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Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest Launches 2022 Wristband Sales

June 3, 2022


TAMPA, FLThe Event Development Institute (EDI) and Tampa Bay Sports Commission (TBSC) have officially launched food wristband sales for the 8th annual Tampa Bay’s Tailgate Taste Fest. Tampa’s ultimate tailgate party is set for Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 3-10:30 p.m. at Downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. This family and pet-friendly event is FREE to attend and open to the public.

Tailgaters will enjoy Saturday’s best college football matchups on two, large LED screens, while also being entertained by live music. Cold drinks and plenty of barbecue tastes from some of Tampa Bay’s top spots will highlight the perfect tailgate experience. While eating requires a wristband purchase, this family/pet-friendly event is FREE to attend and open to the public, as it will also feature Fan Zone activities, including activations from some of the area’s sports franchises.

Taste Tabs” can be purchased at a special discounted rate between June 1 and August 14. Wristband sale prices will increase beginning August 15 through event day. Wristbands can be purchased in 5-and 10-tab increments, with “Cook-Off Combos” and Very Important Tailgater (VIT) wristbands also available for purchase.

Tailgate Taste Fest Event Manager, Jordyn Tramble says Curtis Hixon is the only place to be on October 15th. “This is hands down one of my favorite events! Tailgating meets food festival meets outdoor concert…I mean what more can you ask for?” says Tramble. “What I love most is there is truly something for everyone, from the amazing food to the fan zone with activities for kids and sports fans alike, to the live music on stage flanked by college football games playing all day. And it’s pet friendly, so you can enjoy a day in the park with your fur babies too.”

Information on wristbands, food vendors, entertainment, and the gameday TV schedule will be available in the coming weeks at You can also stay up to date on social media by following the event page (@TailgateTasteFest) and hashtag #TBTailgate on Instagram and liking the event page on Facebook (@TailgateTasteFest).


For additional information on the Event Development Institute, please visit EDI is also active on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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