Fourth Avenue Street Fair (Photo courtesy of Fourth Avenue Merchants Association)

What to Eat & Drink at the 2023 Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair

December 4, 2023
By Matt Sterner

Twice a year, the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association (FAMA) hosts the bi-annual tradition just in time for the holidays in December and then again during Tucson’s near-perfect weather in March.

The Winter Street Fair will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, December 8 – Saturday, December 9, and then 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 10.

For more than 50 years now, the family-friendly tradition has brought over 350,000 people to the Old Pueblo. The fair hosts artists from around the world, local and regional food, live entertainment, and offers something for everyone of all ages. The Fourth Avenue Street Fair is recognized locally, nationally, and internationally and there are usually more than 400 booths stretched out along the Avenue.

The three-day event has been recognized as a “Top 100 Event in the World” for the last 28 years, and once you experience the fair for yourself, it’s apparent why it receives so much praise. Shop, eat, drink, and embrace the local community!

The Winter Street Fair will offer live music daily on two stages, street performers, tarot card readers, henna tattoos, face painting, the Euro trampoline is back, and Santa Claus will make an appearance at Haggarty Plaza (Saturday and Sunday from from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.).

The fair is a perfect stop for all your holiday shopping but get a load of all of these food vendors.

Participating Food & Beverage Vendors

a plate of food
(Photo courtesy of Flaco’s Tacos/Stizzy’s)
  • Arizona Ostrich – Ostrich
  • Boba King – Boba
  • Chan’s Concessions – American Chinese
  • Country Kitchen Kettle Corn – Kettle Corn
  • Desert Fun Foods – Dippin Dots
  • Eatgypt – Egyptian
  • Feinga Fry Bread – Fry Bread
  • Flaco’s Tacos – Tacos
  • Greek Snack – Gyros
  • Heavy Kettle – Kettle Corn
  • Hot Bamboo LLC – Steamed Buns and Dumplings
  • Hot Dog del Sur – Hot Dogs
  • Hot & Sizzling Grill – Sandwiches
  • Indonesian Satay BBQ – Chinese Barbecue
  • Iron Skillet Funnel Cakes – Funnel Cakes
  • Jake’s Donuts & Treat Trolley – Deep Fried Treats
  • Jerry’s Lemonade & Shaved Ice – Lemonade
  • Joe Chicken – Chicken
  • Joe Roaster – Coffee
  • JPZ Concessions – Fried Fair Food
  • Kabob Shack – Fruit Kabobs
  • Monroe Amusements – Fried Fair Food
  • Muscle B.C.H. Restaurant – Sausage and Brats
  • Oyster Bar – Seafood
  • Pelican’s SnoBalls – Shaved Ice
  • Piggly’s BBQ – Barbecue
  • Raspados del Sur – Agua Fresca
  • Sally’s BBQ – Barbecue
  • Saucy Italiano – Italian
  • S&B First Cook – Chinese
  • Sophia’s Kitchen – Mexican
  • Stizzy’s Roasted Corn – Roasted Corn
  • The Orange Place – Lemonade
  • Tucson Tamale – Tamales

Pre-Packaged Foods

(Photo courtesy of Tucson Tea Company)
  • Arizona Sunset Treats – Freeze-Dried Candy
  • Bee Chama Honey – Raw Honey
  • Belicious Waffles – Belgian Waffles
  • Branch & Vine – Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
  • Cobra Chili and Mudgeeraba Spices – Curry Blends
  • Coyote Country Dips and Soups – Soup and Dip Mixes
  • Double Dippin’ – Dips, Spreads, and Marinades
  • Flavor Expedition Co. – Seasonings and Spices
  • Grizzly Joe’s Seasonings – Seasoning
  • Jorge’s Habit Habanero Sea Salt – Sea Salt
  • Juice Box Drinks – Juice and Drink Mixers
  • Licorice Factory – Licorice
  • Los Amaya’s Salsa Company – Salsa
  • Mike’s Jerky – Beef Jerky
  • Nutz About Nuts – Roasted and Glazed Nuts
  • Pastamore Gourmet Foods – Pasta
  • Phil’s Gourmet Sauces – Sauces and Seasonings
  • Ry’s Snacks Gourmet Popcorn – Popcorn
  • Saint’s Pretzels & More, LLC – Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
  • Senor Chelada, LLC – Beer Mix
  • Slide Ridge – Vinegar
  • Sonoran Sweetery – Smoked Nuts
  • St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church – Baklava
  • Sting ‘n’ Linger Salsa Co. – Salsa
  • Sweet Arizona – Brittle
  • Sweet Revenge Baking Co. – Vegan Pastries
  • Tucson Tea Company – Loose Leaf Tea
  • Untamed Confections – Honey Caramels
  • Worthington Farms, LLC – Pecans

Additionally, the Arizona Complete Health Wellness Area (West Seventh Street) will provide on-site dental exams,
mammograms, diabetes screenings, vaccines, and other health-related services free of charge.

Where to Eat & Drink on Fourth Avenue, in General

a picture of a restaurant sign
Caruso’s Italian (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

All the places to eat, drink, grab a snack, order to-go, down an espresso shot, cram for that final, meet up with friends, go dancing, and maybe even lock eyes with an attractive stranger from across the room. Here it is: the complete and up-to-date guide to Fourth Avenue restaurants, bars, cafes, and more.

For more information about the Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair, visit

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