Date/Time: Saturday, March 23rd, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Where: Leadbetter Beach Picnic Area in Santa Barbara. (Map)
Note: We are limiting the festival to 125 attendees so you'll enjoy a comfortable and uncrowded event . When all tickets are sold, it will be announced on this page. Tickets will not be available at the event.
Inclement Weather: If it rains on festival day, you may apply the cost of your ticket(s) toward the purchase of tamales from Santa Barbara Tamales-To-Go.
Your ticket includes a tamale meal served with with escabeche, esquites, and escamocha side dishes, a choice of beverages, and eligibility to win our tamale drawing held every 30 minutes. You might also win the grand prize-- a catered event for 25 guests at your location featuring our Tamale Party Bike! We also have activities like tamale rolling demos, henna tattoo artists, fortune telling, a photo booth, and piñatas scheduled throughout the day.
Chicken verde, chipotle pork, chile & cheese, six vegetable, spicy black bean, and chicken mole, We'll have pre-cooked frozen tamales available for taking home from the festival. Place an online order and pick up at the festival's will call booth. Order now.
Chef Richard Lambert, will be giving tamale rolling demos at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Remember the festival with a fun photo!
Here's your chance to try something exotic and fun! Henna FAQ
More chances to take home tamales.
Get a free reading from psychic Alanna Leavy. Open to the first 15 festival goers who sign up.
You can never have too many tamales! Win a dozen to take home with a drawing every 30 minutes!