San Jose’s getting ready for it’s annual taco overload with the San Jose Taco Festival coming to History Park on May 24. About 6,000 taco fans are expected at this third annual festival, which will feature 35 food trucks: 15 traditional taco offerings, 15 fusion tacos and 5 desert trucks. Plates will be $5 or less, so sampling a wide variety is encouraged.

Some highlights include Curry Up Now, purveyors of fine Indian street food; the cajun-inspired Louisiana Territory; and for desert Rocko’s Chocolate Tacos, with local, organic ice cream.

Ryan Sebastian, the organizer behind the Taco Festival, says that this year there’s a greater emphasis on traditional taco trucks, rather than the snazzy new fusion trucks.

“We’ve spent the last several months going to taco trucks in middle of the night,” he said. “We’ve had a great time finding some great taco trucks. These are the trucks that don’t do typical food truck events, the hidden ones in the gas station parking lot at 11pm.”

The entertainment this year has expanded as well with two stages. The acoustic stage feature local singer/songwriter Chris Reed and improv jammers Rebelskamp. San Jose favorites Sweet Hayah, DJ Basura and headliners The Trims will perform on the main stage. An added bonus (for some), the 3rd annual Air Accordion Championship.

Other highlights include Lucha Libra wrestling and an SJ Made vendor fair with local arts, crafts, jewelry and clothing.

Sebastian also said that his next festival, the Electronic Sriacha Festival, is currently looking for a location for Labor Day Weekend. No further details yet on that one, except that there will be EDM and Sriacha. Lots of Sriacha.

Vendors at San Jose Taco Festival this year:

BBQ Kalbi
Cluck It Up
Curry Up Now
El Paisa
Fish Taco Wabo
Hill Country BBQ
Hula Truck
Louisiana Territory
Madd Mex Cantina
Mamacitas Tacos
Mariscos Tsunami
Mona’s Fruits
No Way Jose
Oaxacan Kitchen
Rocko’s Chocolate Tacos
Siam Loco Wraps
Smothered Fries
Taco Mania
Tacos De Los Altos
Tacos Del Oro
Tacos Santiaguito
Takoz Mod Mex
Taqueria Angelicas
We Sushi

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