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Get Your Fill of a Favorite Texan Staple During the Annual Hot Tamale Festival

As the winds shift in Corpus Christi, and you feel the promise of 70-degree weather in the air, November brings on a special feeling to your soul. Gone are the days of the summer mid-drifts and pressures to have a swimsuit-ready body. Bring on the sweaters and TAMALES! Corpus Christi welcomes a festival celebrating the sheer wonderment and deliciousness of the almighty tamale– Hot Tamale Festival.

In South Texas, tamales are more than a delicious piece of heaven to eat. Tamales are memories. Memories of making tamales with your family or pulling them from the steamer, hot and spicy and ready – just add your favorite dipping sauce. Memories of debating whether ketchup is an appropriate way to dress your tamale. You see, tamales are more than maza with your favorite protein loaded into it. Tamales are life. So, you could argue that the Hot Tamale Festival is all about celebrating LIFE!

It’s one thing to make tamales. But, do you make them with flair? Do you make them with the latest trend in the foodie universe? Are you bringing a tamale to a whole other level? The Hot Tamale Festival celebrates the innovations that come from the source with the Most Creative Tamale Contest.

And, because South Texas prides itself on the heat, The Hot Tamale Festival also hosts a HOT tamale eating contest— but with a twist. It’s not how many you can handle in your mouth. It’s the style in which you eat the hottest of the hot, the spiciest of the spice. Festival-goers can sign up for the contest and take away the crown for handling the heat! Plus, we’ll have Mariachis, Folkorico dancers, and unique vendors.

The Hot Tamale Festival is a free street festival to end all street festivals –simply because it’s about getting your tamale on!

Brand-new day, brand-new adventure. At least that’s what we like to tell ourselves at Shadow Bend Apartments in Corpus Christi, Texas. With that mentality in mind, we keep you in-the-know of all the latest happenings in and around our community, so you can live life to the fullest.

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, November 23, 2019—12:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Downtown Corpus Christi
1590 North Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

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