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The festival of colours is Holi, it is vibrant and filled with beautiful colours. Holi is considered as one of major festival in India. Kids and adults come out of their house and smear each other with bright shades of gulal (color). People also dance to the beats of Holi songs and popular folk music. This festivity brings colors into the life of people, when they can take a break from their monotonous life and share the joy with loved ones.
Produced by High Spirits Events, this high-energy is set to take place on Sunday, April 7 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Old Cigar Warehouse, 912 S. Main Street, Greenville. More than 1,000 people were in attendance at last year’s fiesta with over 25 chefs and bartenders battling it out to craft the best taco and Lunazul 100% Agave Tequila cocktail.
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 1, 2019 and can be purchased at www.tacotequilafiesta.com. VIP tickets, available for advance purchase only, are $60 and include 10 tasting tokens for the event as well as early admission starting at 3 p.m. General admission tickets start at $45 in advance, or $55 day of, and include eight tequila tasting tokens and 4 p.m. admission. All tickets include unlimited tacos, live entertainment, and games to enjoy throughout the event. For every ticket sold, $1 will benefit Greenville Technical College’s Culinary Program.
All attendees must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid ID on them to enter the fiesta. In addition to the drink tickets included with your ticket, there will be cash bars on site. Any restaurants or bartenders who wish to take part in the 2019 Tacos & Tequila Fiesta can go to www.tacotequilafiesta.com.
Judging for best taco, best sidekick (side dish or dessert) and best cocktail using Lunazul 100% Agave Tequila will be done by local judges. Winners for each category will gain bragging rights for a year as well as the coveted Golden Sombrero Award. In addition to the judge’s awards, there will also be a People’s Choice Award and Social Media Star Award for the bartenders and chefs that will be calculated using social media channels.
“Greenville has definitely become more of a foodie city which is why I think the event has been such a success the past few years,” said Tammy Johnson, High Spirits Hospitality’s CEO. “We are hoping to add even more businesses to the fun and expect a great turnout for the 2019 fiesta.”
Lunazul is the presenting sponsor for the event, while Gold Level Sponsors include Republic National Distributing Company, Modelo, GVL Today, Liquid Catering, Bravo1 Protection, The Old Cigar Warehouse, Heaven Hill Brands, Greenville Technical College, FamZing Photography & Video and Complete PR. Silver Level Sponsors are Collective Music Solutions, Tri County Rentals, Those interested in becoming a sponsor can visit www.tacotequilafiesta.com/sponsors.
The triathlon portion of the festival is getting a new name to reflect its new course, said Jeremey Davis, owner of SetUp Events and the race’s director. The OconeeMan Triathlon will be held entirely around South Cove County Park in Seneca, S.C. and will include a 70.3 mile half triathlon as well as a sprint triathlon. It will be held on April 28.