About Somerton Tamale Festival


The EL Diablito Arizona State University (ASU) Alumni chapter was established by ASU graduates who have returned to work and live in the Yuma/Somerton/San Luis area. Our organization fills an important need by providing scholarships for local students who will attend ASU. We represent a variety of majors and professions and hope to serve as mentors to the recipients. Throughout the year, we hold various fundraisers to support our cause. The Tamale Festival is our major fundraiser.

The ASU El Diablito Scholarship application is due Friday, April 21, 2017.  Download the application here.

In partnership with the ASU Los Diablos Alumni Chapter, the El Diablito ASU Alumni Yuma Chapter also provides a comprehensive scholarship to a Yuma County resident under the ASU Latino Scholars Partnership program.  Learn more here.  Download the application, Part A and Part B.


Somerton, in the fertile Yuma Valley in southwestern Yuma County, is about 12 miles south of Yuma and 180 miles east of San Diego, at an elevation of 103 feet. It is equidistant from the California and Mexican borders. Somerton was established in 1898 and incorporated in 1918. Many residents are employed in citrus and vegetable growing and processing. Somerton also has a commercial service sector with ample room for further growth.

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  • commented 2016-02-17 05:46:32 -0700
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  • commented 2015-12-17 18:35:17 -0700
    people if someone has never been there you need to tell them where in Somerton it is. I live in Yuma I know where Somerton is but I don’t konw where this is – how about letting me know so I can come on my birthday and enjoy some tamales
  • commented 2015-03-20 12:37:40 -0700
    I’m wondering who do I contact to be a tamale vendor to 2015 Somerton Tamale Festival?
  • commented 2013-11-24 07:43:07 -0700
    TY :)
  • commented 2013-11-23 13:33:00 -0700
    Are looking for security. i work for a security company. Arons Security. Give me a call 9284887401.