Photo by Constanze Riechert-Kurtze from Pixabay

Taco Festival includes wrestling, dog beauty pageant and chili-pepper-eating contest

Outdoor event announced for Sept. 14 at Abbotsford Centre

The Fraser Valley Taco Festival has been announced for Abbotsford Centre.

The event takes place Saturday, Sept. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. outside the centre at 33800 King Rd. near University of the Fraser Valley.

The homage to tacos includes $3 tacos in a variety of options, including the traditional chicken, beef and pork, as well as anything-goes versions from local and regional taco makers.

The event also features Lucha Libre wrestling, with a meet-and-greet session with the wrestlers.

Guests can also test their taste buds in the hot-chili-pepper-eating contest. The last person standing wins a prize.

Fans can vote for their choice of the best taco from among the vendors at the festival. The one with the most votes is awarded the Best Taco trophy.

The Fraser Valley Taco Festival also features the Tiny Taco Dog Beauty Pageant. To enter, dogs must weigh less than 25 pounds.

Tickets for the event are $14 (including service fees) in advance at ticketmaster.ca. Children under 12 are free.

Forms to enter the chili-eating contest and the dog pageant are available online at abbotsfordcentre.ca.

RELATED: Taco Party with Chef Heidi Fink

Just Posted

Funding issues jeopardize Fraser Valley Humane Society

Board member says doors may have to be closed, fundraiser taking place on Monday

VIDEO: Woman born in Mission meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

Trail-cam thief unaware of being on camera

Anyone recognizing the thief urged to contact Abbotsford Police Department

Abbotsford police cruiser t-bones civilian vehicle en route to emergency call

South Fraser Way and Gladwin blocked off as police conduct investigation

VIDEO: Woman born in Mission meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Groups ready campaign to help young voters identify ‘fake news’ in election

The media literacy campaign to focus on identifying misinformation and suspicious sources online

Big rally in northern B.C. draws attention to continuing lumber crisis

Mayor Joan Atkinson says about 400 workers have been directly affected by the closure of the Canfor mill

Most Read