No Days Off
When we discovered that on one of our rare free days during the Wild Wild West 2017 Tour would coincide with the famed Arizona Taco Festival, we knew that was a party we needed to crash and cover.
Armed with press passes courtesy of the Founder of the Taco Fest, David Tyda, we arrived at the Salt River Fields in Scottsdale along with what seemed to be the entire city.
Even though the event took place on the weekend of October 14th and 15th, 2017, the desert heat was unrelenting.
The 8th Annual Arizona Taco Festival is famous for its wild and crazy contests during the two day affair.
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Billed by USA Today as one of the country’s most exciting food shows, besides endless amounts of tacos from established eateries, the festival also features a chihuahua beauty pageant, hilarious eating competitions, lucha libre wrestling, and–the real reason for our interest–a tequila expo.
Surprises Under the Tequila Tent
Having heard all kinds of stories over the years from people who attended the Arizona Taco Festival, we felt we needed to investigate their claims for ourselves.
What we didn’t anticipate were the following pop-up surprises by brands we’ve followed with great enthusiasm and even some that came along with us on our Wild Wild West 2017 Tour.
Azunia Makes a Splash!
[*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Wild Wild West 2017 Tour were vetted as Brand of Promise(c) Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be included.]
Tequila Terralta Makes an Appearance
Enrique Ramos of Creo Spirits was hard at work in his space serving Terralta Tequila to the masses. Note the cleverly placed chairs to welcome attendees to sit and sip awhile.
Terralta Tequila and the Arizona Tequila Mafia
And who should be sitting at the Terralta booth but some of the members of the Arizona Tequila Mafia.
These affable gents formed their own Facebook group and get together to sip and savor their favorite brands once or twice per year.
Chili Terralta Cocktail
And, this was dubbed the official cocktail of the Arizona Tequila Mafia that everyone was raving about made with Terralta Tequila 110 proof–
Making an unexpected entrance into the Arizona Taco Festival to celebrate the resurgence of Cuestion Tequila was none other than the brand’s front man, Jason Fandrich.
Casa Mexico in The Mix
Eric Buccio, founder of Casa Mexico Tequila also exhibited at the Arizona Taco Festival. Here, he gives us a sneak peek into the man and the brand.
The Fun Never Ends
Magic like this happens whenever we get out into the public and take tequila to the streets.
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