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Atascadero's 6th Annual Tamale Festival!

Saturday, January 15, 2022, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

The City of Atascadero is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Atascadero 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 will include your favorite Emcee, Francisco Ramirez along with Medina Light Show Designs, plus a wide variety of music from the Mariachi bands to major dance bands plus the Famous Dancing Horses! The festival will also include the Folkloric Dancers and a variety of interactive obstacle courses plus face painting, balloon animals and plenty of fun for all ages! 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!

The contests will return with the very popular “Best Tamale Contest” where all of the tamale vendors can showcase their outstanding work in creating the “best” tamale. Plus the Chihuahua Costume Contest will also return! 

DO NOT MISS this popular event! Atascadero’s 6th Annual Tamale Festival, Saturday, January 15, 2022, 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!

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Due to COVID-19 all events are tentative and their dates are subject to change.


Please be advised, if you are a vendor and have already submitted your vendor information for the 2021 event, it will be honored as we bring back the event on January 15, 2022. Just update your form to correct the date to January 15, 2022 and the time to 11 am - 7 pm. 

If you would like to be a vendor at the 6th Annual Tamale Festival, please complete the appropriate form below.  Registration closes December 27, 2021.

Phone: (805) 470-3360

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15 E. Mall
Atascadero, CA 93422

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