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9th Annual Tamale Festival Weekend

May 2, 2025 - May 3, 2025


The City of Atascadero is pleased to announce the Atascadero Tamale Festival Weekend will return in 2025!


Friday, May 2, 2025 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Saturday, May 3, 2025 | 11am - 7pm


The event weekend kicks off on May 2, 2025, in Downtown Atascadero, with early tamale shopping and a taste of what's in store at the main event on Saturday, May 3, 2025! Get ready for everything you've come to expect from this annual event favorite: a variety of delicious traditional, gourmet, and sweet tamales from local restaurants (as well as restaurants from across California), margaritas (and a host of other adult beverages), merchandise vendors, live music, "best" tamale, tamale eating and pet costume contests, photo opportunities, and more!


FREE to attend, the event is a fun and exciting occasion for the whole family, especially for anyone who loves tamales. Don’t forget to bring your wallet to purchase delicious food, activities, and merchandise. 



If you would like to be a vendor at the 9th Annual Tamale Festival, please complete the appropriate form below. Registration closes April 14, 2025, so apply now to secure your spot, and be a part of this popular event!


Tamale Vendor Form

Food Vendor Form

Merchant Vendor Form

Adult Beverage Vendor Form


Questions? Please call (805) 470-3360 or email:


To learn more about the Atascadero Tamale Festival, visit


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