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80th Annual Tamale Festival will be coming to the Arizona Center!
November 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm| $10.00
80th Annual Friendly House Tamale Dinner and Festival Coming to Arizona Center Saturday, November 7
Presented by APS, the event will celebrate food, family and culture
Get ready, tamale lovers. The 80th annual Friendly House Tamale Dinner and Festival is coming to Arizona Center in downtown Phoenix on November 7, 2015 from 12pm – 7pm. The event will feature food, beer and margaritas, live music, and an activity-packed kids zone.
The Tamale Dinner and Festival is a Friendly House signature event, now in its 80th consecutive year, proudly making it the longest continuous fundraiser in our state. This year’s participating restaurants include The Tamale Store, Sonora’s Mexican Food & Panaderia, Mi Vegana Madre, Mi Amigo’s, Tacos de Juarez, La 15 Y Salsas, Canyon Café, Sylvia’s La Canasta, Manny’s Mexican Grill, Perfectos Mexican Restaurant, The Treatery, Mamma Toledo’s The Pie Hole, Coach’s Corner, DGP Gourmet Fry Bread, and Friendly House Tamales and Hot Dogs.
All participating tamale restaurants will take part in an epic “Battle of the Tamales,” judged by both attendees and community leaders. In addition, attendees will enjoy a kids craft zone and live bands and dance performances throughout the day.
The entertainment lineup is as follows:
|12:10 pm – 1pm||Ballet Folklorico Primavera|
|1:10 pm – 2:10 pm||Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli|
|2:30 pm – 3:50 pm||Guitarras Latinas|
|4 pm – 5:20 pm||Vox Urbana|
|5:30pm –7:00 pm||Fayuca|
Funds raised through sales of tickets, beverages, sponsorships, and a portion of tamale sales at the Tamale Dinner & Festival will support Friendly House’s community-building programs which fall within four pillars: Education (Helping Children & Adults Succeed in Education), Family Services (Improving Families Health & Wellness), Immigration (Providing Legal Service, Outreach and Advocacy), and Workforce Development (Increasing Financial Stability and Workforce Readiness).