The first-ever Fraser Valley Taco Festival occurs on Saturday.

Fraser Valley Taco Fest debuts tomorrow

Celebration of all things taco coming to Abbotsford Centre on Saturday

It’s like Christmas Eve for taco lovers.

Tomorrow (Saturday) is the first-ever Fraser Valley Taco Festival, which all goes down outside Abbotsford Centre near the University of the Fraser Valley.

The event, which runs from noon to 4 p.m., will see a variety of activities for participants to engage in.

One of the more hotly anticipated events is the Hot Chili Pepper Eating Contest, which is presented by Bohica Pepper Hut.

The rules and regulations of the contest have not yet been revealed, but other pepper contests see participants eat increasingly hotter and hotter peppers until they cannot continue.

Also planned for the event is the Tiny Taco Dog Beauty Paegant. Small dogs will be adorned in taco-inspired costumes and then be judges on the beauty of both the costume and the dog.

The dog event reached its maximum capacity several weeks ago. It’s unclear if dogs enjoy wearing the costume, as seen in the video below.

Of course, there are also tacos available at the taco festival. The traditional chicken, beef, pork and some anything-goes unique creations are all available to sample.

Craft beer will also be available, with brands offering drinks including: Field House, Loud Mouth, Sleeman, Steamworks, Trading Post, Vancouver Island Brewing, Persephone, Ravens and many more. Margaritas are being offered too.

The event will also feature Lucha Libre Wrestling from Seattle-based company Lucha Libra Volcanica. Lucha Libre is Mexican-style wrestling known for its fast pace and acrobratic action.

Musically, the world latin party band known as Mazacote will be performing. The Vancouver-based band has appeared at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, headlined the Vancouver International Salsa Festival and is set to release their third album Patria next month.

For more on the event, visit facebook.com/fraservalleytacofestival.

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