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Join in an immersion of the tastes, sights and sounds of Hispanic heritage and culture

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Original Jax Taco Fest is happening this weekend at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. This Saturday the festivities will last from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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In addition to tasting authentic Mexican tacos and Latin cuisine, hear live music by some of the area’s most celebrated Latin music artists such as Mandalla, Lisa & Alex, DJ Papidisco, DJ Rafa Mixx. Other event highlights include:

Saturday at 3 p.m. there will also be a Chihuahua Race! Watch dozens of Chihuahuas race to their owners at the finish line for prizes and bragging rights.

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The Hot Chile Peppers & Taco Eating Contest is renowned for the fact that it is so hot you have to sign a waiver!

Parking is conveniently located at and adjacent to the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Limited on-premises parking passes, advance General Admission tickets ($5-$10) and VIP Tickets ($25-$35) here.

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