Guide, information for upcoming Taco Fest in Columbus, Ohio

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If you love tacos, the place to be on May 18 and 19, 2024, is Columbus, Ohio, for the Columbus Taco Festival.  Join thousands of taco lovers at Genoa Park at 303 West Broad Street for a weekend of the best tacos Columbus has to offer!

Taco Fest Hours

  • Saturday, May 18 – 12 pm to 10 pm
  • Sunday, May 19 – 12 pm to 8 pm

Additional Taco Fest Info

Admission to the Taco Fest is free if you enter before 2 pm.  After 2 pm, admission is $5, credit card only at the gate.

Do you like your taco spicy, crunchy, sweet, savory or tangy?  However you like them, you’ll definitely find something to love!  Enjoy tacos with an array of styles and flavors from traditional to inventive fusion.

Discover Columbus’ best taco vendors and restaurants.  Savor the tastiest taco recipes when you immerse yourself in this epic taco festival like no other!

The food vendors will have other Mexican food as well as American Fare.  This year Dessert Alley will have vendors with sweet treats and desserts.  Other vendors will have tequila drinks, ice cold beer and non-alcoholic drinks available for you to purchase.  

The Taco Festival also offers live entertainment and music.  Dance and sing along with some great local bands.

One of the high points of the festival is Sunday’s Puppy Dress Up Contest.  The dogs will be divided into 3 categories: Chihuahuas, Small Dogs and Big Dogs.  Show off your pet in the most adorable, hilarious or just downright fabulous outfit.  The proceeds from the contest will go to the CHA Animal Shelter, a local non-profit.

Proceeds from the Columbus Beer Fest will benefit the Columbus Diaper Coalition, a non-profit group that provides diapers and baby supplies to families in need.


If you enjoyed the tacos at the festival and now you’d like to learn more about preparing tacos, try these cookbooks.  You can use our links to save money on them.

Or you can enjoy tacos at the best restaurants for tacos in Columbus as chosen by the users of TripAdvisor.

  1. Starliner Diner
  2. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
  3. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant – Columbus
  4. Katalina’s
  5. Bakerfield’s

Discounted Hotel Rates

If you’d like to visit Columbus for the Taco Fest, you should consider the following hotels.  They are all offering discounted rates which can save you money on your stay.

  • Quality Inn & Suites North/Polaris – 19% Discount
  • Comfort Inn Grove City – Columbus South – 18% Discount
  • Cambria Hotel Columbus – Polaris – 15% Discount
  • Quality Inn & Suites Columbus West – Hilliard – 15% Discount
  • Comfort Suites Grove City – Columbus South – 13% Discount
  • Suburban Studios Columbus North – 10% Discount
  • Quality Inn Grove City – Columbus South – 8% Discount
  • Executive Suites – 5% Discount
  • Econo Lodge Columbus – 5% Discount
  • Rodeway Inn Columbus – 5% Discount