10 Things You Should Know About Tailgate Taste Fest 2016

10 Things You Should Know About Tailgate Taste Fest 2016

Thinking about attending the 2016 Tailgate Taste Fest on Saturday, October 1st in Curtis Hixon Park? Here are 10 things you should know:

  • Admission is FREE for all ages! Didn’t have plans on October 1? Well, now you do!
  • To sample the delicious offerings from any/all of our participating restaurants, you must purchase a 5 or 10-sample food wristband, available for $15 or $20 through August 1st. Purchase yours before prices increase by clicking here.

  • While you’re sampling, restaurants will be competing! You will have the opportunity to vote on who you think has the best tailgate food in Tampa Bay, along with our judges. Restaurants will be competing in the following categories: Sliders, Chicken, Barbeque and Small Plates.
  • Tailgate Taste Fest will include live music from some of the Bay’s best local artists! A full lineup will be announced in the coming months.
  • Our BYOC policy is strictly enforced – Bring your own chair! What better way to enjoy Tampa’s fall weather than bringing a few chairs and a blanket and parking yourself in the middle of Curtis Hixon?! No seating will be provided on the lawn, so if you want to stake your spot early on, we recommend bringing your own.
  • Are you a football fan? You’re in luck! Tailgate Taste Fest will be showing the day’s best college football games on large LED screens throughout the park. The featured games will be announced in the coming months.
  • Tailgate Taste Fest is a kid-friendly event! Not only will we be providing the area’s largest “playground” by opening up Curtis Hixon Park, but your kids will have the opportunity to meet and play with local team mascots and cheerleaders! Activations through local professional teams will also be present at the event.
  • If simply “attending” is not enough for you, then you’ll love our VIP experience! VIP passes can be purchased in advance or on event day, starting at $75. Your VIP pass will include one (1) complimentary 10-Sample Food Wristband, complimentary snacks, unlimited liquor, beer, wine, water and soda and exclusive access to the VIP tent, including private tv screens and restrooms.
  • Are you the competitive type? How about a game of corn hole? Traditional tailgate games will be available at no charge throughout the park. Grab your buddy and let’s see what you’ve got!
  • Love listening to live music? Tailgate Taste Fest will have live performances on stage during the entire event! The list of acts will be announced in the coming months.