Wed, Nov 16 at 12:00pm - Sat, Dec 3 at 4:00pm
Casino Del Sol
5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85757

Casino Del Sol will host the 17th Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 3.

It’s become a Tucson tradition, marking the beginning of the holiday season. Join more than 10,000 attendees and celebrate the rich tastes, smells and variations of tamales from the Southwest & Mexico.   This unique event provides participants with an opportunity to raise funds for their organizations, households or communities as vendors. And of course, don’t miss the celebrated Tamal contest. The contest is determined by more than 50 Judges in 4 categories: Traditional Red Chili, Green 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.

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.


For more information about the Tamal Fest, to learn how to become a vendor or to enter the tamale contest, visit:


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