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human costume contest

Location: River Stage

Time: 2-3pm 

We couldn't let the pups have all the fun! Do you have a great taco costume or outfit you want to showcase? Head on over to the River Stage 30 minutes prior to the event (1:30pm) to enter! Great for all humans both big and small. The winner of our Human Costume Contest will get 2 Taco Tickets, 2 Drink Tickets, a Winner's Sash, and bragging rights!


Dog Costume Contest

Location: River Stage

Time: 3-4pm

Enter your pup into our Dog Costume Contest! Entry is $5 (cash or card) and 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Oregon Human Society. To enter, bring your furry friend over to the Event Stage by 2:45pm. Dogs will showcase their adorable costumes to the crowd and judges. The winning pup will receive an esteemed gift basket with prizes donated by our friends at Salem Pet Supply and Wilco as well as a crown and bragging rights as the Cutest Taco Pup. Please be sure to check out the Oregon Human Society's booth to learn more about adoptable pets in our area.

live mural by jonezy

Location: Taco Alley 

Time: All Day 

Watch local legend Jonezy create a Live Mural of the Northwest Taco Fest throughout the event!



Location: Vendor Village 

Time: All Day

Add a splash of color to your taco adventure! Head over to Aunt Toni’s Facepainting in our Vendor Village for a fun and unique design.

smashsquatch wreck room

Location: Vendor Village

Time: All Day

Want to work off some of those tacos? Head over to SMASHSQUATCH - the mobile wreck room to have
some out-rage-ous fun!



Location: Vendor Village 

Time: All Day

Have some fun in our Double Bounce House - great for kiddos!

Selfie PhotoBooth

Location: Main Stage

Time: All Day

Grab your favorite taco lovers and head over to the Selfie Photobooth! Each photo shoot will come with digital copies of your photographs to share on social media

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mechanical bull riding

Location: Vendor Village 

Time: All Day

Get ready for a wild ride! Swing by our Vendor Village and take on the challenge of taming our mechanical bull


Location: River Stage

Time: 12-1pm

"Experience the magic of balloon artistry with Antonio Sombrero! You can find Antonion Sombrero on the River Stage from 12-1pm and then in the Vendor Village from 1-2pm


more events to be announced soon!

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