Tacofest Ticket Tips 2019!

When can I purchase tickets to this taco and brew fiesta? 

Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 12pm NOON sharp. Tickets are $65 each with every dollar going to support the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More(CSC), a local charity that works with hundreds of local volunteers to help thousands of people live in their own homes through programs including Meals on Wheels, free gentle exercise programs, and transportation to important medical appointments.

Where do I purchase Tacofest tickets?

Tickets are only available online through our chosen ticketing platform, Eventbrite. Click here to be directed to our event. If you don’t have an Eventbrite account, we suggest you set one up before tickets go on sale so your information is ready to go. There’s a lot of traffic on the site when ticket sales open at noon, so we suggest keep refreshing, refreshing, refreshing! As you know, tickets go in seconds but sometimes transactions aren’t completed and tickets may reappear.

How many tickets can I purchase at one time?


We know some of you would buy all of them if you could, and we are grateful for your interest in supporting the clients at CSC. However, we want to give all of our friends in Waterloo Region a chance to come to this event. If you need more than FOUR tickets, we recommend you coordinate with a friend or family member so that you can purchase as many as you need.

What does the purchase of my ticket include?

Your ticket purchase includes entrance and all you can eat tacos. On the night of the event, we will be selling $1 beer tokens for your craft beer and cider samples. Thanks to our generous vendors who donate all of their tacos, craft beer and ciders, we are able to keep costs down and direct more funds raised to CSC clients.

How much are beer/cider tokens?

Tokens can be purchased for $1 per sample. If you are purchasing tickets for friends, be sure to tell them to bring cash as there is no ATM on site, and remind them all proceeds go to support the clients of CSC.

When and where is Tacofest again?

Friday, June 7th at THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener, from 6pm to 10pm.

And when do tickets go on sale again?

Friday, May 3rd at NOON sharp!

Silver Sponsor Josslin Insurance Shines

We are so fortunate the community loves to rally behind the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC) helping them live at home with independence and dignity. And that includes our friends over at Josslin Insurance!

Josslin has been supporting our clients for years, and in addition to being a brand new sponsor of CSC’s Mayor’s Souper Sampler happening at Cambridge City Hall in October, we are delighted to welcome Josslin Insurance as a first time Silver Sponsor of #Tacofest2019.

Committed to supporting the community they live and work in, you can find Josslin offering up free skating around the region and getting involved in the community in other ways. Just check out their Community Connection page on their website!

Thanks to Josslin Insurance for supporting your neighbours, and your commitment to “protecting you and the ones you love”.



TMMC Sponsors Toyota Tacofest Tent: Good Food, Good Times

There’s nothing that makes us feel better than generous community partners stepping up to support Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC), the beneficiary of Tacofest and the charity who works with more than 600 volunteers to help over 7,500 local seniors and adults with disabilities live at home with independence and dignity.

Recently recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2019, we are proud to welcome Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) as a part of the family for #Tacofest2019! TMMC is sponsoring the Toyota Tacofest Tent: Good Food, Good Times so that rain or shine, we can bring you good food and good times.

Leaders in philanthropy in their community, TMMC is committed to being great corporate citizens. A quick glance at their website proves that giving back is of paramount importance to them. This is their first time supporting our fiesta, and have been supporters of CSC since 2014. They go way back! Thanks TMMC for your ongoing support!

Jam Out with Entertainment Sponsor Brick and Co. Restorations Ltd.

Logo for Brick & Co Restorations LtdWe are so excited to announce that Brick and Co. Restorations Ltd. will be returning for their second year as Entertainment Sponsor, bringing back Loops N Jamzz to our annual fiesta! Without them, we would have never had that epic conga line last year, and for that, we will be forever grateful.

Brick and Co. Restorations does fantastic work preserving, restoring and protecting properties all throughout Southern Ontario. Through the strength and experience of their dedicated staff, they bring back and maximize the life span of buildings and structures, protecting valuable property. Chances are you have seen their meticulous work around #wrawesome region without even knowing it!

Brick and Co. Restorations Ltd. is committed to making our community a wonderful place to live, learn, work, and raise a family. They support numerous programs, groups and organizations (check out their giving page here) and we are so fortunate to have their support of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More, dedicated to helping thousands of local seniors and adults with disabilities live at home with independence and dignity. Thank you for all you do!

MTE Builds Community as a Platinum Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor 2019

Tacofest is a fundraiser for Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC), a local charity committed to enabling people to live at home with independence and dignity. Since year one of our annual fiesta seven years ago, MTE Consultants Inc. has poured out their support and we couldn’t be more grateful for their generosity once again this year. Join us in welcoming back MTE as a Platinum Sponsor!

MTE (More Than Engineering) is a trusted engineering consulting firm that that’s been serving Southwestern Ontario for more than 30 years. Beyond excelling in their sector, they are a positive, charitable force in our community and consistently support local charities and social groups as part of their mission.

Their staff actively take part in community projects and volunteer their time, including delivering Meals on Wheels with CSC’s Adopt-A-Route program. Just check out MTE’s community page and you can’t help but feel totally inspired. We are grateful for MTE’s support and can’t wait to see you all at #Tacofest2019.

Calling All Corporate Partners!

We have an opportunity for you!

Year after year, we receive requests for corporate tickets so businesses like yours can treat your clients or staff to one the best events in Waterloo Region. In response to your feedback, for the first time in Tacofest history, our 2019 event is now offering an exclusive opportunity for you to take advantage of! A limited quantity of corporate tickets are now available for interested businesses to purchase up to 10 tickets at $120 each to guarantee your spots for this highly sought after event that sells out in seconds each year.

If you would like more information about this exclusive opportunity, or sponsorship options which includes tickets, please contact Andrea at andream@cscmow.org or by phone at 519-772-8787 extension 224.

The catch: This opportunity is only available until April 30th! Payment must be received by the deadline to secure tickets. There are a limited number of corporate tickets available, so get yours while quantities last.

Photo credit: Sylvia Pond Photography

Grab a Ride Home with Transportation Sponsor Heffner Toyota

Transportation Sponsor
Tacofest 2019

It’s about that time of year again where you get to let loose and have a crazy fun Friday night with tacos and drinks from your choice of 16 taco and 16 local craft brews, of course! We’re pleased to announce that with the support of Heffner Toyota, we can ensure you get home safely! For the fourth year in a row, Heffner Toyota is returning as our Transportation Sponsor to offer a safe ride home at the end of event night (loyal, right?).

Heffner Toyota is a long time supporter of Community Support Connections- Meals on Wheels and More (CSC), supporting their Transportation Program and CSC clients are especially grateful! (They would love to say hello, but they’re on route to their medical appointments or grocery shopping.)

Heffner Toyota is rooted in family values, and treats every guest and community member as “Part of the Family”. On Friday, June 7th, they are committed to getting your family home safe from Tacofest- our annual charity event that is one of over 100 that Heffner Toyota supports in the Waterloo Region.

We’re here for a good time, AND a long time! Thank you Heffner Toyota for being as devoted to safety as we are. We hope you all enjoy your rides home at #Tacofest2019!

Countdown to Tacofest 2019!

They say 7 is a lucky number. Well, it should come as no coincidence that the 7th Annual Tacofest is going to be held on Friday, June 7th, 2019 from 6 PM until 10 PM at THEMUSEUM, in downtown Kitchener!

Since its inception, Tacofest has raised $200,000 for the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC), a local charity that works alongside more than 600 volunteers to help over 7,500 seniors and adults with disabilities live in their own homes.

Tacofest promises three things: tacos, craft beer and good times. With our fans and supporters, we’ve been able to deliver on those promises. Hold onto your maracas because Team Taco has been working hard behind the scenes to make year 7 the best ever.

Wondering when online tickets will be available? Keep checking back. We’ll be announcing SOON so check back here, or follow us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram to stay in the loop.

Want to secure your ticket now? Some of our sponsorship opportunities include tickets! Click here to learn more.

Thank you for supporting the clients of CSC!

Tacofest raises $52,000 for CSC!

Friday June 22nd promised three things: tacos, craft brews, and good times. We’re stoked to say that the 6th Waterloo Region Tacofest did just that, raising $52,000 for the clients of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More (CSC). Since 2013, the event has raised over $190,000 for Meals on Wheels!

Congratulations to Proof Kitchen + Lounge who was awarded the Golden Taco, The Rich Uncle Tavern for snagging the People’s Taco, and newcomer Cafe Pyrus proudly took home the Vegetarian Victor. The Best Brew went to North Works Brewing Co. and our snazzy new People’s Brew was awarded to KW Craft Cider.

We love the love each of you give to our annual fiesta each year, but it wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors. Please join us in thanking them for their generosity and spreading love across our region, helping CSC fulfill its mission of helping people live at home with independence and dignity.

For the third year in a row, we welcomed our Transportation Sponsor, Heffner Toyota, whose support ensured Tacofesters had a safe ride home. Also back for a third year, our Green Sponsor Your Neighbourhood Credit Union provided reusable glassware to up our environmentally friendliness factor. Entertainment Sponsor Brick and Co. Restorations Ltd. brought Loops N Jamzz DJs which had Tacofesters on their feet all night long. (That conga line is going down in the Tacofest history books!)

Thanks to our Photobooth Sponsor eSentire, we’ve got filmstrip memories to get us through until next year. And a big thanks to our Print Sponsor, Westmount Signs who provided all the signage at Tacofest. We also want to give a shout out to Platinum Sponsor Fibernetics and Gold Sponsors MTE Consultants and Veriform.

Thank you to The Waterloo Region RecordDAVE Rocks and 91.5 The Beat for helping us get the word out about Tacofest and CSC! A shout out to Dave Rocks who was onsite and gave away Foo Fighter tickets to one lucky attendee!

Your brews were kept cool thanks to our Ice Sponsor, Bingemans and your faces (and arms, heads, and anywhere else) were covered with fiesta flair thanks to Bre Creative.

We are grateful  to the talented Sylvia Pond Photography  who comes year after year to capture amazing shots of the night. She’s already sent a sneak peek of them, check it out!

We’re not tech savvy but thankfully we’ve got My IT GUY, who keeps our Tacofest website up and running.

Last but certainly not least, thanks to our 16 taco vendors and 16 craft brewers who donate 100% of their food and beverages, allowing all the proceeds raised to go towards CSC.

Taco Vendors



The Bruce Craft House

Cafe Pyrus

Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More

Ethel’s Lounge

Fork and Cork Grill

Gilt Restaurant and Lounge

Harmony Lunch

Proof Kitchen + Lounge

Swine and Vine

The Rich Uncle Tavern

Taco Farm

Taste at the Tannery

TWH Social

Beer Vendors

Anderson Craft Ales

Block Three Brewing Co.

Descendants Beer and Beverage Co.

Elora Brewing Company

Four Fathers Brewing

Hespeler Brewing Co.

KW Craft Cider

North Works Brewing Co.

Muskoka Brewery

Railway City Brewing

Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm

Rhythm & Brews

Steam Whistle

Together We’re Bitter Co-Operative Brewing

Wellington Brewery

Waterloo Brewing

On the night of, we need an army of volunteers to help with event logistics and they worked their donkey tails off for us. Thank you! A shout out to our friends at Sun Life Financial for sending such a huge group to help with outdoor setup. Your extra hands and muscles were outstanding.

And finally, thank you so much to our Tacofest Committee who put in several hours throughout the year helping to plan Tacofest and making it such a great event. Thank you Saibal Chakraburtty, Matthew Trushinski, Megan Vander Woude, Jesse Ariss, Scott Thomson, Mike Brown, Liam Healey and Alex Kinsella.

Once again, thanks to everyone who came out in support of Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More, a local organization who works with 631 volunteers to serve over 7,500 seniors and adults with disabilities in our community. If you are interested in volunteering or making a donation to help people live in their own homes independently, please check out our website. To receive updates about Tacofest and all the amazing events happening throughout the year at CSC, click here to sign up for their monthly e-newsletter.

We’ll be sending out a survey soon via our social media channels, but if you would like to share feedback on your experience at Tacofest, please feel free to contact Andrea Mondoux at andream@cscmow.org

Thank you Waterloo Region for another great year of local food, craft beer and good times!

Media Sponsor: Waterloo Region Record

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! The Waterloo Region Record is back as a Media Sponsor for Tacofest this year!

The Record is a daily newspaper based in Kitchener, Ontario, and serves the Waterloo Region, including the tri-cities, Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, and the townships. The Record strives to provide fair, balanced and accurate coverage of news to residents of Waterloo Region.

Through its news coverage, The Record gives back to its community by reporting extensively on the events going on in the region – including Tacofest.

From everyone at Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More we thank you for your support. Make sure you pick up a copy!

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