Escondido Tamale Festival
NOVEMBER 2, 2019
11am-5pm in Grape Day Park
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!
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 from Northgate Market!
~ 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
VIVA LA TAMALADA!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the public park location, this is not a wheelchair friendly event. There is only limited ADA wheelchair access to some areas of the park and event, due to space limitations.
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: No|