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Atascadero's 7th Annual Tamale Festival - RESCHEDULED to MAY 6, 2023!!

January 14, 2023

11am - 7pm

Due to the recent storms, wind, flooding, and poor weather conditions, the City has RESCHEDULED the 7th Annual Tamale Festival to MAY 6th! We hope to see you then!  




The City of Atascadero is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Atascadero Tamale Festival! 


Expect a variety of tamale vendors from across California offering many different tamales available to take home or enjoy at the event or both! From gourmet to traditional to sweet tamales, there will be many choices!


Entertainment will include your favorite Emcee, Francisco Ramirez along with Medina Light Show Designs, plus a wide variety of music is in the works! More to come!  Over 50 vendors will be on display offering everything from merchandise and crafts to adult beverages to a wide variety of food vendors beyond tamales to appease everyone’s palette and appetite!


Vendors can participate in the very popular “Best Tamale Contest” where the tamale vendors can showcase their outstanding work to our local celebrity judges to decide the “best” tamale.


Plus our eventgoers can participate in the Tamale Eating Contest and the Chihuahua & Pet Costume Contest! So, get those appetites and costumes ready as the Tamale Festival is right around the corner! 


The event is located in Downtown Atascadero & the Sunken Gardens. The main address is 6500 Palma Ave., Atascadero! This event is RAIN OR SHINE!! 


VENDOR APPLICATION SUBMITTAL for the 7TH ANNUAL TAMALE FESTIVAL HAS CLOSED!  We are sorry we will not be able to accommodate any further applications at this time. We encourage all our vendors to visit our event page for other events coming up to be a part of the City of Atascadero! 


For any other questions regarding the Annual Tamale Festival, Call (805) 470-3490 or email:


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