Saturday, November 5,  2016
11am - 5pm
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Grape Day Park, Downtown Escondido
The 2nd Annual 
Escondido Tamale Festival 
November 5, 2016

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 on Saturday, November 5 from 11am-5pm for some traditional fun and the best tamales in Southern California!


​Tamales Sales 
Buy just 1 or buy them by the dozen!
Holiday Tamale Pre-Orders 
Vendors & Food Trucks
Craft Brews & Wine Garden

Best Tamale Contests (Commercial or Non-Profit)
With Special Guest Judges
Chihuahua Costume Contest and Fashion Show

​Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Latin Dance Performances
Youth Performances, Quinceanera Fashion Show,
Chihuahua Fashion Show, Martial Arts, and more

Hispanic Heritage Exhibits
Low Rider Car Club display by "Dukes Car Club"

Handmade Crafts Vendors 
Holiday Vendors
Multicultural Holiday Décor

Sugar Skull crafts (Fee) by "Sugar Skulz", 
Pinata crafts (FREE) by “San Diego Children's Discovery Museum”,  
Kids Air Rocket Building Crafts (FREE) by "San Diego Makers Guild", 
Inflatable Bounce House area (Small fee)
Face Painting Vendors (Fee)
The Grape Day Playground

~ Compete, Eat, Play, Learn, Celebrate!  ~


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The Best Tamales in North County
plus Craft Brews & Wine 
  • Great Food
  • Entertainment 
  • Contests
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.

  • FREE Admission 
  • ​Special Guest Judges
  • Fun for the whole family