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 & schedule, 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.
If your dance school is interested in performing at the Tamale Festival, please contact Katie Elmore at 562-383-4211.
At this time all of our food and general vendor spots are filled. If you would like to go on a waiting list, please contact Katie Elmore. Please click on the appropriate link below to download the document that you need: