FAQs

Where is the event located?

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa (600 N Ashley St. Tampa, FL 33602)

Can I purchase a food-sample wristband onsite?

Yes, food-sample wristbands and VIT passports will be available for purchase onsite on event day only up until 30 minutes before the event ends.

How do I get my wristband(s) or VIT Passport?

Keep up with your tickets on the EventBrite app or print them out and bring them with you to redeem your wristband(s) at the Tailgate Taste Fest wristband tent.

Do I need a ticket to get in?

No, Tailgate Taste Fest event is free to attend and open to the public.

Is cash accepted?

No, this event will be completely cashless.

What college football games will be shown?

Visit the Tailgate Guide for the full schedule of games to be shown at Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest.

Are seating options available?

Yes, there will be chairs and tables set up for attendees in addition to the permanent benches located throughout the park. However, you are encouraged to bring your own chairs and blankets as seating options are limited.

What safety protocols are being implemented?

We will implement protocol to maintain a healthy environment in accordance with CDC guidelines including but not limited to:

  • Hand sanitizer stations dispersed throughout the park

  • Restaurant vendors will be required to wear gloves at all times

  • Vendor activations and other high touch areas sanitized regularly throughout the event

  • Cashless bar service and wristband sales to limit interaction

Are masks required?

Tailgate Taste Fest will be monitoring guidance from the CDC, state and local government as it relates to COVID-19. At this time, attendees will not be required to wear masks and strongly advise anyone to stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, this event is pet-friendly.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

No, outside food and beverage is not permitted within the event footprint.