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Tustin Tiller Days

The 66th annual Tustin Tiller Days Festival and Parade will be on Friday, October 4, 2024 and conclude on Sunday, October 6, 2024. This event is free to attend however, unlimited ride wristbands, individual ride tickets, food, beer, and wine are sold separately. ATM machines will be at the festival.

Tustin Tiller Days

Tustin Tiller Days

Phone: 714-573-3326

Dates & Times
Friday, October 4: 4:00pm – 11:00pm 
Saturday, October 5: 11:00am – 11:00pm 
Sunday, October 6: 12:00pm – 8:00pm (Carnival open until 10pm)
Admission is free

Columbus Tustin Park
17522 Beneta Way, Tustin, CA 92780

Tustin Tiller Days Activities

Carnival Rides & Midway Games

The Tustin Tiller Days Festival features a carnival with rides, midway games, and food wagons. Some rides you must be 36″ minimum height.


Live entertainment will take place on the Main stage and Community stage starting on Friday evening and until the event closes on Sunday evening. Here is the full entertainment lineup on both stages.

Pancake Breakfast

The Tiller Days Pancake Breakfast will be on Saturday, October 5, 2024 from 7:00 to 9:30 am at the Tustin Library Courtyard (345 E. Main Street). Breakfast is $6 per person and includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee.

Tiller Days Parade

The Tiller Days parade will be on Saturday, October 5, 2024 starting at 10 am at Main St and Pacific St and ends at the festival at Prospect Ave and Beneta Way. Community groups and decorative floats parade through downtown Tustin.

Band, equestrian, and civic awards are presented after the parade on the Main Stage of the Festival.

Annual Backyard Brewfest

The Tiller Days Annual Backyard Brewfest is on Sunday, October 6 from 1:00-5:00 pm. Pre-purchase Brewfest wristband for $30. Wristbands are $35 on the day of the event and includes 5 oz. commemorative mug. 

Tiller Days Contests

Buffalo Wing Contest

The buffalo wing eating contest will be Friday, October 4, 2024 starting at 7 pm at the Reunion tent.

Pre-registration required at Buffalo Wild Wings Irvine (14110 Culver Dr., Irvine, CA 92604) or the at the Tiller Days Info Booth.

Contest Rules: No drinks, no napkins, 12 wings spun in Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin’ sauce per contestant, time is 5 minutes allowed.

Ages 18+

Ice Cream Eating Contest

The ice cream eating contest will be on Sunday, October 6, 2024 starting at 2 pm on the Main stage. Register at the info booth.

Age Groups: 5-11 & 12-17

Wiener Dog Races

The wiener dog races will be on Saturday, October 5, 2024 starting at 4 pm at the Reunion tent. Must pre-register and the entry fee is $10.

Tiny Tiller Contest

The Tiny Tiller contest will be on Sunday, October 6, 2024 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. The Tiny Tiller Contest is intended for children to have fun and show their personality and charm. This is not a competitive pageant. Drop off or email application at the City of Tustin Parks and Recreation.

Ages 3 – 6 years old as of Sunday, October 6, 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I park?
Free parking along streets where allowed; Paid parking at the event (Columbus Tustin Middle School fundraiser).

Will there be Beer and Wine?
Yes, there will be beer and wine for purchase. No alcohol in Carnival area. Service begins when the event opens and ends 1 hour before the event is over.

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