Last year Chacho’s held its’ inaugural Taco Festival, bringing taco-lovers to St. James Park in droves.

The second annual taco festival returns to St. James Park. For years, the park has been overlooked by festival organizers. However, of late it has become a prime location for festivals, including C2SV and the Electronic Sriracha Festival. This year’s celebration of tacos will  include food trucks, live music and, of course, a taco-eating contest. The contest will take place from 4:30pm-5:30pm and is the only Major League Eating (MLE) sanctioned event of its kind in Northern California.

Last year’s winner, San Jose native Matt “Megatoad” Stonie consumed 103 tacos in eight minutes. He is not only the No. 2 ranked competitive eater in the MLE, but also the youngest. All levels of eaters and taco enthusiast are welcome to compete for the title of “Chacho’s Taco Champion” and the grand prize.

Restaurateur and Chacho’s founder Jorge Sanchez is looking forward to the event. “It’s a great day to get out and mingle with your neighbors. Bring the family to try a variety of local Mexican cuisine.”

Multiple musical performances are scheduled to take place throughout the festival, including sets The Cure and Duran Duran tribute bands, Planet Earth, a number of DJs and a surprise guest band to be announced on Chacho’s Twitter page.