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Taco over a food festival.

The annual Original Pittsburgh Taco Festival features more than 25 food trucks selling authentic hand-held deep fried tortillas, folded and filled with seasoned meat, beans, lettuce and tomatoes or a variety of ingredients.

The event will take place on September 11th from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Terminal in the Strip District.

Craig McCloud founded the festival in 2016. It previously took place at Highmark Stadium on the South Side of Pittsburgh after it went missing due to the pandemic last year.

“What makes this festival unique is that we work with the Latin American Cultural Union and the Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation,” said Chris Boles, owner of Lawrenceville-based Redfishbowl, a grassroots art collective that provides a platform to artists connect through events.

The event features live entertainment, food trucks, street vendors, specialty beers and spirits, an artist market, and activities for the whole family.

The organizers expect 5,000 visitors.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Latin American Cultural Union and the Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation. McCloud, who owned a food truck, started the event to help other food and artist startups.

A big canvas will be there for people to paint. The Art Bus will be there for its final painting by Pittsburgh artists Max Gonzales, Shane Pilster and Phil Seth. Mariachi Internacional, Karibe Son and Gavas Beat are on stage.

Beer and liquor choices include tequila, mango, margaritas, and dos equis. Grocery sellers include Moe’s Southwest Grill, La Palapa, Taquitos, Taco Town, Juniper Grill, La Catrina on Wheels, Mi Empanada, Tocayo, Vagabond Taco Truck, El Sabor, Caustelot Creamery, El Rincon Oaxaqueno Brisketburgy, Cilantro & Ajo, and Alleghenro City Farms.

General admission tickets are $ 10. An early bird entry for an hour earlier costs 30 USD. VIP tickets are $ 65 and can be purchased here.

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a contributor to Tribune Review. You can contact JoAnne at 724-853-5062,, or on Twitter.

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