Madison Taco Festival canceled following complaints of poor organization and “slop tacos” | Food drink

A flyer for the Madison Taco Festival, which was canceled due to complaints about the company behind the event in other cities.


After hearing a litany of complaints from attendees in other cities, Breese Stevens Field has decided to cancel the Madison Taco Festival scheduled for September 18, organizers said on Friday.

The festival was to be one of many held across the country by an Arizona-based national society called AZ Festivals. But media reports and social media posts circulating this week have documented complaints at other festivals hosted by the company about poor organization, long lines and, worse yet, lousy tacos. .

“Breese Stevens Field made this decision after learning about poor execution and customer experiences at previous taco festivals across the country presented by AZ Festivals,” festival organizers said in a brief statement Friday. “This decision was made on the basis of previous performances and the lack of information provided by AZ Festivals to ensure a successful event.”

The festival announced that it will bring tacos, music and local vendors to Breese Stevens Field. A $ 10 ticket gave the customer access to general admission to the stadium to purchase food and drink separately, while a $ 45 VIP ticket gave the purchaser two tacos, two beers, and one t -shirt.

“We’re working as hard as possible to bring together as many taco vendors from across town for a taste of the city via TACOS!” a flyer for the announced event.

But reports and social media posts began to spread that other taco festivals run by AZ Festivals in other cities, such as Des Moines, Scranton and Buffalo, were just shells of what was announced.

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