Escondido Tamale Festival
NOVEMBER 11, 2017
11am-5pm in Grape Day Park with a special Veterans Day Ceremony from 10am-11am at the Wall of Courage
The Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California's culture. It's a look back at the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who have influenced and contributed so much to our multicultural community, and a show of appreciation for the traditions which have so positively affected Escondido. Mark your calendars and come to Escondido in North San Diego County for some traditional fun and the best tamales in Southern California!
The Escondido Tamale Festival is a FREE Family Event with a VIP Ticketed option.
VIP TICKETS include:
$40 Early Bird Discount ($45 Day of Event Price)
VIP Event Bag
Tamale Making Class (for the 1st 100 VIP Ticket Sales)
5-Tab Beer/Wine Drink Wristband
1 Raffle Ticket
Bottle of Water
Exclusive seating in shaded VIP area
DESIGNATED DRIVER VIP TICKETS include:
$30 Early Bird Discount ($35 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 Garden,
but alcohol must be consumed in the Beer/Wine Garden.
** FESTIVAL ATTRACTIONS **
FOOD & DRINK
Traditional, Gourmet, Vegetarian & Vegan Tamales Vendors including Oaxacan, Banana Wrapped, Dulce, Lobster, Smoked BBQ varieties & more!
Holiday Tamale Pre-Orders
Vendors & Food Trucks
California Craft Beer & Wine Garden
Escondido Tamale Festival is an
official San Diego Beer Week Event
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
The Annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be begin Saturday, at 10am at the Wall of Courage in Grape Day Park followed by the Escondido Tamale Festival from 11am-5pm. The Veterans Day Ceremony will be presented by Escondidos Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513, American Legion Post 149, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70. Come by and learn about your local veterans!
Best Tamale Contests with Special Guest Judges Chihuahua Costume Contest and Fashion Show
Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Folklorico, 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 Vendors (Fee)
Grape Day Playground
Fun for Kids with San Diego Makers Guild
VIVA LA TAMALADA!
The Escondido Tamale Festival is presented by the Escondido Downtown Business Association, a 501(c)6, for the marketing, support, and preservation of the 127 year Old Historic Downtown Business District. Escondido Downtown Business Association, 243 S Escondido Blvd #701, Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 877-8582
Portions of the proceeds from the Escondido Tamale Festival will be used to promote Historic Downtown Escondido as a shopping, dining and entertainment destination.
Grape Day Park (View)
321 N. Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|