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Tustin Tiller Days 2022

The 65th annual Tustin Tiller Days Festival and Parade will start on Friday, September 30, 2022 and conclude on Sunday, October 2, 2022. 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

Website
https://www.tustinca.org/637/Tustin-Tiller-Days
Phone: 714-573-3326

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

Address
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.

Entertainment

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 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.

Ages 18+

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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