ESCONDIDO
Saturday, November 11,  2017
11am - 5pm
Grape Day Park, Downtown Escondido
TAMALE FESTIVAL
ESCONDIDO
TAMALE FESTIVAL
3rd Annual 
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The Best Tamales in North County
plus California Craft Beers & Wine 
               
               

























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
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 Escondido’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513, American Legion Post 149, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70. Come by and learn about your local veterans!










CONTESTS
            Best Tamale Contests                                     Chihuahua Costume Contest 
        with Special Guest Judges                                         and Fashion Show

















ON STAGE
​Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Folklorico, 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 Vendors (Fee)
Grape Day Playground
Fun for Kids with San Diego Makers Guild 
(FREE) Please volunteer to help!


















VIVA LA TAMALADA!

~ Eat, Play, Learn, Celebrate!  ~

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  • The Best Tamales
  • Live Entertainment 
  • Contests & Raffles

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 and creation by:  Christina MacLachlan  ~
Photo Credit:  David Zumaya, DMZ Photography & Tom Willis 

  • ​FREE General Admission
  • Special Guest Judges
  • Fun 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 
Seaside Market
Jesse A. Paul
Owner & Exec.Chef 
The Wooden Spoon
Shane Dustin
F&B Director
Hilton Hotels
Lucy Contreras
El Tejate Restaurant 1st Place Winner 
of the 2015 & 2016
Best Tamale Contests!