Taco Fest & Highwood Days

Highwood Days Taco Fest 2022

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JULY 21 - 24, 2022

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TACO FEST HOURS AT EVERTS PARK

Thursday and Friday 5-11pm
Saturday noon – 11pm
Sunday noon – 9 pm

HIGHWOOD DAYS CARNIVAL AT THE DOWNTOWN HIGHWOOD METRA STATION PARKING LOT

CARNIVAL HOURS
Thursday 5-10
Friday 5-11
Saturday 1-11
Sunday 1-9

*View information on all-you-can-ride wristbands times and costs below or download Highwood Days Flyer



Taco Fest will take place rain or shine

Taco Fest Music & Vendors will be at Everts Park

Taco Fest Carnival will be held in the
Downtown Highwood Metra Station parking lot

Toagie music

Highwood Days 2022

Taco Fest will offer mouth-watering food from both 20 taco-centric restaurants, caterers and food trucks along with a booze tent featuring Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer, Party Can Cocktails, and a variety of beer from Ravinia Brewing Company, as well as a fabulous line up of live music, activities for the whole family, vendors and more! Combined with the 55th Annual Highwood Days, the City’s most celebrated festival in its history, the 4-day festival will be complete with carnival rides and games!
Highwood Days Taco Fest Tent-2018

Location: Highwood Metra Station Parking Lot | 317 Green Bay Rd. Highwood, Illinois 60040

“The combination of Highwood Days and Taco Fest offers families something for everyone to come out and enjoy all weekend long with a variety of options from great food and drinks, live music and a carnival,” says M. Brad Slavin, President of Celebrate Highwood. “Taco Fest celebrates the eclectic taste of tacos and the culinary diversity of Highwood.”

Vote for your favorite taco!

During Taco Fest, more than 20 vendors will be sharing their unique take on the ever-popular taco while competing to be the best in town. Attendees can choose from a variety of tacos from the traditional carne asada to the more unique braised short rib and brussel sprout taco or healthy mahi mahi or sweet potato taco, and cast their vote in the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in three categories: Best Authentic Taco, Best Unique Taco, and Best “Healthy" Taco. The winner in each category will receive a trophy and bragging rights. The winners will be announced at the stage on Sunday, July 24 at 6 pm. Come on out, eat tacos, enjoy a cocktail, listen to some great music and don’t forget to cast your vote! Thank you to our ballot sponsor Highland Park Bank & Trust and Bank of Highwood-Fort Sheridan.

2022 People's Choice Winners

Runner Up - Authentic - Chikito Pero Picoso for their Baja Chicken Taco - JUST OPENED IN HIGHWOOD
Winner - Authentic - La Plancha Loca - again - Shrimp taco

Runner Up Unique - La Plancha Loca - Volcan Taco
Winner - Unique - first time vendor - moving here from Hawaii - Da Local Boy - Poke Taco

Taco Fest will offer mouth-watering food from both 20 taco-centric restaurants, caterers and food trucks along with a booze tent featuring Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer, Party Can Cocktails, and a variety of beer from Ravinia Brewing Company, as well as a fabulous line up of live music, activities for the whole family, vendors and more! Combined with the 55th Annual Highwood Days, the City’s most celebrated festival in its history, the 4-day festival will be complete with carnival rides and games!
Highwood Days Taco Fest Tent-2018

Location: Highwood Metra Station Parking Lot | 317 Green Bay Rd. Highwood, Illinois 60040

“The combination of Highwood Days and Taco Fest offers families something for everyone to come out and enjoy all weekend long with a variety of options from great food and drinks, live music and a carnival,” says M. Brad Slavin, President of Celebrate Highwood. “Taco Fest celebrates the eclectic taste of tacos and the culinary diversity of Highwood.”

Vote for your favorite taco!

During Taco Fest, more than 20 vendors will be sharing their unique take on the ever-popular taco while competing to be the best in town. Attendees can choose from a variety of tacos from the traditional carne asada to the more unique braised short rib and brussel sprout taco or healthy mahi mahi or sweet potato taco, and cast their vote in the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in three categories: Best Authentic Taco, Best Unique Taco, and Best “Healthy" Taco. The winner in each category will receive a trophy and bragging rights. The winners will be announced at the stage on Sunday, July 24 at 6 pm. Come on out, eat tacos, enjoy a cocktail, listen to some great music and don’t forget to cast your vote! Thank you to our ballot sponsor Highland Park Bank & Trust and Bank of Highwood-Fort Sheridan.

Taco Fest Vendors

Taco Fest vendors will be sharing their unique take on the ever-popular taco while competing to be the best in town. Attendees can choose from a variety of tacos from the traditional carne asada to the more unique braised short rib and brussel sprout taco or healthy mahi mahi or sweet potato taco, and cast their vote in the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in in the categories of Best Authentic and Best Unique Ta-cos. The winner in each category will receive a trophy and bragging rights. The winners will be announced at the stage on Sunday, July 24 at 6 PM. Come on out, eat tacos, enjoy a cocktail, listen to some great music and don’t forget to cast your vote!

Complete list of vendors coming soon... Watch for the list coming soon

Taco Fest & Highwood Days Music Schedule

Note: This is a partial schedule check back here for more bands.

DateTimeBand
Thursday, July 216:00 -7:15pmTBD
8:15 - 11:00pmExpo 76
Friday, July 226:00 - 7:30pmDarren Jay & the Delta Souls
8:15 - 11:00pmSneezy
Saturday, July 232:30 - 4:00pmClass of ‘68
5:00 - 7:30pmSaturday June Band
8:15 - 11:00pmDavidson County Band
Sunday, July 2412:00 - 2:00pmSchool of Rock
3:00 - 5:30pmBarry & The Fointains
6:00 - 9:00pmSpies of the World

Highwood Days and Taco Fest Vendors

Taco Fest will offer tacos from different vendors plus vendors offer a variety of food drinks and merchandise

Vendor
Bella Cherie
Chikito Pero Picoso
Chopping It Up
Crazee Ice
Culinary Gangster
Da Local Boy
Depidy Dawg
El Campeon
El Poblanito
Gaby's Funnel Cakes
Gustavo’s Taquiza
Henna Creations
Honey Bay's BBQ
La Casa de Isaac
La Ceobllita Grill
La Plancha Loca
Magic Crepes
Maria’s Mexican Food
Mechanical Bull
OMG! Olive Oil
Sheets by Karen
Tacos Marios
The Little Dipper