ESCONDIDO
Saturday, November 3,  2018
11am - 5pm
Grape Day Park, Downtown Escondido
TAMALE FESTIVAL
ESCONDIDO
TAMALE FESTIVAL
4th Annual 
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The Best Tamales in North County
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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 district.


~  Website design by:  Christina MacLachlan  ~
Photo Credit:  David Zumaya, DMZ Photography & Tom Willis 

  • FREE GENERAL ADMISSION
  • FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
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!
James Montejano
Executive Chef 
RMD Group
Raymond J. Alto
Restaurateur, 
Mercado Chairman
2015 & 2016 Winner
Best Tamale Contest
El Tejate Restaurant
Chihuahua Costume Contest and Fashion Show

Sponsored by:  Hawthorne Country Store in Escondido


Robert Reid III 
CEC, CCA, 
MFCE, CDM
2017 Winner 
Best Tamale Contest
Coops West Texas BBQ


FOOD & DRINK
​Traditional, Gourmet & Vegetarian Tamales Vendors including
Oaxacan, Banana Wrapped, Dulce, Smoked BBQ varieties & more!
Holiday Tamale Pre-Orders 
Vendors & Food Trucks
Craft Beer & Wine Garden
Escondido Tamale Festival is an official San Diego Beer Week Event
ON STAGE
​Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Folklorico, Aztec, Latin Dance Performances
Youth Performances, Chihuahua Fashion Show, Arts, and more
ATTRACTIONS
CONTESTS
Best Tamale Contest, Chihuahua Costume Contest & Amateur Salsa Dance Contests!


Best Tamale Contests with Special Guest Judges 
VIVA LA TAMALADA!

~ Eat, Play, Learn, Celebrate!  ~
EXHIBITS
Hispanic Heritage Exhibits & Low Rider Car Club
VENDORS
Tamale and other Food Vendors
Handmade Crafts Vendors 
Holiday Vendors
Multicultural Holiday Décor
FUN FOR KIDS
Kids Fun Zone (Fee)
Face Painting & Henna Tattoo Artists (Fee)
Grape Day Playground (FREE)
Learn to Build Rockets with San Diego Makers Guild  (FREE fun for all ages )
Please volunteer to help!
BONUS
FREE Summer Concert Series finale 
4 - 7pm 
adjacent to Escondido Tamale Festival

Featuring: 
Las Cafeteras and Dueto Dos Rosas

Presented By: 
California Center for the Arts
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2018 Winner
 Best Tamale Contest 
TBD 11/3/18