Escondido Tamale Festival Is Back!


The Escondido Tamale Festival is back for its third year on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 11am to 5pm! Escondido Tamale Festival

The Escondido Downtown Business Association is proud to announce that the Escondido Tamale Festival will be held just following the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Grape Day Park.

The Veterans Day ceremony will be begin Saturday, November 11 at 10:00 am at the “Wall of Courage” in Grape Day Park followed by the Escondido Tamale Festival starting at 11am. The ceremony will be presented by Escondido’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513, American Legion Post 149, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 70. Come by and learn about your local veterans.

Start your day honoring the men and women who served our country followed by a festive celebration with tamales, beer, live entertainment, and more!

Join the delicious fun at Escondido’s Tamale Festival in Grape Day Park on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11am. 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, and is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture. It’s a look back at the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who have influenced and contributed so much to our multicultural community, and a show of appreciation for the traditions which have so positively affected Escondido.

Mark your calendars and come to Escondido in North San Diego County for some traditional fun and the best tamales in Southern California!

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

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 and low rider car club display by “Dukes Car Club”

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.