Tamale Festival

You're invited to the City of La Habra's 4th annual Tamale Festival, to be held on Sunday, November 25th, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  The event, which is the largest tamale festival in Orange County, is held on Euclid St., between La Habra Blvd. and Lambert Rd., as well as in Brio and Portola Parks, which are in that area.  Activities will include a tamale contest, dance performances by local studios, and musical performances by Soto, with its top 40, cumbias and salsa tunes, and the Mariachi Divas.  There will be many vendors selling a variety of items, as well as many tamale vendors.  For a copy of the 2018 Tamale Festival flyer, please visit the La Habra Tamale Festival website.

Performing Opportunities


If your dance school is interested in performing at the Tamale Festival, please contact Katie Elmore at 562-383-4208. You can also download the performer's application by visiting the Tamale Festival website.

Tamale Contest


Do your family, friends and neighbors always ask for more of your amazing tamales?  If so, you could be a contender in this year's Tamale Contest with CASH PRIZES!  There will be three divisions:

  • Abuelita/Abuelito Division - Exclusively for grandparents with legendary recipes!
  • Muchacha/Muchacho Division - Exclusively for youth ages 17 and under who rock the tamale!
  • Senora/Senor Division - Our open division for everyone else!
There will be two categories:
  • Best Savory Tamale (Meat, Cheese, Veggie, Other)
  • Best Sweet Tamale (Dessert, Corn, Cheese, Other)
Two winners will be chosen in each category!!!
  • First Place wins $50
  • Second Place wins $25
ENTRY DETAILS: Contest entry fee is $10 per tamale receipe in each division & category; $20 after November 1, 2018. All proceeds support La Habra Senior Citizen programs.  PRESENTED BY: Eastside Christian Church La Habra.  Space is limited and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
To view and download entry forms, please visit the La Habra Tamale Festival website.


Vendor & Sponsorship Opportunities


If you are interested in being a vendor at the 2018 La Habra Tamale Festival, please click on this link to the Festival's website for more information and the necessary forms to submit.

    For questions or more information, please contact Katie Elmore at 562-383-4208.