The 65th annual Tustin Tiller Days Festival and Parade was on Friday, September 30, 2022 and concluded on Sunday, October 2, 2022. The 2023 event dates TBA. 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
Dates & Times
Friday, September 30: 4:00pm – 11:00pm
Saturday, October 1: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Sunday, October 2: 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.
The Tiller Days Pancake Breakfast will be on Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 7:00 to 9:30 am at the Tustin Library Courtyard (345 E. Main Street). The 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 1, 2022 starting at 10 am at Main St and Pacific St and ends at the festival at Prospect Ave and Beneta Way. Many groups and floats will wind their way through downtown Tustin, passing many historic homes and buildings.
Band, equestrian, and civic awards are presented immediately following the parade on the Main Stage of the Festival.
Annual Backyard Brewfest
Join us at the Tiller Days Annual Backyard Brewfest on Sunday, October 2 from 1:00-5:00 pm. Pre-purchase Brewfest wristband for $30. Wristbands will be $35 at the event. Wristband purchase includes 5 oz. commemorative mug.
Tiller Days Contests
Buffalo Wing Contest
The buffalo wing eating contest will be on Friday, September 30, 2022 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.
Ice Cream Eating Contest
The ice cream eating contest will be on Sunday, October 2, 2022 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 1, 2022 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 2, 2022 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. The entry fee is $5 and the registration deadline is September 26, 2022. Drop off or email application at the City of Tustin Parks and Recreation.
Ages 3 – 6 years old as of Sunday, October 2, 2022
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 a 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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