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Atascadero's 7th Annual Tamale Festival

May 6, 2023

11am - 7pm

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


Expect over 30 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 the Mariachi Mexicanisimo band, Ranchero Artist Manuel Enrique, the Famous Dancing Horses featuring Mariachi Voces Tapatias, and Folklorico Dancers!  Plus a wide variety of bands including Brass Mash, Dante Marsh & The Vibe Setters, the Steppin' Out Band, La Marcha Sound, and Jungle Fire! Over 90 vendors will be on display offering everything from tamales to 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! 

Schedule of Events: 

City Hall Stage:

Entrada Stage:

Lewis Stage:


Thank you to our Sponsors and all of your support! Presenting Sponsors include Avila Traffic, Street Side Ale House & waste Management; Supporting sponsors include AM Sun Solar, Kirk Consulting, Traffic Records, & Springhill Suites by Marriott; Friend Sponsors include Mechanics Bank!


Weather permitting, expect Fireworks at the First Fridays Cinco de Mayo Celebration at 8 pm on Friday, May 5th!   


The event is located in Downtown Atascadero & the Sunken Gardens. The main address is 6500 Palma Ave., Atascadero! For more information, go to


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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