California Festivals

California Tamale Festivals

Tamale festival in California:

  • INDIO Tamale Festival December 6-7, 2014
  • OXNARD Tamale Festival December 6, 2014 in Plaza Park,
  • PLACENTIA Tamale Festival & Las Posadas December 10, 2014, 4-9 p.m. in Old Town Placentia,
     The Placita Santa Fe Merchants Association and the City of Placentia annual Tamale Festival, Las Posadas and the Winter Holiday Celebration take place in the 100-200 blocks of Santa Fe Street (in Old Town) on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 4-9 p.m. The event features a procession re-enacting the travels of Mary and Joseph, live entertainment featuring the famous Mariachi Divas, caroling and fresh and delicious tamales for individual and quantity purchase. Santa Claus is sitting down with kids, who  receive a gift and pose for individual pictures.
  • RIVERSIDE Tamales Festival April 18, 2015
  • LOS ANGELES CANCELLED!!!!  December   2014, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free admission. Taste of Tamales Food Festival: Everybody is invited to taste a full variety of Tamales (a holiday tradition) provided by Vendors/Restaurants of Los Angeles area. Crafts, Music, All type of Exhibits, Cook Books, Carnival Games, etc.  Location: Placita Olvera. Main Street & Cesar Chavez Ave. Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012

Past events:

  • LANCASTER Tamale Festival in September
  • SACRAMENTO Tamale Festival in September
  • RIVERSIDE Tamale Festival April 19, 2014, 11am to 6pm. The Riverside Tamale Festival Saturday, April 19, 2014, White Park Riverside, CA The Trujillo Adobe descendants have partnered with the YWCA of Riverside County, and City of Riverside, Parks Recreation and Community Services, to host the City of Riverside‚Äôs Second Annual Tamale Festival. Highlights of the festival include tamale, food and gift vendors, music, dance, entertainment, children's activities and a historical exhibit on the Trujillo Adobe and La Placita de Los Trujillos. Admission is $1 per person, children under 12 free. As of Today Entertainment Schedule: 11:00 am Ballet Folklorico Grupo Maya 11:40 am Welcome Mayor Bailey and Honorary Co-Chair Councilmember Andy Melendrez 12:00 pm David Mora & Congo Lovers 12:50 pm Best Vendor Tamale 1:00 pm Suave 1:50 pm Tamale Eating Contest 2:00 pm Mariachi Santana with Felipe Orozco 2:40 pm Best Home Made Tamale 3:00 PM Sones de mi Tierra Folklorico 4:00 PM 


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