The 2018 East Texas Taco Fest


Forget about pizza and burgers. East Texas is taco country, making the 2018 East Texas Taco Fest one of the biggest events of the year. This tasty event is coming to the Old Harrison County Courthouse in Marshall on June 23, and it’ll run for a full 12 hours. Get your first taste at 11 a.m. and eat your way through the next half a day until the event wraps up at 11 p.m. It really is going to be a taco-tastic event, so make your plans to attend.

More than Tacos

Sure, Taco Fest is going to have tacos from all over the globe, along with a taco contest. That might be enough to bring you to Marshall, but it’s also going to have a whole lot more. Yep, you can eat your fill of tacos, but you can also listen to music, enjoy events, and so much more.

Let’s start with the music. Texas has one of the best local music scenes in the country, and some of the area’s best bands will be heading to Taco Fest to play. That includes some bands from Longview, so you might find your favorite local act out there, playing at the festival.

Lucha Libre “Mexican wrestlers” will also be in attendance, and they aren’t coming for the tacos. They will be competing throughout the event. Mel “Thunder Rosa” will be the biggest draw when it comes to the wrestling. She hails from Mexico City and wrestles professionally.

Then, there’s the margarita mixology contest, at the all-day car show, and the Kids’ Zone. Seriously, this place is going to be so packed full of fun that you won’t want to leave.

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Taco Fest Queen

That’s all fun, but the highlight just might be the Taco Fest Queen. There will be ten contestants competing for the title. They will all participate in the festival’s kick-off parade, and then the organizers will announce a winner around noon. Be sure to vote online to narrow down the contestants.

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