Food City Tamale Festival 2017

Food City Tamale Festival 2017

Free Food Festival Celebrates the Best Tamales in the Southwest

Saturday, Dec. 9 & Sunday, Dec. 10 

Arizona’s best tamale-makers will help celebrate the holidays during Food City’s 16th annual Tamale Festival in downtown Phoenix!

FREE and open to the general public, and takes place as many families make homemade tamales for the holiday season.

Attendees will be able to taste and buy a wide selection of savory and sweet homemade tamales, as well as enjoy jewelry, arts and crafts and much more. The two-day event will also offer live mariachis, ballet folklorico dancers, and other musical entertainment. 

Tamale-makers from local faith-based groups prepare their tamales in church commissaries and then sell them at the Festival to fundraise for their organization. 

Food City also will be selling tamales, menudo, carne asada burritos, durros,pan dulce, aguas frescas and champurrado (Mexican hot chocolate).

Saturday, Dec. 9th ~ 11am to 6pm and Sunday, Dec. 10th ~10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 

After taste-testing tamales, a panel of celebrity judges will name the “Best Tamale of 2017,” and Food City will award prizes to winning tamale-maker.


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