Lake Geneva Taco Fest

Lake Geneva Taco Fest

Aug 10, 2021 | Event Marketing, Wisconn Valley Events

Taco Fest, organized by the Wisconn Valley Media Group and Lake Geneva House of Music will help close out Lake Geneva’s tourism season in early September with three days of food, music, and fun for the whole family.

Lake Geneva Taco Fest is set to be held Friday, September 10 through Sunday, September 12 at the Lake Geneva House of Music, N3241 County Highway H in the Town of Geneva. The hours for each day are 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Food and Activities

The event will feature food vendors, non-food vendors, live music, dance performances, a hot pepper eating contest, a mechanical bull, and bounce houses. Other possible contests and activities are still in the works as well.


Robert Ireland, general manager for the Lake Geneva Regional News, said even though the Lake Geneva House of Music is located in the Town of Geneva, the event will benefit the hotels in the City of Lake Geneva.

Chris Buttleman, owner of the Lake Geneva House of Music, said Taco Fest should attract many visitors to the Lake Geneva area.

“Everybody loves tacos,” Buttleman said. “It’s going to be a great, fun weekend.”

Music and Entertainment

Representatives from the House of Music are currently in the process of contacting bands to perform at the festival.

Ireland said The Lake Geneva House of Music has provided bands for other local events including Bacon Fest, Walworth County Fair and Lake Geneva’s Oktoberfest.

“If you’ve listened to live music outdoors in Lake Geneva, the odds are you’ve been a part of some of Chris’s productions,” Ireland said.

Planning for Taco Fest began in 2020, but the event was put on hold because of the coronavirus.

“Now, people are getting vaccinated,” Ireland said. “It’s time to bring back these outdoor events and have fun.”

Past Food Events from Wisconn Valley Media Group

This is the second food-inspired event Wisconn Valley Media Group has hosted this year, as Bacon Fest was held May 8 at Flat Iron Park.

The sold-out event attracted about 2,500 people. Buttleman said he feels at least twice that many people will attend Taco Fest.

“We think we have a wonderful idea for family fun and a wonderful mix of cultures,” Buttleman said. “It will be a three-day event with great music and food and family fun.”

Bacon Fest is set to be held again in May 2022.

Ireland said Buttleman presented the idea for Taco Fest while planning for Bacon Fest.

“He brought up the idea, and we basically have some of the infrastructure in place to market the event and reach out to vendors to help get it going,” Ireland said. “He has the infrastructure in a great location with a stage and parking.”

Get your Taco Fest tickets now!

Advance tickets for Taco Fest are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and younger. Children 5 years and younger may attend for free.

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