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



























ATTRACTIONS


FOOD & DRINK
​Traditional, Gourmet, Vegetarian & Vegan Tamales Vendors with
Oaxacan, Banana Wrapped, Dulce, Lobster, Smoked BBQ varieties & more!
Holiday Tamale Pre-Orders 
Vendors & Food Trucks
Craft Brews & Wine Garden
Escondido Tamale Festival is an 
official San Diego Beer Week Event











CONTESTS
Best Tamale Contests
With Special Guest Judges
Chihuahua Costume Contest 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















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)
The New Grape Day Playground
Build Air Rockets with San Diego Makers Guild 
(FREE) Please volunteer to help!























VIVA LA TAMALADA!

~ Eat, Play, Learn, Celebrate!  ~


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The Best Tamales in North County
plus California 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
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 11/5/16 from 11am-5pm for some traditional fun and the best tamales in Southern California!
MUSEUM EXHIBITION 










CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Living with Muertos / Viviendo con la Muerte
A Día de los Muertos Experience by Daniel F. Martinez
Tower Gallery 
Entrance is Free or "Pay What You Can" 
Saturday, November 5, 2016 only
 for the
ESCONDIDO TAMALE FESTIVAL

Local artist Daniel F. Martinez reflects on 27 years of vibrant, multimedia art-making focused on reinventing, recycling, and honoring the past. A special altar to late Chicana activist and wife of Cesar Chàvez, Helen Fabela Chàvez and her work with the United Farm Workers of America.
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 Winner of the 
2015
Best Tamale Contest