Escondido Tamale Festival Is Back!

The Escondido Tamale Festival Is Back for its second year! Escondido Tamale Festival
Join the delicious fun at
Escondido’s Tamale Festival
in Grape Day Park on Saturday,
November 5, 2016 from 11am to 5pm

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.

Keep an eye here and on their website and Facebook page for updates!

Escondido Tamale FestivalFOOD & DRINK
Traditional, Gourmet & Vegetarian Tamales
Holiday Tamale Pre-Orders
Vendors & Food Trucks
Craft Brews & Wine Garden
Escondido Tamale Festival is an
official San Diego Beer Week Event

Best Tamale Contests
With Special Guest Judges
Chihuahua Costume Contest and Fashion Show

Grande Stage featuring Mariachis, Folklorico, Latin Dance Performances
Youth Performances
Chihuahua Fashion Show, Arts, and more

Hispanic Heritage Exhibits

Sugar Skull crafts (Fee) by “Sugar Skulz”
Fun Zone
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
Holiday 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.