The Executive Committee and Staff welcome you to celebrate Stanislaus County Fairgrounds diverse cultural heritage at the first Annual California Tamale Festival.

The California Tamale Festival celebrates taste and talent by bringing together live music, the arts, great plated foods. The event showcases professional and amateur community talent with live entertainment throughout the one day, professional cooking demonstrations, a custom car show, tamale themed creative displays, arts, and crafts, DJs, and Mariachis and much more!!!

Also, the California Tamale Festival encourages you to “adopt-a-pet” on-site you will have the chance to visit with animal shelters from Stanislaus county.

The California Tamale Festival demonstrates how the synergy of good food, good folks, and good times. We hope to see you at this year’s Festival And please mark your calendar to join us for the 2nd weekend of October

Date and Time:

  • OUTDOOR EVENT, RAIN OR SHINESunday of October 20, 2024: 12 Noon – 7:00 PM


  • Stanislaus County Fairgrounds 900 N. Broadway Turlock, CA 95380


  • Adults (18-64) – $25
  • Child (8-17) – $15
  • Seniors (65+w/ID) – $15
  • Military (w/ID) – $15
  • Kids UNDER (7) – Free

Event Highlights:

Tamale Alley
Home Cook, Food Truck, and Restaurant Tamale Challenges
Live music on the one stage all day
Live cooking demonstrations
Custom car, boat, and motorcycle show
Home and garden show
Vendors, exhibitors, displays
Tamale themed project displays
Banda, Corridos, Mariachi, country, and rock n’ roll performers
Kids’ Zone