The 1st Atlanta Taco Festival will take place May 1, 2016 at Candler Park from 1pm until 7pm. This is the largest taco competition and taco celebration on the East Coast. There will be local bands, Gringo Bingo, Salsa Dancing, Lucha Libre Wrestling and huge bar experiences by some of your favorite local establishments.

A donation will be made to CHRIS Kids with proceeds from the festival. CHRIS Kids has a mission to heal children, strengthen families and build community. CHRIS is an acronym that stands for our core values: Creativity, Honor, Respect, Integrity and Safety.

We were thrilled with the community’s overwhelming enthusiasm for the inaugural Atlanta Taco Festival and are disappointed that technological and logistical issues impeded the on-site experience.

We implemented the RFID wristbands to provide a smooth, fast and enjoyable day; however, we do understand that many guests experienced issues with the new system. We sincerely apologize that this, along with long wait times contributed to a frustrating event.

Guests who purchased their tickets through Freshtix or Scoutmob may email atlantatacofestival@gmail.com within seven days of the festival to request a refund solution. If a purchase was made through a third party site such as Groupon or Living Social, guests must contact the third party site directly to request a refund solution.

No refund request will be accepted and no refunds will be given after Sunday May 8th.

Additionally, we are taking all guest feedback to heart in order to ensure these issues do not occur in subsequent years.