Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is the RVA Taco Festival?

The RVA Taco Festival will be held on Sunday, May 5th, 2024 from 12pm to 6pm at Hardywood West Creek. The event is rain or shine unless otherwise specified. If there is significant rainfall in the days prior or day of, the festival will be rescheduled to June 23rd, 2024. If there is extreme weather that would pose a threat to the safety of our guests, staff, and vendors then the festival will be canceled.

Are tickets required?

No! This is an unticketed event. Attendance is free and you will pay only for food and beverages, along with a requested but optional donation to Safe Harbor. As the event is unticketed there is unlimited re-entry.

How does parking work?

Parking is limited at Hardywood West Creek and is first-come, first-serve. However there is parking available across West Creek Parkway which has hundreds of additional spots and is a short walk to the festival. We strongly recommend carpooling or using a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft.

Is the event kid-friendly?

Yes! The RVA Taco Festival and Hardywood West Creek are very happy to host families and children. We ask that parents or caretakers keep an eye on their children at all times but we are happy to provide a family-friendly event.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes! Dogs are absolutely allowed at the RVA Taco Festival as long as they are well-behaved, remain outdoors, and are leashed at all times. Cleanup bags may be available on-site but we recommend you bring your own.

What am I allowed to bring?

You are welcome and encouraged to bring chairs or picnic blankets to find a comfortable location in the lawn or grassy amphitheater. (No personal pop-up tents are allowed.) To keep West Creek safe as a certified wildlife sanctuary, we prohibit balloons and other celebratory items (party poppers, confetti, etc.) that can create hazards for the wildlife that live on the grounds. No outside alcohol permitted on premise as stated per Virginia ABC Law.

Will there be vegetarian/vegan options? What about considerations for other dietary restrictions and allergies?

Vendors are encouraged to provide vegetarian and/or vegan options on their menus. For other dietary restrictions and allergies please consult the individual vendors.

Will there be non-alcoholic beverage options?

Yes! Hardywood West Creek has craft options such as non-alcoholic sodas and ginger beer. Individual vendors may also provide non-alcoholic options such as bottled water, sodas, and more.