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5th Annual Tamale Festival

January 17, 2020 - January 18, 2020

5 pm - 10 pm; 11 am - 5 pm

 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for making OUR 5th Annual Tamale Festival a success!

 

5th ANNUAL TAMALE FESTIVAL CONTEST RESULTS! 

 

BEST TAMALE CONTEST!

 

BEST OVERALL TAMALE: La Luz Del Mundo Paso Robles!! 

 

TRADITIONAL TAMALE WINNERS: 

1st Place Non-Profit ~ La Luz Del Mundo Paso Robles; 2nd Place Non-Profit ~ La Luz Del Mundo Santa Ana

1st Place Commercial ~ Mary’s Cuisine Catering, San Luis Obispo; 2nd Place Commercial ~ Beth’s Tamales/ Old Town Mexican Cafe’ Santa Ana

 

GOURMET TAMALE WINNERS: 

1st Place Non-Profit ~ La Luz Del Mundo Santa Ana; 2nd Place Non-Profit ~ La Luz Del Mundo Paso Robles

1st Place Commercial ~ Mary’s Cuisine Catering, San Luis Obispo; 2nd Place Commercial ~ Me Gusta Gourmet Tamales, Napoleon Pacoima

 

TAMALE EATING CONTEST!

Winners (12 & Over): 1st Place ~ Charles G. Bill of Indio California; 2nd & 3rd Runners up: Mark Bartolussi & Joshua Russell

Winners (11 & Under): 1st Place ~ William Maynard; 2nd Place - Brenden Edwards

 

CHIHUAHUA COSTUME CONTEST & FASHION SHOW!

1st Place ~ Best Costume: Gus, Owner Paige Foss

1st Place ~ Best Overall Costume/ Most Creative: Gus, Owner Paige Foss;

1st Place ~ Owner/ Dog Look-a-like: Bean, Owner Ava Kershner

 

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE! THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING! See you next year! 

 SAVE THE DATE: January 15th & 16th, 2021

 

 http://www.atascaderotamalefest.com

 

The City of Atascadero is pleased to announce the expansion of the 5th Annual Tamale Festival to be held over two days in the Downtown, January 17th & 18th, 2020!

The expansion will include a Grand Opening Party to kick off on Friday evening, January 17 from 5-10 pm at Historic City Hall and the Sunken Gardens!  Enjoy music from two major bands, Brass Mash and the Dork band! As part of this additional day, we are adding a spectacular, NEW Firework Show! January is a good month to introduce a Firework show to our City and weather permitting; it will be a wonderful show to enjoy over Historic City Hall! Plus over 20 Tamale Vendors will be on site as well as a variety of obstacle courses and bounce houses for the kids! Free to attend!


The fun will continue into Saturday, January 18 from 11 am to 5 pm with the actual Tamale Festival! Expect over 30 tamale vendors from across California offering a variety of tamales for purchase from gourmet to traditional to sweet tamales.  Entertainment on Saturday will include your favorite Emcee, Medina Light Show Designs, a wide variety of music from the Mariachi Voces Tapatias, Los Gatos Locos band and the Steppin’ Out band, plus Ranchero Artist Manuel Enrique and the Famous Dancing Horses! The festival will also include bounce houses, Zorb Balls, bungee jumps plus face painting, balloon animals and plenty of fun for all ages! A couple contests to enjoy too with the very popular “Judges Favorite Best Tamale Contest” – find out who wins the Best Tamale! The “Tamale Eating Contest” and the Chihuahua & Pet Costume Contest along with a new “Pinata Breaking” for kids 11 & under!   

Close to 80 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!  

GRAND OPENING PARTY

Friday, January 17th

Event time: 5 pm – 10 pm

Over 20 Tamale Vendors plus Obstacle Courses, Bungee Jumps and Bounce Houses!

Front of Historic City Hall:

 

TAMALE FESTIVAL
Saturday, January 18th

Event time: 11 am – 5 pm

Over 85 Vendors - among them 30 Tamale Vendors plus Obstacle Courses, Bungee Jumps and Bounce Houses! 

City Hall Stage:

Entrada Stage/ Downtown:

Sunken Gardens/ Downtown:

 

DO NOT MISS this popular event! Atascadero’s 5th Annual Tamale Festival, January 17 & 18, will be a fun and exciting occasion for the whole family to attend, especially for anyone who loves tamales! The event is free to attend and enjoy the entertainment, but don’t forget to bring your wallet in order to purchase delicious food, activities and merchandise; AND be sure to place your orders from your favorite tamale vendor(s) to stock up, as tamales freeze well too!

THANK YOU to our Sponsors! This year, we are pleased to announce Metro by T-Mobile as our presenting sponsor and Coastal Communities Physician Network (CCPN), Supervisor Debbie Arnold, H&R Block Atascadero & Paso Robles and Kenneth Heating & Air! We would not be able to host events like this without your support! 

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