Hola, tacos

Illustration by JONATHAN BUCK

By now, you may have heard that the Food Literacy Center is teaming up with the guy behind the immensely popular Sacramento Burger Battle to put on a taco festival on Tuesday, October 4. Don’t confuse it with the third annual Sacramento Taco Festival, though, which takes place Saturday, June 4. The family-friendly fun goes from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Del Paso Boulevard between El Camino Avenue and Arden Way. Apart from lots of taco vendors being present, there will also be a few competitions. See the crowning of a taco-eating champion, most unique sombrero wearer and even best-dressed chihuahua. For the taco makers, there’s an esteemed critic’s choice award. Tickets cost $10—children 10 and under get in for free—and include the general festivities, like live music and other entertainment, but not actual tacos. More www.sactacofest.com.