New this year will be Lucha Underground wrestling with performances at 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy free admission, great food, craft beer and wine to purchase, entertainment, competitions (including the chihuahua costume contest and fashion show) and celebrity chefs.
Presented by the Escondido Downtown Business Association, the Escondido Tamale Festival, an official San Diego Beer Week event, is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture.
This event is also a look back at the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who built the framework for this great state.
Let’s shine a bright light on those who have influenced and contributed to our multicultural community, and to show appreciation for the traditions which have so positively affected Escondido.
Best Tamale Contests
With Special Guest Judges
Chihuahua Costume Contest and Fashion Show
Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Folklorico, Latin Dance Performances
Chihuahua Fashion Show, Arts, and more
Hispanic Heritage Exhibits
FOR THE KIDS
Sugar Skull crafts (Fee) by “Sugar Skulz”
Face Painting Vendors (Fee)
The New Grape Day Playground
Build Air Rockets with San Diego Makers Guild
Tamale and other Food Vendors
Handmade Crafts Vendors
Multicultural Holiday Décor
About the Escondido Downtown Business Association
We are very excited to have you join us here in the historic district of Escondido. Most of us on the DBA Board are also current business owners or have owned businesses so we certainly understand what it takes to open a new business. We applaud you and thank you.
One of the ways in which the DBA promotes the downtown is by developing events or assisting in the development and running of events.
The DBA was started in 1962 by some community minded downtown business owners. It was developed so that business owners could get to know their fellow entrepreneurs and business neighbors, to speak as an advocate for the businesses, and to market and promote the downtown area of Escondido. It was also started to be an advocate for businesses with the city, the fire department and the police department.