Tamale Festival

The Recreation Division will hold its fourth annual Tamale Festival on Sunday, November 26, 2017.  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 2017 Tamale Festival flyer, please click here.

Performing Opportunities


If your dance school is interested in performing at the Tamale Festival, please contact Katie Elmore at 562-383-4208.  You can also download the performer's application by clicking here.

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, please click here.

Vendor & Sponsorship Opportunities


Please click on the appropriate link below to download the document that you need:

For questions or more information, please contact Katie Elmore at 562-383-4208.