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Tamale Festival Saturday will celebrate Mexican cuisine

The Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture.  The event is this Saturday, November 3, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Grape Day Park.

 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.

Traditional, gourmet and vegetarian food trucks will offer variations on this traditional taste treat.

It’s free admission to an event that includes food, crafts, a beer and wine garden, mariachis, folklorico, a kids’ fun zone, crafts and face painting.

If you buy the VIP tickets: you are entitled to tamales, beer, wine, a swag bag, VIP seating, a raffle and admission to a tamale-making class. 

Escondido Tamale Festival is an official San Diego Beer Week Event.


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.

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