join the Taco Party
Saturday, September 10, 2022
At the Sussex County Fairgrounds
Here is everything you need to know to help you plan your visit.
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Get ready for some non-stop Taco Party Action!
Check out the full day schedule of fun events for the whole family to enjoy.

10:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Patron, Tequila 512, Montelobos, and 21 Seeds present:
2022 Margarita Mix Down - $500 Grand Prize
1:30 PM
Sam Adams presents:
The Spicy Tacos of Hell Challenge
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
Defending Cain
West Virginia's Modern Rock Sound
3:15 PM
Corona presents:
The Slaytanic Burrito Challenge
3:30 PM
Pacifico presents:
The 2020 Chihuahua Beauty Pageant
4:00 PM
4:30 PM
Backyard Superheroes
High Energy Ska
5:30 PM
NJ's Premier AC/DC Tribute Band
6:00 PM
6:45 PM
Taco Championship Awards Ceremony
Who will be crowned NJ's #1 Taco?
8:00 PM
Event Closes


It's the fiercest and most delicious of competitions as our vendors go head-to-head to claim the title of the Tri-State's Best Taco! Our judging panel has been carefully selected and includes a team of chef personalities, media, food writers, editors, and enthusiasts. Judges will make their rounds over the course of the day to gather and compare notes. 5 main categories with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places awarded.

An illustration of a trophy coming out of a taco.
• Best BEEF Taco
• Best CHICKEN Taco
• Best PORK Taco
• Best SEAFOOD Taco
• Best VEGGIE Taco

Show off your Taco Talents!

That's right, enter one of our contests to show off your talents for a chance to win prizes!
Margarita Mix-Down
• Spicy Taco of Hell Challenge
• Chihuahua Costume Contest


Will there be General Admission tickets at the door?

Yes, General Admission Tickets will be available at the door for $15 (Cash Only)

Will there be VIP tickets at the door?

VIP tickets are only available as limited pre-sale online only.

How much are tickets for kids?

All children 10 and under are Free with a ticketed adult.

How much are VIP tickets for kids?

VIP tickets are 21 and over only. Attendees under 21 are general admission only.

Why are the VIP tickets 21 and over?

These tickets feature a number of add on's to the general admission ticket but a considerable part of the value comes in the Beer Tickets and Cocktail Sampling. In an effort to not take away from that value, we have reserved sales of these ticket to 21 and over.

Does it cost extra to see the bands?

No, all musical performances are included with entry.

Is this a family friendly event?

Are tacos delicious? 100% Yes! We even feature an exciting kids corner with Bounce Houses, Face Painting, and more!

Are dogs allowed?

Unfortunately, no. The festival grounds do not permit dogs or pets. ONLY dogs entered in the Chihuahua Beauty Pageant and Service Dogs are permitted to attend.

What if it rains?

The NJ Taco Festival is a 100% Rain or Shine event. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

I'm interested in being a Vendor, where can I get more info?

That is great news! Please proceed to our Vendor Request page and complete the form. Once we get your information, we will contact you and go from there.

I'm interested in being a Sponsor, where can I get more info?

And we are interested in you being a sponsor as well. Please proceed to our Sponsorship Request page and complete the form. Once we get your information, we will contact you and go from there.


Event Address

The Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd.
Augusta, NJ 07822

Suggested Accommodations

The Wooden Duck B&B
140 Goodale Rd.
Newton, NJ 07860
Holiday Inn Express
8 North Park Drive
Newton, NJ 07860