Altar Exhibition and Competition Application

Altar space is LIMITED, so don’t wait to apply! You are served on a first-come, first-served basis!
A refundable deposit of $50 is required to reserve your space at the Altar. You will receive your refunded deposit after the closure of the event and once you have torn down and cleaned your altar space. Deposits will not be returned if the spaces are not cleaned immediately or if the applicant knocks them down before the event concludes.

To receive a refund, cancellations must be made before OCT. 15
General Rules
Installation is Thursday, November 3 from noon to 9 p.m. You must carry and prepare your altar on Thursday. Loading times will be pre-assigned and staggered. You may not drive a vehicle in Craig Ranch Park at any time other than your scheduled charging time.

  • Altar spaces will be approximately 10 feet (width) x 10 feet (depth). Participants will be required to provide their own materials.
  • Merchandise may not be sold on the altar sites.
  • All materials must be uploaded by Thursday, November 3. You can continue to install your altar on Friday morning, Nov. 4 until 3 p.m., but there will be NO LOAD of materials or vehicle access on Friday.
  • Day of the Dead at GLVTF 2022 begins at 5 p.m. Friday. Altars must be completed by Friday at 3 p.m.
  • Plan ahead and arrive early and organized for an enjoyable setup experience.
  • Altars will remain on display from 5 p.m. on Friday until 10 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Altars will stay awake during the night of Friday and Saturday, so remove any valuables when you go to sleep. The Day of the Dead at GLVTF is not responsible for any damage or theft during the night of the altars. Be present in your altar space before 12 noon on Saturday to make sure the altar is ready to judge.
  • Open flames are not allowed. Please bring your own lights or stacked candles to illuminate your altar. You will need to bring an extension cord if you need power.
  • Open containers of alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
  • The prizes of the Altar contest are: 1st prize $500, 2nd prize $250 and Fan Favorite $250.
  • The winners will be announced on the Sunday after the Mariachi Presentation around 7pm.
  • To be eligible for the Student portion of the Altar Exposition, the additional criteria below must be followed. Indicate in the box below if you are a student.

For questions related to the Altar Contest only, please email

    Terms Agreement

    *I understand/understand the responsibilities associated with the creation of an altar, presentation or participation as a provider in the Day of the Dead celebration portion of the GLVTF from November 4 to 6, 2022 (the "Festival"). I/We agree to release and hold harmless the City of N LV, Craig Ranch Park, Great LV Taco Festival, Project Taco and any of their employees, volunteers, artists, agents or other organizers, and the owners or management of the land or venue where this event takes place, from any loss, damage, claim or injury resulting from the participation of the previous entry in this event. I/we are aware that our group/business is responsible for any damage or lack of items assigned to us by the Gran Festival del Taco de LV or that we bring with me/us to the Festival. This release is granted on my/our behalf and any minor participating in the GLVTF of which I am the legal guardian, caregiver, or are in my custody or care at the event. The GLVTF reserves the right to reallocate the exhibition space/supplier to ensure the safety and/or comfort of festival participants. The Festival reserves the right to exclude any company or individual from participation. I/we specifically grant Project Taco LLC and The Great LV Taco Festival, and any of their assignees, all rights and interests in photographs, videos and other representations of the Altar and Participants arising out of participation in the Day of the Dead. I understand/understand that such representations or reproductions may be used in various types of media, advertisements and promotions, although this language will not in any way limit other uses. Participants acting in a group may sign the same waiver.



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