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Tamale Festival returns to Grape Day park Nov. 5



A Ketzal Macehauliztli Aztec Dancer from the 2015 Escondido Tamale Festival. Photos by David Zumaya of DMZ Photography.

A Ketzal Macehauliztli Aztec Dancer from the 2015 Escondido Tamale Festival. Photos by David Zumaya of DMZ Photography.

The 2nd annual Escondido Tamale Festival will come to Grape Day Park

November 5, 11 a.m– 5 p.m. This free event is being sponsored by the Downtown Business Association.

Cricket Wireless and Creative Artists Agency are working together to bring Lucia Libre Mexican Style wrestling to Grape Day Park and the Tamale Festival. Alex MacLachlan, chairman of the event noted that “the wrestling portion of the event is in the permitting process with the city awaiting approval.”

Besides two one-hour wrestling shows the festival will include its full slate of traditional Mexican dancing and mariachis on the Main Stage. Title sponsor is Northgate Gonzalez Markets, which will conduct tamale making classes throughout the day.

The festival is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture. Thirty-five food vendors have been signed up. That’s several more than last year, with each vendor asked to bring 2,000 tamales.

Part of the fun for the second year is chihuahua costume contest and fashion show.

There will be free admission, great food, craft beer and wine to purchase, entertainment, competitions (including the chihuahua costume contest and fashion show) and celebrity chefs.

For more information, visit: http:// www.escondidotamalefestival.com


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