Tuck into tamales

The Somerton Tamale Festival is the Woodstock of tamale events, with more than 30,000 people descending on the little border town southwest of Yuma.

Visitors can sample dozens of varieties ranging from traditional beef and chicken to pork, turkey, corn and spinach tamales. There are even sweet tamales filled with pineapple, peach and strawberry. This is the 10th year for the festival, with all proceeds helping to provide Arizona State University scholarships to local students.

The festival is Dec. 17, the last Saturday of autumn, with winter’s chill standing on the doorstep. What a delicious way to end the season. The festival begins at 11 a.m. A few arts and crafts vendors are on hand and there will be live music throughout the day.

Details: Along Main Street in Somerton, about 11 miles southwest of Yuma.

Sponsorship Opportunities are still available.  Download the Sponsorship Packet.

Email Luis Heredia at luis.heredia@gmail.com or call 602-730-2445 for more information.


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Somerton Tamale Festival
Come and enjoy one of the best food festivals in the region. Over 30,000 attendees, 44 different tamale vendors, and great family fun!