Join Bare Hands, Inc. in celebrating the city’s top taco vendors and food trucks during the sixth annual Birmingham Taco Fest presented by Rubio Law Firm on Sunday, May 7, 2023 from noon to 5 p.m. at Sloss Furnaces (20 32nd St. N., Birmingham, AL 35222). With more than 20 taco vendors competing to be crowned top taco, an artist village, libations, a children’s area, farmers market, DJs and more, this fiesta will be packed with family fun, food and lots of flavor. As a cultural and culinary experience for attendees, Taco Fest creates awareness of the many restaurants and artists that are proud to call Birmingham home. Proceeds from the event will benefit Bare Hands, Inc., an arts organization dedicated to creating meaningful art experiences for artists and the community. General Admission: $10 in advance – $12 day of event; Children 12 and under are free.
Taco vendors currently signed up include: Corazon Mexican Food, CroixStreet Vegan, El Sazón Casero, Fat Charles BBQ, La Oaxaqueña Paleteria y Neveria, Las Garzas, Los Valedores, Mi Pueblo Supermarket, Pollo Goyo, Porky’s Pride, Pupuseria Lupita, Taco Morro Loco, Taco Tuesdays, Tacos Toluca, Tacos Veracruz, Tamale Queen, Taqueria Don Pepe, Taqueria Mexico, The Lil Bougie Foodie and Tuff Love Hospitality. A panel of judges will determine Birmingham’s best tacos and will pick winners for the pork, beef, chicken, and specialty taco categories while the “People’s Choice” award will be chosen by attendees eating their way through the festival.
Event goers can pair their taco selection with delicious beverages, including ice cold Pepsi/Buffalo Rock products, cocktails by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Bacardi Rum and Tequila Cazadores, along with refreshing Patrón Tequila margaritas and beer from Modelo and Constellation brands. Additionally, attendees can indulge in sweet treats from 10 or more sweet vendors.
The artist village will have handmade items for sale, along with activities for all ages. The Mi Pueblo Kids Area at Taco Fest will be packed with fun and creativity! From noon to 4 p.m., children can enjoy Story Circles with local Public Libraries as “Dragons Love Tacos” and other books are read aloud. Other activities include the Dragons Love Tacos photo area and Flower Dyeing Bandanas.
Bare Hands, Inc. is a public charity run by a volunteer Board of Directors and powered by countless hours of dedicated community members. Proceeds from both events directly benefit Bare Hands’ efforts to create more art programs in the community.
Advance general admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.bhamtacofest.com. Day of event general admission is $12. Children 12 and under are free. General admission tickets are for admittance only and do not include beverages or food. This is a rain or shine event. For more information about Birmingham Taco Fest or Bare Hands, Inc., visit www.barehandsinc.org.