Escondido Tamale Festival
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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. 


VIP PRICE:

$35 Early Bird Discount ($40 Day of Event Price)


VIP TICKETS include:

 * VIP Event Swag Bag

 * Tamale Plate

  ~ 2 Tamales

  ~ Rice & Beans

  ~ Salsa

  ~ 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


CONTESTS

Best Tamale Contests with Special Guest Judges

Chihuahua Costume Contest and Fashion Show


ON STAGE

Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Folklorico, Salsa & Latin Dance Performances, Youth Performances, Chihuahua Fashion Show, Arts, and more


EXHIBITS

Hispanic Heritage Exhibits & Low Rider Car Club


VENDORS

Tamale and other Food Vendors

Handmade Crafts Vendors

Holiday Vendors

Multicultural Holiday Décor


FOR THE KIDS

Sugar Skull crafts (Fee) by "Sugar Skulz"

Fun Zone

Face Painting & Henna Tattoo Vendors (Fee)

Grape Day Playground

Fun for Kids with San Diego Makers Guild

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VIVA LA TAMALADA!




November2Saturday6:00 PM
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November3Sunday12:00 AM
Grape Day Park
321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA
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