Escondido Tamale Festival
The Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of Tamales and other great Latin foods. It's a reminder of the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers and a show of appreciation for the traditions that have become part of our culture today. Mark your calendars and come to Escondido in North San Diego County for some traditional fun and the best tamales in Southern California!
Award winning Traditional, Gourmet, BBQ Smoked, Banana Leaf Wrapped, Oaxacan, Dulce, Vegetarian Tamales & more ● Craft Beer, Wine & Spirit Garden with live music, fun & games ● Latin, Aztec & Folklorico Performances ● Food & Craft Vendors ● Best Tamale & Chihuahua Costume Contests ● Tamale Making Classes ● Dukes Car Club ● Fun for the Kids ● Bring the Family ●
The Escondido Tamale Festival is a FREE Family Event with a VIP Ticketed option.
$35 Early Bird Discount ($40 Day of Event Price)
VIP TICKETS include:
* VIP Event Swag Bag
* Tamale Plate
~ 2 Tamales
~ Rice & Beans
~ Agua Fresca
* Tamale Making Class
* 5-Tab Beer/Wine Drink Wristband
* 1 Raffle Ticket
* Bottle of Water
* Exclusive seating in shaded VIP area
DESIGNATED DRIVER VIP TICKETS include:
$25 Early Bird Discount ($30 Day of Event Price)
Includes everything listed above in the VIP TICKET
excluding the Beer/Wine Drink Wristband
Must be age 21+ to enter Beer/Wine Garden. No Exceptions.
Tamales may be eaten in VIP area or the Beer/Wine/Spirit Garden, but alcohol may only be consumed in the Beer/Wine/Spirit Garden.
** FESTIVAL ATTRACTIONS **
FOOD & DRINK
Traditional, Gourmet, Vegetarian Tamales Vendors including Oaxacan, Banana Wrapped, Dulce, Smoked BBQ varieties & more!
Holiday Tamale Pre-Orders
Vendors & Food Trucks
California Craft Beer, Wine & Spirit Garden
Escondido Tamale Festival is an official San Diego Beer Week Event
Best Tamale Contests with Special Guest Judges
Chihuahua Costume Contest and Fashion Show
Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Folklorico, Salsa & Latin Dance Performances, Youth Performances, Chihuahua Fashion Show, Arts, and more
Hispanic Heritage Exhibits & Low Rider Car Club
Tamale and other Food Vendors
Handmade Crafts Vendors
Multicultural Holiday Décor
FOR THE KIDS
Sugar Skull crafts (Fee) by "Sugar Skulz"
Face Painting & Henna Tattoo Vendors (Fee)
Grape Day Playground
Fun for Kids with San Diego Makers Guild