Here are a few colorful photos taken today during the Escondido Tamale Festival!
This very popular free event is held every year in Grape Day Park, right next to Escondido City Hall and the California Center for the Arts. Tamale making champions from around the region come together to compete for a prized trophy!
A crowd of tamale lovers had lined up on the grass anticipating a treat, and many were at outdoor tables feasting.
There were mariachis and other entertainers performing on the Grande Stage, a big kids zone, and all sorts of vendors. I noticed a few people were dressed up for Día De Los Muertos.
Because I walked about in a zigzag, looking at a wide variety of things in and around the park, I missed the Chihuahua Costume Contest and some cool lowriders that were parked nearby.
Maybe next year!