Escondido Tamale Festival
Returning for its 5th year, the Escondido Tamale Festival has become a signature north county event. This free family festival with a VIP Ticket Option anticipates 15,000 attendees. Come enjoy delicious gourmet, traditional and vegetarian tamales from a variety of award-winning vendors, plus nearly 100 other food & craft vendors, Beer, Wine & Spirit Garden with games and live entertainment, the Best Tamale Contest & the adorable Chihuahua Costume Contest and Fashion Show as well as Tamale Making Classes taught by the pros at Northgate Market. The Grande Stage will feature Mariachis, Aztec and Folklorico Dancers and Dukes Car Club will display their classic low riders. There is also a Kids Fun Zone with face painters and Henna tattoos and a Micro Maker Faire with interactive maker crafts such as building rockets, micro drones, cardboard combat bots, cigar box guitars, laser cut art, marble labyrinth, weaving fabric and sun cookers.