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Where is the event located?

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

Can I purchase taste tabs onsite?

Yes, taste tab 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.

Can I pay restaurants directly for samples?

No, a wristband purchase is the only way to receive samples from restaurant vendors at this event.

Is cash accepted?

No, this event will be completely cashless.

What college football games will be shown?

Games will be selected once the full scheduled is released a week prior to game day. Once it's out 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?

The well-being of our attendees and staff is our top priority. We will continue to implement health and safety protocols based on current public health recommendations, including those set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local agencies, which are evolving as new information is available. Protocol to maintain a healthy environment includes but is 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

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.

How do I enter the cornhole tournament?

The cornhole tournament is a first come, first served, 16-team walk-up tournament. Tournament play will begin at 4pm.

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