The mission of the festival is to promote, preserve, celebrate and share the Latino Heritage and culture with the global community of the Santa Clara Valley. It is also the main resource for funding programs managed by the nonprofit.
The Tamale Festival serves the community for two days to reflect on the beauty of family, tradition, and Hispanic contributions to San Jose and the world.
The Tamale Festival’s weekend long event is a multicultural event that is enjoyed by families and friends from all over the San Jose area.
Participants come to showcase their families favorite tamale recipes in hopes of winning the coveted BEST TAMALES title. While sampling some the delicious recipes festival attendees will be treated to some outstanding music and multicultural performances.
The Tamale Festival takes place at the 47 acre Emma Prusch Farm Park located in San Jose, Ca. Emma Prusch Park contains rare fruit orchards, two community gardens, a small animal enclosure and lush lawns and picnic areas. In 2014 The Tamale Festival has become part of The Vibe: Music + Soccer + Food to become even larger than ever before.
Bring out your entire family to indulge in some of the best tamale recipes around!