Tamale Festival

HOLY GUACAMOLE!!!! The 2021 La Habra Tamale Festival is BAAAACCCKKKKK!!!!!

This year, the 8th annual La Habra Tamale Festival will be held on Saturday, December 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., on Euclid St. between La Habra Blvd. and Bridenbecker Ave. The site also will include La Habra City Hall and its parking lot, First and Second Aves., and both Portola and Brio Parks. The event details will be available soon!

Vendor Opportunities

For questions or more information, please contact Melissa Rivera or call 562-383-4200. 

Tamale Contest

It wouldn't be the Tamale Festival without the Tamale Contest! The contest has three divisions: Abuelita/Abuelito (65 yrs or older), Muchacha/Muchacho (youth ages 17 and under), and Senora/Senor (all other ages). You may submit tamales in these two categories: Savory (meat, cheese, veggie, other) or Sweet (dessert, corn, other). The fee to enter the contest is $10 per one entry, $20 per two, through October 31st, and $20 per one, $40 per two November 1st and after. Check-in will be at 8:00 a.m., and judging at 9:00 a.m., with winners for each divsion announced on the main stage at 11:00 a.m. Prize winners for each category and age will receive a cash prize of $50 for first place and $25 for second place.

For more information and to download the Tamale Contest application form, please click here.