Media Contact: Angelica Nuñez, Director Somos Windsor
Tacos, Treats, Music and Lowrider Car Show to Fill Windsor Town Green July 9
Windsor’s first-ever Taco Fest and Lowrider Car Show is set for Saturday, July 9, from 4 to 9 p.m. on the Windsor Town Green.
The family-friendly event features tacos from 11 chefs at 11 restaurants, competing for titles awarded by a panel of local celebrity judges, including leading Sonoma County Chef John Ash and Windsor Police Chief Mike Raasch.
Admission to the Windsor Taco Fest and Lowrider car show is FREE. If you'd like to sample up to six tacos from competing chefs and receive a ballot to vote on the Crowd Favorite Taco award, purchase Taco tickets/tokens online here, or at the festival. (One free beverage is also included in the $35 ticket package.)
In addition to tacos, El Mercadito de Windsor vendors will be selling Latinx foods including chamoy (a sweet, savory and spicy sauce made from a variety of pickled fruit spiced with chiles, and used in everything from drinks to chips and dips to shave ice), elote (grilled corn on the cob with a selection of toppings), and frozen treats like paletas (fruit popsicles), and, of course, churros. The festival will also offer a cantina and Beer Garden featuring Modelo Especial, wine from local vineyards and wineries, and Margaritas. The Cantina and Beer Garden is open from 4 to 8 p.m., closing an hour before the festival ends. El Mercadito de Windsor’s artists and artisans will also be selling Latinex clothes, jewelry, leatherwork and other items.
The event will also include live music from a variety of local musicians and musical styles, including the popular youth band Razberry and Ranchera Music. DJ Flashback of Ozcat Radio (KBBF 89.1) will be live on location throughout the festival.
Lowrider cars will be parked and on display on Market Street; Taco Fest crowds are invited to browse cars on display and cast a vote to choose a “Crowd Favorite.”
All proceeds from the Taco Fest and Lowrider Car Show will go to support the annual Dia de los Muertos Windsor festival and other Latinx cultural events in Windsor. Somos Windsor’s monthly summer El Mercadito de Windsor market proceeds support the Dia de los Muertos and other Latinx cultural events as well.
Somos Windsor is the nonprofit which funds and organizes the Dia de los Muertos Windsor events. Somos Windsor leaders launched El Mercadito de Windsor and the Windsor Taco Fest and Lowrider Car show to celebrate the local Latinx community and its foods, arts and culture as well as to share those things with the wider community. “We want to create bridges and celebrate the diversity in our community, and at the same time support local businesses,” Nuñez explained. Somos Windsor has one last El Mercadito de Windsor evening market Friday Aug. 12. The organization is also planning a special event for Friday, September 16, Mexico’s Independence Day. The family-friendly celebration will begin at 5 p.m. on the Windsor Town Green.
To keep up with the latest Somos Windsor community events and festival details, follow/subscribe to one of the group’s social media sites: Somos Windsor: facebook.com/SOMOS-Windsor-108469981346356
Or the Somos Windsor interim website: diademuertoswindsor.org