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Tequila & taco festival in Santa Cruz this weekend

The third annual Tequila & Taco Music Festival is this weekend

The third annual Tequila & Taco Music Festival is this weekend

The third annual Tequila & Taco Music Festival happens this weekend in Santa Cruz: Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28 at San Lorenzo Park.

There will be gourmet street tacos, craft beer, and margaritas for sale, plus tequila sampling (for a separate fee) Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advance tickets for the tequila tasting have sold out and a limited number will be sold at the event on a first-come first-served basis.

Participating vendors include Dirty Tequila; Tequila Los Tres tonos; Venus Spirits; 3 Crowns; Casa San Matias; Mezcal Mala Noche; 1933 Spirits LLC; Suerte Tequila; THE Bloody Cure; Patron; and Saville.

Food vendors include Garcia’s Fish Tacos, Tacos Moreno, Conscious Creations, La Olla, Burt’s Chicken Fingers & Garlic Fries, Jardines Restaurant, Tacos Don Beto and The Vegetarian Blog. There will also be arts and craft vendors and music.

All ticket holders both days will have access to food vendors, craft Beer, margarita booths, and live music, but there is no tequila sampling Sunday.


Hours: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. Alcohol sales end at 5 p.m.


Cost: Adult $10 general admission, $40 Saturday tequila tasting, Kids 12 and under are free.


Live music:

Saturday — Third Sol (12:30pm-1:45pm); Extra Large (2:15pm-3:45pm); and Patron Latin Rhythms (4:15pm-5:30pm)

Sunday — Patron Latin Rhythms (12 noon-1:30pm); Metalachi (1:45pm-3:00pm); and SambaDá (3:30pm-5:10pm)

Location: San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota St., Santa Cruz

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Two Santa Cruz food events this weekend: Truck Stop tacos & Sausagefest

Fran Grayson at Branch Out Farm

Fran Grayson at Branch Out Farm

I want to share the news about two food events occurring this weekend: The Truck Stop’s farm taco dinner Friday night and Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing’s Sausagefest Saturday afternoon. More details are below; remember Saturday morning and/or afternoon you can head to the festival “A Taste of Soquel.” Read details in this article.

The Truck Stop’s Fish Taco Friday
The absolutely delicious and innovative Santa Cruz mobile food truck The Truck Stop now gets produce fresh from a local farm in Soquel called Branch Out Farm. Owner and chef Fran Grayson is throwing a fun picnic dinner this Friday at the farm; advance tickets are required. Buy tickets and get address of farm here. Grayson promises “legendary fish tacos with seasonal sweet and savory salsas straight from the garden.” For $25, you get lots of tacos, some snacks to start, and lemon-basil cooler to drink. Kids are charged $5 for “kidsadillas” (veggie quesadillas). You’re encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating.

Saturday Sausagefest from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing is hosting the seventh annual Sausagefest which includes sausage from vendors including el Salchichero, Freedom Meats and Corralitos Market, and homemade sauerkrauts, relishes, pickles, and mustards. There will also be Bavarian pretzels, caramel apples, ice cream from The Penny Ice Creamery, and lots of organic ale. San Francisco punk/polka band Polkacide is performing.

The festival, from 4-7pm, has an admission fee of $5 for adults (includes souvenir glass) and it’s free for kids. Beer and sausages will be for sale; event proceeds will benefit Friends of Santa Cruz Parks. Doors open at 3:30pm and the event is at the location of the Westside Farmers Market at the corner of Mission Street Extension and Western Drive.

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