CANCELED! WoodsTACO Street Taco Festival



Saturday, September 23, 2023
11 am - 4 pm
Downtown Woodstock
$15 taco tasting tickets | Free admission for non-ticket holders

Make plans to attend our fourth annual street taco competition, WoodsTACO, on Saturday, September 23, in downtown Woodstock. We are looking for professional and amateur teams to compete separately for the title of best street tacos in the Valley! Submit your form today!

Taco Competitors:

Think you make some real tasty tacos? Sign up to compete to win over $1,000 in prize money! Amateur and professional teams will compete in separate categories as listed and explained below. 

- Guest judges will blind taste test and score the tacos to determine a $500 winner in each of the four categories. 
   (Showmanship is not determined by the guest judges) 
- Taco tasting ticket holders will vote for their favorite taco in each category for an overall $250 people's choice winner and an overall $100 
   showmanship winner. 

1. Authentic/ Traditional - Professional and Amateur
2. Tex-Mex/ Non-Traditional - Professional and Amateur
3. Dessert - Professional and Amateur
4. Vegetarian - Professional and Amateur
5. Showmanship - Professional and Amateur

All info can be found on the 2023 TACO TEAM APPLICATION 

Tasting Tickets: (Advance Purchase Only)

Purchase your ticket to taste and cast your vote for your favorite tacos. A limited number of tasting tickets are available in advance for three different time slots (11 am, 12 noon, and 1 pm) so purchase yours today! Tasting ticket holders will receive a wristband at the event and will be the only individuals allowed to sample and vote. 

If you have dietary restrictions be aware that the taco teams are not required to meet those needs. We anticipate that some teams will have gluten free corn tortillas and vegetarian tacos but the amount of options is unknown until we get closer to the event.

Purchase your tickets here via Eventbrite

General Admission and Additional Food/Beverage: 
General admission is free and whole tacos and other fare will be available for purchase for attendees that do not have a tasting ticket/ wristband. Taco sales end around 3:30 pm.

Beer/ wine/ cider garden sponsored by the Woodstock Rotary.


- Live Mexalachian music all day by the LUA Project. (This performance is partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.)
- Mexican folklore performance

Questions and more info, contact Katie Mercer at (540) 459-3625 or email