Tailgate Taste Fest

Tailgate Taste Fest this Weekend in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park! 

Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest is the ultimate place to be on Saturday, October 15th from 3pm - 10pm.

A FREE, family and pet friendly event at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park, hosted by the Event Development Institute (EDI) and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission (TBSC), Tailgate Taste Fest’s robust schedule includes activities for the casual event-goer and the ultimate sports fan alike. Entertainment consists of a food competition with local restaurants serving up the most delicious tailgate foods Tampa has to offer, live music from local bands, a competitive corn hole tournament and, of course, live action from the day’s most exciting college football games shown on huge LED video screens!

Taste Tabs and VIT (Very Important Tailgater) wristbands are available to purchase online at Tailgatetastefest.com as well as on site the day of the event. In total, over a dozen local vendors will be serving-up some of the best tailgate food in Tampa Bay.

This year’s live outdoor concert is an array of musical talents from DJs to country artists. Kicking off the tailgate is Tampa Bay’s own, DJ Tanya Lewis. Followed by country artist, Allison Elena. Almost There continues our tailgate excitement giving fans music variety as one of Florida’s best cover bands. Finishing off the hottest tailgate in Tampa Bay is Shawn Scheller & The Contenders with American folk music.  A full event timeline, including stage times, can be found on the Tailgate Taste Fest website.

The family fun and entertainment doesn’t stop with live musical performances. During the event, visit our Fanatics Fan Zone for a 16-team cornhole tournament presented by Tampa Bay Club Sport as well as kid-friendly activations from Team Tampa Bay franchises, including the Buccaneers, Lightning, the Valspar Championship, and the Pelican Women’s Championship.

Two, jumbo LED screens will also broadcast the day’s top college football action. A full schedule of games will be announced on October 8 on Tailgate Taste Fest social media channels.

“Over the past 7 years, Tailgate Taste Fest has grown into the perfect mix of lively tailgate atmosphere and family-friendly fun” said Jenna Grooms, Tailgate Taste Fest Event Director. “We have worked really hard to cultivate an event where there’s something for everyone: college football watch party, corn hole tournament, kid-friendly activities in the Fanatics Fan Zone, amazing food, cold drinks, and live music. Not to mention, the event takes place in the heart of downtown Tampa at Curtis Hixon Park, where our guests can enjoy a breathtaking view of downtown on one side and a scenic view of the Hillsborough River on the other. Food, football, and fun…what more could you ask for?”

Save the date so you don't miss the opportunity to get outside and enjoy one of Tampa Bay’s best tailgates!

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