- Dec 03 2022
- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Casino Del Sol’s 17th Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival
Celebrate the rich tastes, smells and variations of tamales from the Southwest & Mexico at the 17th Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival! Held every year on the first Saturday of December at Casino Del Sol’s AVA Amphitheater, this festival has become a Tucson tradition, marking the beginning of the holiday season.
Join more than 10,000 attendees on December 3rd from 10am-5pm at AVA Amphitheater for this free open to the public event.
Enjoy live local entertainment including; Tejano Acts, Folklorico groups, Aztec Dancers, Mariachis & Pascua Yaqui Tribe Cultural Dancers.
Indulge in delicious tamales, fry bread, tacos, burritos, kettle corn, churros & aguas frescas just to name a few.
Shop for unique gifts from Artisan Vendors selling beadwork, jewelry, blankets, artwork, paintings & woodwork; Farmers Market Vendors with jams, hats, soaps, shirts, chiles & more.
The event will be fun for the whole family with Face Painters, Caricature Vendors, Santa & more.
And of course, don’t miss the celebrated tamale contest. The contest is determined by more than 50 Judges in 4 categories: Traditional, Corn, Gourmet & Sweet. Cash prizes from $150 to $500 are given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each category, with the top prize of $750 going to the Best tamale winner.
This unique event provides participants with an opportunity to raise funds for their organizations, households or communities as vendors.
For more information about the Tamal Fest, to learn how to become a vendor or to enter the tamale contest, visit: https://www.casinodelsol.com/event/17th-tamal-festival.