16th Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival

Casino Del Sol presents the 16th Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at AVA Amphitheater from 10am - 5pm. FREE & open to the public.

The Festival celebrates the rich tastes, smells and variation of tamales from the Southwest and Mexico.  This unique event provides organizations & individuals with an opportunity to fundraise as Vendors.

The Festival Features:
Tamale contest
Live local entertainment
Food vendors
Artisan vendors
Farmers Market vendors
Family fun
 


Attention Vendors:

Applications are available at the links below and at Casino Del Sol’s Club Sol desk. Submit your completed application (vendor form & business license form) along with the full payment (CASH ONLY) to Club Sol. Application deadline is Nov 29th. Official Vendor confirmation will come directly from Laura Andrade via a phone call or by email.

Pricing:

  • Food Vendors:  $275
  • Vendors with carts:  $185 (north drive)
  • Tribal Members / Employees:  $125
  • Artisans / Farmers Market Vendors:  $55 (north drive only)

Food Handlers & Safety Classes:

Wednesday, November 17th

  • Food Handlers: 4pm - 5pm
  • Test: 5pm - 5:30pm
  • Electrical: 5:30p - 6pm
  • Safety: 6pm - 6:30pm

Monday, November 22nd

  • Food Handlers: 4pm - 5pm
  • Test: 5pm - 5:30pm
  • Electrical: 5:30p - 6pm
  • Safety: 6pm - 6:30pm

Tamale Contest Info:

  • FREE to enter:  Bring 1 dozen fully cooked tamales to enter between 7am - 11am
  • Categories:  Traditional Red / Green Corn / Gourmet / Sweet
  • Prizes:  All around Best of Tamal - $750 / 1st Place - $500 / 2nd Place - $300 / 3rd Place - $150