If, like Napoleon Dynamite, you're a big fan of tater tots - excellent news! Michigan's first ever Tater Tot Festival is happening later this year!

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Outlier Events began holding festivals back in 2017. Their first was Donut & Beer Festival in Kalamazoo.

Donut and Beer Fest, Facebook
Donut and Beer Fest, Facebook

Since then they've added more festivals each year, like adding a Taco & Tequila Fest and Mac & Cheese Fest in Kalamazoo, and bringing the Mac & Cheese Fest and Donut & Best to Grand Rapids.

They hosts multiple festivals in Ohio and Wisconsin too.

First Annual Tater Tot Fest Coming to Grand Rapids, Mich.

Outlier Events is gearing up for a brand new festival! Tots & Taps Fest is coming to Grand Rapids. According to Outlier Events, its one of the nation's first tater tot festivals.


Tots & Taps will be at LMCU Ballpark Saturday, May 4, 2024.

LMCU Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps beat out twelve other venues to host the first ever Tots & Taps Festival!

You can expect unique and local vendors serving one-of-a-kind tater tot dishes; 150+ beers, ciders, and seltzers; and entertainment for all ages.

LMCU Ballpark, Facebook
LMCU Ballpark, Facebook

Tots and Taps will also featured celebrity judges like Dave Brunei (the reigning champion of the National Tater Tot Eating World Championship), and Patrick Cutler (known for his portrayal of Napoleon Dynamite on TikTok).

Tickets for Grand Rapids Tots & Taps Fest

Each ticket includes access to the festival, food and drink sampling tokens, a drink sampling cup and a branded lanyard.

There are a limited number of VIP tickets which grant 90-minutes early entry into the festival.

Ticket prices and on-sale date have yet to be revealed.

You can join the priority list to have first access to tickets.

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