Tamale Festival

The Recreation Division will hold its third annual Tamale Festival on November 27, 2016.  Churro eating contests,  as well as best tamale, best dessert tamale, best salsa and hottest salsa contests will all be part of the event.  As in past years, dance performances by local studios, tamale and other food  vendors, craft and other vendors will all be part of the event.  New this year will be the inclusion of the City's Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony.  For a copy of the 2016 Tamale Festival flyer, please click here.

Congratulations to the 2015 Tamale Festival Contest Winners!
BEST TAMALE: Jasmine Gutierrez
BEST SALSA: Brianna Sonabria
BEST TAMALE DESSERT: Elise Alvarado
JUDGE'S CHOICE: Maria Teresa Luna

Congratulations to the 2015 Churro Contest Winners:
Round 1: Shuta Kuroda
Round 2: Bobby Payan, Jr.
Final Round: Bobby Payan, Jr.

Performing Opportunities


If your dance school is interested in performing at the Tamale Festival, please contact Katie Elmore at 562-383-4211.

Tamale & Salsa Contests


Enter your tamales or salsa in the best tamale, best dessert tamale, best salsa and hottest salsa contest(s).
To download the contest application in Spanish, please click here.
To download the contest application in English, please click here.

Vendor & Sponsorship Opportunities


Promote your business by becoming a vendor or sponsor at this event. Please click on the appropriate link below to download the document that you need:

For questions or more information, please contact Katie Elmore at 562-383-4211.