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Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest is FREE to the public to attend! Bring your friends and family and enjoy a wonderful afternoon at the park and once again be immersed in the ultimate tailgate experience. No outside food or drink is permitted, but feel free to BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair)!

Restaurants from around Tampa Bay will be cooking up all of your tailgate favorites, right in the middle of Curtis Hixon Park! To enjoy these award-worthy eats, a taste tab or VIT (very important tailgater) pass must be purchased.


It's simple...purchase a 5 or 10-tab wristband and try samples from any restaurant you want. You can visit 5 or 10 different restaurants or keep going back to the same ones.

Cook-off Combo

Are you bringing the family or coming with friends? Our Cook-Off Combo may be perfect for you! This discounted deal includes two 5-sample wristbands and two 10-sample wristbands.

VIT (Very Important Tailgater)

Includes one (1) complimentary sample from each participating restaurant, access to the shaded VIT Lounge with prime viewing of the stage and screens and unlimited, complimentary water, soda, beer, wine and liquor. Must be 21+ to drink

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