Community Invited to Oxnard Tamale Festival for Music, Family Fun and Savory Tamales

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City of Oxnard




OXNARD, Calif.–Families, friends and neighbors are invited to ring in the holiday season at the 11th annual Oxnard Tamale Festival featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts, family fun and, of course, mouthwatering tamales. The festival will take place in downtown Oxnard from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Plaza Park, 500 S. C St.

This year’s festival will feature vendors offering a variety of tamales, from the traditional savory and sweet to possibly some not seen at the event before such as last year’s special fusion tamale, blending Filipino and Mexican tastes together into one dish.

The event includes live music, a Best Tamale Contest, Kids Zone, and craft vendor area. Other food will also be available.

Kicking the day off is the city’s annual Holiday Parade, with a theme this year of “Making Spirits Bright.”
With a 10 a.m. start, the parade route wraps around the festival site and features the sights and sounds of colorful marching bands, equestrian units, local school groups, floats and a visit from Santa!

The 2018 Oxnard Tamale Festival is organized by City of Oxnard’s Recreation Division. More information can be found at or on Facebook at

The presenting sponsor is Lazer Broadcasting Corp. The City of Oxnard is a full-service general law city incorporated in 1903. Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura, serving 200,000 culturally diverse residents. Read more about the City of Oxnard at

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